2023 Land Rover Defender SSV 600+ HP V-8 Changes Preview

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV – The Defender is one of the most loved SUVs in the world right now. Land Rover is still struggling to keep up with the demand. The 2021 SUV of the Year is only beginning. It is also a hot off-roader. The lineup already includes V-6, four-cylinder, and V-8 models. The SVR will be based upon the Defender V8 (see gallery). It will have more horsepower, sportier design elements, and unique suspension tuning to make the vehicle the ultimate streetcar. While the 110 and 90 versions can still go off-road, the SVR will be powered by the Mercedes-AMG G63. This is equivalent to the Defender V-8’s Mercedes-Benz G550.

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV Review

This Defender will become the first sporty Defender. As Jaguar Land Rover moves into an all-electric future, maintaining interest in the 4×4 will help to ensure cash flow. The engine should be a preview for the Range Rover’s top-spec powertrain.

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV Specs

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV Specs

Engine

The Defender SVR will share the same Modular Longitudinal Architecture as its smaller siblings, but we think it will have an engine that is different from the non-SVR V8. To generate 518 horsepower, the model will be powered by Land Rover’s 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. The SVR could also grab the BMW’s twin-turbo V-8 of 4.4-liters to generate 600+ horses. The BMW M5 Competition produces 617 horsepower, which is significantly more than the regular V-8. Both JLR and BMW use ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission. This will simplify powertrain calibration and allow JLR to meet increasingly strict global emissions regulations. This is an old feature. Originally, the third-generation Range Rover was equipped with a BMW V-8.

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV Concept

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV Concept

2023 Land Rover Defender SSV Release Date & Price

The Defender 90SVR will set you back $125,000 The 110 will be $130K while accessories and other options will increase its sticker price. Land Rover also plans to make a longer Defender 130. However, it isn’t yet clear if this will be eligible for the SVR treatment. Are you concerned that the SVR will be too costly? On a G63, the SVR will still offer a discount of around $30,000 but it will not be as expensive.