Land Rover Discovery turned into a car for lifeguardsOctober 3, 2018
Land Rover has developed a special version of the Discovery SUV for rescuers of the Red Cross. The public premiere of the novelty took place at the Paris Motor Show. The development of the car involved a division of Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.
The car was equipped with advanced communications equipment, including an eight-rotor drone. Aerial vehicle can detect large objects from a distance of 1 km. Thus, the car can turn into a mobile disaster response center, from which experts can organize rescue operations. The SUV is equipped with a 3.0-liter engine with a recoil of 258 hp.
Also, the car was equipped with two WiFi access points, numerous antennas, satellite phone and other radio equipment. All equipment for rescuers is installed in the trunk of an SUV. The novelty is based on the concept Project Hero, which was presented last year at the Geneva Motor Show. Land Rover took 18 months to transform the concept into a production car.
This summer, Land Rover introduced an updated version of the seven-seater Discovery SUV. The car received a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. Power of the unit makes 306 hp and 700 Nm of torque. With this engine Discovery accelerates to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds. Also, the new engine allows you to tow cargo weighing up to 3.5 tons.