Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations unit provides well heeled fans with high performance versions of their favourite British models.
The Frankfurt Motorshow was the chosen stage to unveil the new offering from the green oval Discovery stables.
Here are the specifications for the animal …
The heart of the Discovery SVX is a 5.0ltr supercharged V8 providing 517 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. That power is put to all four wheels via a specially calibrated eight speed automatic transmission with twin speed transfer box. The driver selects gears via a new pistol shifter, which provides easier off-road shifting than the rotary selector.
The Disco SVX features a four-corner air suspension with long-travel dampers. It makes use of Hydraulic Active Roll Control for enhanced wheel articulation and body control. It also has more ground clearance, with improved angles of approach, departure, and break-over. The active centre and electronic rear locking differentials work with the Discovery SVX’s Terrain Response 2 system. The vehicle rides on forged aluminium alloy wheels with 275/55 R20 Goodyear all-terrain tyres.
TRACTION AND STABILITY
In addition to its Terrain Response system, this off-roader is equipped with hill descent control, electronic traction control, adaptive dynamics, dynamic stability control, all-terrain progress control and electric power-assisted steering.
Land Rover promises “exemplary wading capability” from the Discovery SVX. In addition to hill descent control, the SVX is equipped with an integrated electric rear winch for creeping down the really gnarly stuff. A roof-mounted light pod provides extra illumination.
In addition to its lifted chassis and big, burly tyres, the Discovery SVX stands apart with its satin Tectonic Grey paint finish with orange accents, including orange tow eyes. Its black side vents also feature orange accents and V8 badging. Inside, the SVX features a unique Lunar and Light Oyster colour combination with orange accents. The SVX branded seats feature “X” logo perforations.
Prospective customers can register their interest with Land Rover, and production begins by hand at the SVO Technical Centre in 2018.
Prices are not yet available.