Land Rover unveiled the Defender V8 in early 2021 and it looks like an even more extreme variant is in development.
According to MotorTrend, the company is working on the Defender SVR and it will be slightly different from the aforementioned V8 model.
Specifically, the publication suggests that the SUV will replace the current 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 from BMW. While this remains to be seen, the model is rumored to have over 600bhp.
This will be a significant increase over the Defender V8, which delivers 518 horsepower. It allows the Land Rover Defender 90 to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in just 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 240 km / h.
There are not so many details about the future novelty. The Defender SVR is expected to try on a sportier design. And he is also promised a special suspension that provides better driving dynamics.
It’s pretty vague, but the Defender V8, for example, has a Terrain Response system with an exclusive Dynamic Mode for a more agile ride.
The SUV also features an updated suspension with oversized anti-roll bars to reduce body roll when cornering. Other features include torque vectoring technology. The high-performance Defender also features a four-tailpipe exhaust system and 22-inch wheels with 15-inch rims.
If all goes well, the Defender SVR could be unveiled next year and will retail for about $ 125,000. Which is significantly more expensive than the current Defender 90 V8.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Land Rover Defender 2020 from the FineAuto team: