Land Rover reveals Land Rover Discovery SVX with stonking supercharged V8 and hardcore off-road ability
Land Rover believes the V8 has some life left in it. Enter the new Land Rover Discovery SVX, which has just been unveiled at the Frankfurt International Auto Show.
The Discovery SVX is powered by Land Rover’s 5.0 litre supercharged V8, which in this guise produces a decent 386kW of power and 625Nm and is mated to an eight-speed automatic.
There are plenty of off-road toys, too. Land Rover has developed something called Hydraulic Active Roll Control (H-ARC), which is said to improve wheel articulation, enhance body control, boost off-road traction while sharpening on-road manners.
Approach, departure and breakover angles have all been improved over the standard Discovery, and air suspension is fitted, along with special alloy wheels and special tyres.
There are also electronic diff locks front and rear and a re-tuned version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system – in short, it’d be tricky to get this Landy stuck.
Land Rover has also dumped the circular gear selector in favour of a “pistol shift” style one, which is said to be able to select gears more quickly in difficult off-road scenarios.
Naturally, there’s has been a cosmetic makeover too, with a new grille, front and rear bumpers and V8 badging.
The Land Rover Discovery SVX will be hand built by Land Rover’s SVO division at their production facility and production will commence in 2018, with Australian deliveries commencing later on in 2018.
Local pricing is to be confirmed, and additional information will be provided as it comes to hand.