New Diesel Defender v 'Old' ELECTRIC Defender: Off-Road Challenge

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We’re treating you to another Off-Road Challenge!

We’ve brought back the awesome Tesla-powered 2010 Land Rover Defender, and this time we’re putting it up against the brand new Defender 90!

This new Defender 90 has a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that can produce 250hp & 570Nm. It’s packed with incredible tech designed to make off-reading easier, including surface-studying cameras and terrain response. Will this give it the edge over its all-electric rival?

The electric Defender, meanwhile, has been fitted with the motor and inverter from a Tesla Model S. As a result, it can put down 450hp & 450Nm. But thanks to this conversion, it costs a staggering £150,000 - more than three times the starting price of the new Defender 90!!!

Not only are these two cars are going to duke it out in four off-road challenges, Mat’s also going to compare their exteriors, their interiors, and launch them both to 60mph. Stick with us to see which car comes out on top!

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  1. carwow
    Maand geleden

    So, which do you think looks better? The new Defender 90, or the old electric Defender? VOTE below!

    1. King Kyle
      King Kyle
      9 dagen geleden

      I think the old electric defender looks way better

    2. Jón Steinar
      Jón Steinar
      12 dagen geleden

      Old one by far

    3. Jerry Chesan
      Jerry Chesan
      12 dagen geleden

      The steel wheels are horrible. The old converted Defender looks way better.

    4. Ishan Mehra
      Ishan Mehra
      17 dagen geleden

      Old defender

    5. Tarush More
      Tarush More
      17 dagen geleden

      Old one

  2. JakeG
    4 uur geleden

    Old. No question

  3. David McRae
    David McRae
    10 uur geleden

    So, how far can the EV go, laden and unladen, and what about towing? How far can it go towing even a small camper trailer let alone a caravan? Very important in Australia when you travel hundreds of kilometres to where you are going to go four wheel driving/camping.

  4. UnknownDestiny
    17 uur geleden

    i love the old defender they will always look better

  5. jon holmes
    jon holmes
    Dag geleden

    Could this channel get any worse?

  6. Anand T.R
    Anand T.R
    2 dagen geleden

    Old one

  7. Matthew Mazzella
    Matthew Mazzella
    6 dagen geleden

    They did an amazing job with the old defender. I would actually like the old 1 with a diesel, not that the electric is bad it's just more practical to have a diesel or gas engine especially way out in the middle of nowhere. If you run out of gas or whatever at least someone can be some out to you. No one can actually bring a charge out to you. But again it's gorgeous.

  8. Gary Cooper
    Gary Cooper
    6 dagen geleden

    Old Landy looks better

  9. Steven Taylor
    Steven Taylor
    7 dagen geleden

    This guy hate the old car

  10. SammyBwoi
    7 dagen geleden


  11. Mikey Knighty
    Mikey Knighty
    9 dagen geleden

    the old defender is just the villain from cars 2

  12. kevin bradley
    kevin bradley
    10 dagen geleden

    The new defender 90 looks like an up scaled Skoda Yeti

  13. Amal A k Amal
    Amal A k Amal
    10 dagen geleden

    Malayalies undo

  14. LucasAU
    10 dagen geleden

    2.2 tones for that tiny thing?

  15. Prillan Den Fete
    Prillan Den Fete
    10 dagen geleden

    The new defender look like complete ass tbh

  16. Chris
    11 dagen geleden

    The ALL NEW DEFENDER Protecting shopping centres and school carparks.

  17. Grzegorz Kwolek
    Grzegorz Kwolek
    11 dagen geleden

    I think the old defender more 😂

  18. Sarfraz Shah
    Sarfraz Shah
    13 dagen geleden

    Old one looks really aggressive and of course it performed well too in the video. But the new one looks better from front, its back is tacky. But I have always loved your presentation, your jokes, the vocabulary you use to talk about cars. It’s just impressive

  19. tiaan van der lith
    tiaan van der lith
    14 dagen geleden


  20. Wholehearted Global
    Wholehearted Global
    15 dagen geleden

    It is a proper off-road vehicle... ...Andrew entered the chatroom:)

  21. Jake S
    Jake S
    15 dagen geleden

    Softly sprung? Isn't that a stupid comment with air suspension?

  22. Jake S
    Jake S
    15 dagen geleden

    Just imagine that Land Rover had spent some of that 3ton gross weight on EV tech 10 years ago. They could be leaders in the field by now, at least in off road tech. If a Farmer can do 200 miles in a day with no engine, no clutch, no gearbox, massive torque and traction and wade through rivers! Land rover really didn't innovate when they should have - what's the next innovation they are missing?

  23. aaliyankhan baloch
    aaliyankhan baloch
    16 dagen geleden

    old is better

  24. Yo Momma
    Yo Momma
    17 dagen geleden


  25. standard man
    standard man
    18 dagen geleden

    Old defender design are literally infinitely better than the new

  26. Arthur Mills
    Arthur Mills
    18 dagen geleden

    The old defender looks much better.

  27. Nadia Ramage
    Nadia Ramage
    20 dagen geleden


  28. Hybrid Nuclear Kangaroo Dragon
    Hybrid Nuclear Kangaroo Dragon
    20 dagen geleden

    New ev are extremely silent because there are alot more sound proofing to the entire drivetrain or something and they do sound much more silent. This old ev sounds like a small rc car scaled up with a gearing that is making it very loud but very powerful for an ev. Offroad its awesome sounding but cruising down the road it would drive me mad because i already got tenitius and this would unfortunately make it worse.

  29. Sam Carré
    Sam Carré
    20 dagen geleden

    old one looks 10x better with or without specter upgrade

  30. Chezhian Krishnamurthy
    Chezhian Krishnamurthy
    21 dag geleden

    Where is the park gear. do you now how to switch to park in the electric defender?

  31. Chezhian Krishnamurthy
    Chezhian Krishnamurthy
    21 dag geleden

    Yeah the electric defender looks ugly and too where as the diesel defender is like me

  32. Internet W4nk3r
    Internet W4nk3r
    22 dagen geleden

    Usually off road means off grids. So, good luck.

  33. BO T
    BO T
    22 dagen geleden

    Yes, please do an electric Land Rover.

  34. Ashaank Thakur
    Ashaank Thakur
    23 dagen geleden

    Is it only me or does the old defender looks like a g wagon?

  35. Joseph Anode
    Joseph Anode
    24 dagen geleden


  36. Thomas Dijkstra
    Thomas Dijkstra
    24 dagen geleden

    The spectur

  37. kev
    24 dagen geleden

    Bringing back the Burberry look 👌

  38. Jayesh
    24 dagen geleden

    Old or New These Defenders are sick looking 😍

  39. Glen Gallagher
    Glen Gallagher
    26 dagen geleden

    Think for looks obviously old one in my opinion as for tech new one

  40. ZLX RichixX
    ZLX RichixX
    27 dagen geleden

    The ev would get stuck easier since it ain’t got none of that tech it’s only got gas and brake

  41. Catalin
    27 dagen geleden

    The old is the best!

  42. Tommaso Cais
    Tommaso Cais
    28 dagen geleden

    It's obviously better with that wheels

  43. Tommaso Cais
    Tommaso Cais
    28 dagen geleden

    well done Richard morgan

  44. YT_ Dogboss
    YT_ Dogboss
    28 dagen geleden


  45. GangsterPenguin88
    28 dagen geleden

    So basically it’s the new defender vs the old defender but with a Tesla motor and battery swapped into it

  46. Leonardo Bacigalupe
    Leonardo Bacigalupe
    28 dagen geleden

    the ev defender looks real good but I doubt it's really good at off-road, the lack of a low range could be a problem with a super fast revving electric motor

  47. Dawin Alexander
    Dawin Alexander
    28 dagen geleden

    Yes I agree with you mat " this power train in that car" yes

  48. Dawin Alexander
    Dawin Alexander
    28 dagen geleden

    I'd really love that ev defender

  49. Ricardo Benedito
    Ricardo Benedito
    28 dagen geleden

    @16:03 for EV eargasm

  50. leslie rhodes
    leslie rhodes
    29 dagen geleden

    That’s alright if you’re farting about in an English countryside with an electric defender But if you wanna go out to the outback or to the African Safari where are you going to charge up your defender when you’re deep in the middle of brush or jungle ps. There is nowhere in England that you can travel without an electric power points and recharge but in the outback and the African jungle “where”

  51. Devsing CURUM
    Devsing CURUM
    Maand geleden

    hey can you make a video about the new Mazda BT50 ?

  52. Neal Singh
    Neal Singh
    Maand geleden


  53. Danny Taylor
    Danny Taylor
    Maand geleden

    Stick to your drag racing you have little to no idea about 4wd. Thanks for trying though

  54. Smithy's Garage - SG
    Smithy's Garage - SG
    Maand geleden

    I cant wait for it to come in a v8

  55. JayDee
    Maand geleden

    New defender only looks good in black in my opinion the rims on the new defender make me feel sick

  56. Nigel Hockenhull
    Nigel Hockenhull
    Maand geleden

    I'd prefer the original defenders look all day long👍

  57. Timothy Trexler
    Timothy Trexler
    Maand geleden

    You should have filmed them offloading in a lithium mine!

  58. Roger Williams
    Roger Williams
    Maand geleden

    The new one looks slab-sided and a bit bland BUT I do think LR has done a decent job. This and the larger 5 door are the natural successors to the old Discovery rather than the jelly-mould they issued! As a Defender replacement, it is hugely expensive though, and, of course, they should do an all-electric one! Still think the SPECTRE looks the business :)

  59. Avishka Ravindu
    Avishka Ravindu
    Maand geleden

  60. Kai Haecker
    Kai Haecker
    Maand geleden


  61. Gary lowe
    Gary lowe
    Maand geleden

    Everyone thinks an old defender looks cool ......and then you drive one.........not cool wonder how many people who say its cool have owned one

  62. Anthony Williamson
    Anthony Williamson
    Maand geleden


  63. Goostrey
    Maand geleden

    How was the electric range in the EV, especially off road? The Fast Lane tested the Jeep Wrangler 4xE and found that its electric range off-road was only 1/10 of its electric range on the road.

  64. Harry Howson
    Harry Howson
    Maand geleden

    Where was this filmed? Looks a really fun track to go off-roading on. We are looking for somewhere new

  65. 78vintages
    Maand geleden

    That new defender is ugly AF

  66. camilo Mendoza
    camilo Mendoza
    Maand geleden

    That new defender is too ugly!!

  67. Juan The One
    Juan The One
    Maand geleden

    I can do that whit a vw beetle... that's just grass

  68. Bor Struga
    Bor Struga
    Maand geleden

    Old definetly

  69. Wagener Hanekom
    Wagener Hanekom
    Maand geleden

    Very interesting!!! Would love to see the EV on a real challenging track. They should use RC Rock Crawling Technology, we have better downhill control in a 40$ electronic speed control.

  70. Mayank Singh
    Mayank Singh
    Maand geleden

    So No one's gonna talk about old defender's 007 SPC number plate ??? That's so freaking cool especially with that black modified look that mimics the James bond defender

  71. Marco Coetzee
    Marco Coetzee
    Maand geleden

    Still steelies in 2021 on a car for that price?

  72. Ryan Gondo
    Ryan Gondo
    Maand geleden

    Old defender looks nicer

  73. Lee Davidson
    Lee Davidson
    Maand geleden

    Tyres made the difference not the engines. The old defender does look better IMO.

  74. Kyle Li
    Kyle Li
    Maand geleden

    Is nobody gonna talk about Matt and his Burberry

  75. Faizaan Khan
    Faizaan Khan
    Maand geleden

    Old one looks better!

  76. Thomas Law
    Thomas Law
    Maand geleden

    I agree with Matt look of the new defender but with a electric power train

  77. Titan Bladeworks
    Titan Bladeworks
    Maand geleden

    why compare a new 90 to an old 110?

  78. Matteo Cecconi
    Matteo Cecconi
    Maand geleden

    🤢🤮 electric is not the futur

  79. mario hernandez
    mario hernandez
    Maand geleden

    I could have both!! I love them

  80. Gaurav Thakur
    Gaurav Thakur
    Maand geleden

    Old is gold, just black

    Maand geleden

    Me gustaría saber el precio de la avería más común en un coche eléctrico y un diesel. No es comprar es mantener.

  82. Leah Parker
    Leah Parker
    Maand geleden

    Totally should do it !!

  83. Taha Hassan
    Taha Hassan
    Maand geleden

    i also do not like the steel wheels on the new defender

  84. Taha Hassan
    Taha Hassan
    Maand geleden

    i do not like the new defender desin

  85. Taha Hassan
    Taha Hassan
    Maand geleden

    I am going to say that old defender is waaaayyyyyy better looking even the stock old better looking

  86. TurtleShell 8024
    TurtleShell 8024
    Maand geleden

    Old looks better.

  87. Sulyok Péter
    Sulyok Péter
    Maand geleden

    The new defender is soooo beautiful car! I really love the new design. However... I would really like if they release a full electric version like Matt said!

  88. David Bally
    David Bally
    Maand geleden

    Old school all the way..

  89. Cameron RC
    Cameron RC
    Maand geleden

    The old one looks better

  90. Steve D
    Steve D
    Maand geleden

    Quite possibly the lamest off road video I’ve ever had the misfortune to watch

  91. Chaozer Toby
    Chaozer Toby
    Maand geleden

    Do Burberry sponsor you Mat? if not, they should...

  92. J M
    J M
    Maand geleden

    90k on top for an old car? Madness

  93. Si Mis
    Si Mis
    Maand geleden

    Great job in the old Defender!!! I think that I prefer the old one 😜

  94. Tim Skelton
    Tim Skelton
    Maand geleden

    Have you ever seen an old defender in an accident or for instance a rollover on the motorway? Not pretty, therefore no thanks!

  95. Bradley Gonzalez
    Bradley Gonzalez
    Maand geleden

    Dose Matt have a second gig working at Burberry?

  96. Philippe De Andria
    Philippe De Andria
    Maand geleden

    i bought a 1992 defender 110 just last week, cannot be any happier!

  97. graham- martin
    graham- martin
    Maand geleden

    the old one looks better as i have a 300 tdi myself that looks the same lol

  98. pathum perera
    pathum perera
    Maand geleden

    true,they could' ve swap the power train over to the new defender

  99. Yarek Kupchak
    Yarek Kupchak
    Maand geleden

    old is da best

  100. Bryan
    Maand geleden

    It's all down to the terrain TYRES !!!!