Output is expected to be more than 600 horsepower.
Boosted V8 may potentially be BMW-sourced.
Chassis upgrades are likely too.
Earlier this year, Land Rover announced the coming of a 518-horsepower V8-powered version of its extremely hot Defender. Up until then, the most powerful petrol version was the MHEV P400 and its 395 horsepower. But now, it seems as though SVR will get its way with a Defender meaning there will be magic.
The biggest element will be the Defender SVR’s V8. Unlike the Land Rover V8, it is said that the engine will in fact be a BMW-sourced twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 good for more than 600 horsepower.
The story, shared by Carscoops, adds that little else is known about the vehicle in question. It is safe to assume that this Defender’s chassis will be beefed up in order to properly handle the extra power. It is likely that it will feature the Defender V8’s Terrain Response system with a unique “Dynamic” mode for, you guessed it, improved driving dynamics. Also expected are torque vectoring, a special electronic active rear differential, among other elements.
Visually, the Land Rover Defender SVR will sport quad tailpipes, 22-inch wheels which will cover massive 15-inch disc brakes.
The pricing gap should be fairly impressive. The Defender 90 V8, priced at $122,800 in Canada, is $50,000 more than an X-Dynamic S P400. We suspect that the SVR will easily hover around the $150k mark.