Electric SV Rover hypertruck is a Land Rover on steroids that’ll also get V8-powered variant

When a four-wheeler has taken 14 years of rigorous design and development, it is bound to be impressive. Meet the SV Rover by California-based firm with a positive history of pushing the boundaries when it comes to building performance vehicles having a silhouette of iconic rides that generations adore.

The SV Rover is a spitting image of the classic Land Rover Defender 90 in form but underneath it packs a powerful electric drivetrain that’s tailored for any kind of harsh terrain. The inspiration for this hypertruck – the Defender 90 – was introduced to the world as a Baja truck but later on, Land Rover morphed it into a street legal hypertruck.

Designer: Scarbo Vintage

According to CEO Joe Scarbo, the SV Rover is a perfect amalgam of “off-road power, maneuverability and capability.” He adds that the electric performance vehicle is a classic British four-wheeler at heart with the muscle and technology of American vehicles. Thus, making this an ideal four-wheeled heavyweight you can bank on for a sublime driving experience, “beyond anything this side of a trophy truck.”  The nostalgic form of the truck is complemented by the choice of taking home either the all-electric version delivering over 1,000hp (from the 750kW and 75 kWh battery) or the mid-engine supercharged V8 engine. The EV version will come mated with eight-speed automatic paddle shifters.

Both these variants will have high-speed desert racing and low-speed technical off-roading features. Also, they’ll come with massive wheel arches, 40-inch tires on 20-inch forged wheels, pushrod suspension with air ride for height adjustable control, front & rear differential and classic contoured LED headlights. On the inside, the electric Hypertruck gets a 12.8-inch infotainment and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Comfort is not a concern with the bucket seats, and the Alcantara interior honed by the billet aluminum accents gives it a contemporary yet stylish character.

Other features include a push-button start, power windows, automatic climate control and power door locks. Although Scarbo Vintage has not revealed any official pricing it is rumored to start at $1.5 million with the option to go custom crazy for build-on order freedom. The question is how it’ll stack up against the Rivian R1T and the Cybertruck with a starting price of $90,000 and $61,000 respectively. Of, course Scarbo is confident they are offering something better to charge that exorbitant amount of cash. Also, there’s word yet on the slated launch date, so we have our hawk eyes set on that information.