|Few vehicles are built with the ruggedness in mind of the Land Rover Defender. For decades, a Land Rover might have been the only vehicle that some people ever saw. That’s because for decades the Land Rover Series I and Series II were the only vehicles that dared to access the interiors of certain countries whose roads are little more than trails. Over the years not much has changed in the design of the Land Rover. Its mission is simple: devour any terrain thrown at it and keep the occupants reliably safe. The biggest change for the 1997 model was the introduction of the name Defender. Under the chassis, two live axles and full-time four-wheel drive give the Defender rock-crawling, river-fording, and mountain climbing abilities that are unmatched. For 1997, the last year the Defender was available in the U.S., you will find a potent V8 under the hood, accompanied by a four-speed automatic transmission. On the streets the Defender is no sprinter, but toss this Rover in the weeds and it will always come out on top.|
— Official description 
The 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 - abbreviated as LR Defender - is an offroader by Land Rover featured in Forza Horizon 2 as part of the Launch Bonus Car Pack and as standard in all subsequent main series titles.
It also appears as a traffic vehicle in Forza Horizon 4.
|Speed 3.9||Handling 6.0||Acceleration 5.2||Launch 5.4||Braking 6.8||D 394|
|Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow||Price: 35,000 CR|
|DLC: Requires the Launch Bonus Car Pack|
|Top Speed: 103.9 mph (167.2 km/h)||Championship: Offroad|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 10.200 secs.||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 38.982 secs.|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 180.2 ft (54.9 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 396.2 ft (120.8 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.83 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 0.83 g|
|Conversion - Engine|
7.0L V8 - H
7.0L V8 - H
|6.2L V8 (510 hp)|
Racing 7.2L V8
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
|Conversion - Aspiration|
- It appears on the cover art of Forza Horizon 4 alongside the McLaren Senna.
|1970s||Range Rover · Series III|
|2000s||Range Rover Supercharged '08|
|2010s||Range Rover Sport SVR · Range Rover Supercharged '12 · Range Rover Supercharged '14|