This week at the LA Auto Show marked the first U.S. appearance of Land Rover’s latest hardcore off-roader, the Discovery SVX. Built by Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team, the Discovery SVX isn’t specially made for carving corners like so many other luxury SUVs these days, but rather for crawling rocks.
The Discovery SVX boasts a 518-horsepower supercharged V8, a suspension system specially tuned of off-roading, Land Rover’s beloved Terrain Response system, and Hydraulic Active Roll Control. The latter lets the longer-travel-dampers of the SVX smoothly increase motion at slow speeds, but without letting the rig wallow when it’s being piloting around city streets. Large 20-inch wheels wrapped in 20-inch Goodyear Wranglers ensure plenty of grip on all types of terrain.
While the Discovery SVX looks more like a concept, Land Rover made it clear that this off-roader is going into production. To get a sense of what it’ll be able to do when it finally does arrive, check out the video below.