Land Rover Defender will get a “hot” version of the unit Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). This SUV can install a V8 engine from the BMW X5 M, found the Auto Express. In this case, the model of the British brand will be able to compete with the Mercedes-AMG G 63.
In the framework of cooperation between Jaguar Land Rover and BMW, the Bavarians will share powertrain with the British brand – “charged” modification may be on the market within the next 18 months. We are talking about a 4.4-liter V8 engine with twin turbo, X5 M which gives out 625 horsepower, but for a Defender it deforsiruyut up to 500 forces. Later this engine can offer this for other models – the Jaguar F-Type, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The reporters found that the prototype of the “hot” Defender already exists and was collected on the basis of the engineering range Rover Guidone, Warwickshire. However, until he was spotted by spies, so the publication had to dream up how such a car could look like. They believe that the Defender SVO will get extended wheel arches, 22-inch wheels and slightly different bumpers with enlarged air intakes.
What to ordinary Defender, the next-generation model was introduced in September of this year. The SUV got a design with a monocoque body based on an aluminum monocoque D7x, double wishbone front suspension and mnogoryichazhka with additional vertical thrust in the back.
The new Defender will be available in versions with petrol engines of P300 (2.0, 300 HP) and P400 (3.0, 400 forces), the latter works with 48-volt on-Board network on the principle of “mild hybrid”. The range of engines is represented by units D200 (2.0, 200 HP) and D300 (240 HP). Later, planned development of plug-in-hybrid P400e impact of 404 horsepower.
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