Off-road ori­ented Dis­cov­ery flag­ship shown

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Land Rover an­nounced ad­di­tions to its Dis­cov­ery range at the Frank­furt Mo­tor Show by un­veil­ing the Dis­cov­ery SVX, the pin­na­cle of the Dis­cov­ery fam­ily, as well as a new twolitre petrol en­gine op­tion to its S, SE, HSE and HSE lux­ury mod­els. Sit­ting along­side the SVR and SVAu­to­bi­og­ra­phy, the SVX adds a new arm to the Special Ve­hi­cle Op­er­a­tions ( SVO) port­fo­lio, one that rep­re­sents an ex­treme ex­pres­sion of all­ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity. Of­fered ex­clu­sively with Jaguar Land Rover’s fivelitre su­per­charged V8 petrol pow­er­train, tuned to de­liver 391kW peak power and 625Nm torque, the Dis­cov­ery SVX has a num­ber of func­tional sus­pen­sion mod­i­fi­ca­tions to en­hance driver con­fi­dence when tack­ling the tough­est ter­rain. A model-first for Dis­cov­ery on SVX is Hy­draulic Ac­tive Roll Con­trol ( H-ARC) sys­tem, which gives in­creased wheel ar­tic­u­la­tion and im­proved body con­trol, en­hanc­ing ex­treme off-road trac­tion while also re­duc­ing body roll for smooth and sure-footed on-road driv­ing. SVX fea­tures im­proved ap­proach, de­par­ture and breakover an­gles, achieved by rais­ing both the light­weight alu­minium mono­coque ar­chi­tec­ture and the four­corner air sus­pen­sion sys­tem, em­ploy­ing long­travel dampers and re­vised knuck­les, and fit­ting larger 815mm di­am­e­ter 275/ 55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler all-ter­rain tyres on forged alu­minium al­loy wheels.

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