Land Rover has simply began deliveries of the Defender geared up with a V-8 however there is a extra hardcore V-8 possibility nonetheless within the works.
Sure, the newest Defender is anticipated to have a minimum of two V-8 grades, the common one already on sale, plus a extra succesful model presumably sporting an SVX badge and concentrating on the likes of the Ford Bronco Raptor and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.
A prototype for the potential Defender SVX could have simply been noticed. The prototype options the acquainted quad-exhaust suggestions of the common Defender geared up with a V-8, together with widened wheel arches, raised suspension, and BFGoodrich all-terrain tires.
2024 Land Rover Defender SVX spy photographs – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
It is not clear what engine is below the hood. The Defender already provides Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-liter supercharged V-8, rated at 518 hp. Nevertheless, Land Rover has additionally began providing a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 within the Vary Rover, rated at 523 hp.
We should always know extra as growth continues. We presently count on the Defender SVX to land subsequent yr as a 2024 mannequin.
In case you want reminding, Jaguar Land Rover’s Particular Automobile Operations got here near launching a Discovery SVX. It was to be powered by a V-8 and fitted with off-road upgrades, and would have established a brand new off-roading vary for SVO, just like the division’s SVR track-focused vary and SVAutobiography ultra-luxury vary. Whereas the Discovery SVX was finally canceled, Jaguar Land Rover by no means dominated out a future SVX automobile being developed.