Special run-out 2015 Land Rover Defender confirmed, report
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations confirms special, run-out 2015 Land Rover Defender while images of a camouflaged LWB Range Rover surface online.
ONLY DAYS AFTER UK motoring magazine Autocar published a report that Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations would produce limited-run, stand-alone models, photos of a partly camouflaged Range Rover LWB have been published online by World Car Fans.
In the interview with Autocar, head of JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations and former Land Rover boss, John Edwards suggested the company off-shoot would be focussed on producing special, run-out editions of the Land Rover Defender. Although, more broadly the division will be working to deliver hero models in the same vein as the Range Rover Sport SVR, concentrating on luxury, performance and all-terrain.
The special, run out Defender, Edwards suggested, would draw inspiration from the Camel Trophy and Paris-Dakar hinting at something akin to a Bowler Defender (pictured: main) which is raced in the single-make Defender Challenge series in the UK.
So, what could the LWB Range Rover be that was spotted near Jaguar Land Rover’s test facility at the Nurburgring? Well, it could be anything or it could be nothing, a simple way for JLR to test out components, like a high-performance turbo-diesel engine without really signalling that. The camouflaged mule revealed quad pipes at the rear, so, who knows … stay tuned.