If you think SUVs like the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler are in order, opt for the new SV Rover from Scarbo Vintage instead. The company that built Ken Block’s ‘Hoonipigasus’ now has a high-powered custom off-roader that takes on classic Land Rover styling, yours for just $1.5 million.
The SV Rover is available with a mid-engine supercharged V8 or as a battery electric vehicle. The V8, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, produces 1,100 horsepower, fed by a 65-gallon fuel tank. The electric variant, with a 75-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, develops 1,006 hp (750 kilowatts).
Handling off-road work is handled by an inboard pushrod suspension with 30 inches of wheel travel front and rear. It features selectable two- and four-wheel drive, a high and low transfer case, and front and rear locking differentials.
The 40-inch tires, which surround 20-inch forged wheels, barely fit under the flared fenders, while the air suspension with user-adjustable height control ensures comfort. Four-wheel steering is standard, as are six-piston Brembo brakes with 15.75-inch (400-millimeter) carbon-ceramic discs.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.8-inch central infotainment system. They’re surrounded by Alcantara and machined aluminum accents, along with other creature comforts like push-button start, climate controls, power windows, and power locks. There are only two seats, but generous cargo space in the back.
Scarbo Vintage builds each SV Rover to order, each costing $1.5 million to start, according to Automotive Authority. This is the manufacturer’s third model, after the SV F1 and SV RSR.
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