From what I heard this past weekend from the LR staff at the expo, the heritage program is allowing those who want to drive the defender the opportunity to do so as they are signalling a possible spring announcement of the new one. It also is showing how far technology has gone in their other vehicles. If you read the fine print you will see you do not get a half or full day with the defender, you only get a couple hours before selecting a newer vehicle from their lineup. In regards to the 525hp engine....ummm...why not? I feel that the long travel suspension and the beefy V8 are the things I really wish my LR4 had. If the LR4 had all this equipment offered in an SVX package there would have been few complaints other than the price. The D5 is ugly, but they are getting the equipment packaging correct in my opinion.