Special Land Rover ‘Project’ vehicles on the cards

Special Land Rover ‘Project’ vehicles on the cards

0 comments 📅15 June 2017, 01:00

Country Rover could follow Jaguar buy building special limited run ‘Project’ models under the aegis the Special Vehicle Operation department…

Land Rover could get its own limited-print run ‘Project’ vehicles to sit alongside the exclusive Jaguar Project 7 and new XE Project 8, according to the boss of the characterize’s Special Vehicle Operations division.

Just months after SVO revealed the Detection Project Hero (pictured) at the Geneva Motor Show, brand chief John Edwards has confirmed plans maintain been discussed to create limited-run Land Rovers in a similar vein to the recently revealed Jaguar XE SV Proposal 8.

The 592bhp Project 8 is lined up to make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Expeditiousness later this month. It’s the most powerful Jaguar saloon car ever, and unvarying outperforms the XJ220 supercar from the early nineties. Its limited production run of fair 300 cars will follow the earlier £135,000 F-Type-based Enterprise 7.

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Despite the fact that the first two ‘Project’ cars org been based on Jaguars, SVO boss Edwards has revealed to Auto Express that his engineers receive already pitched ideas for special Land Rovers that could cleave to the Jaguars in the current series. He confirmed there is nothing to say that such vehicles couldn’t appear later down the line.

“I can say – partly because I write the rules on this – that honourable now, there are no rules. There’s nothing written down to say that all ‘Project’ cars contain to be performance-focused,” he told us. “And equally, there’s nothing written down to say that they all take to be Jaguars.” 

When asked if SVO engineers had already formed ideas that could potentially ripen into limited-edition Land Rover ‘Project’ models, Edwards replied: “Yes, they be enduring.”

Special Operations has focused so far on performance and luxury editions of Jaguars and Land Rovers, such as the flagship Gamut Rover Sport SVR and the 567bhp Jaguar F-Type SVR. But extreme off-roaders, badged SVX, are also said to be in the duct. Any such model could take its inspiration from SVO’s Discovery Project Star, a one-off custom-built SUV based on the off-roader. It was created with the Austrian Red Cross to increase response times in disaster zones. 

Special features include a drone to aid with access to inaccessible terrain, a heavy-duty floor, full-climax partition and various storage solutions. A ‘Project’ Land Rover would take to go further than this, however, adding upgrades to the car’s off and on-road performance, as fabulously as to the aesthetics. Such tweaks would be in keeping with the Project 7 and Project 8, both of which were treated to bigger wings and hostile bodykits.

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