The Special Vehicle Operations team at Jaguar Land Rover had been focusing on Range Rovers and supercharged F-Types, but they invited the challenge of building a raptor-like off-roader for the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. They crafted a new Discovery SVX packed with features to adapt to all terrains for true off-road excitement.
This Discovery SVX offers much more ground clearance when compared with the basic Discovery along with enhanced dampers, revised knuckles and 4-corner air suspension. These improvements make the 32 inch all terrain Goodyear Wrangler tires a perfect fit for the upgraded SVX.
While the Discovery SVX incorporates the standard off-road features such as electronic locking differentials for the rear wheels and active center, but the fun doesn’t stop there. This model has a full suite of safety features refined by Land Rover including Digital Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, All-Terrain Progress Control, Adaptive Dynamics and Hill Descent Control.
The Terrain Response system revolutionizes the way the SVX handles rough terrain by controlling the braking intensity and traction control.
Another feature that is particularly noteworthy is the Hydraulic Active Roll Control which promotes off-road traction by improving wheel articulation as well as the breakover, approach and departure angles to help it climb steep inclines.
The SVO team used off-road exploration as the inspiration for the Discovery SVX but that doesn’t mean the engine is lacking in horsepower. It is equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that puts out a whopping 518 hp. A twin speed transfer case and 8-speed automatic make it a dream for drivers who value acceleration.
To top it off, the Discovery SVX has power-assisted steering functionality with variable ratio electric which is vital to keeping the wheels pointed straight and preventing the vehicle from tipping over.
In the area of visual improvements, the SVX boasts a Tectonic gray color, orange-finished recovery hooks, front and rear skid plates and an anti-glare hood.
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