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Jamie Oliver’s tricked-out Land Rover Discovery is a kitchen-on-wheels

Remember the Range Rover Holland & Holland that comes with a set of guns in the back just like what you see in movies? This time, Land Rover is here to surprise us again with something more functional -- a built-in kitchen. No other than famous chef Jamie Oliver owns this unit. The mobile kitchen was introduced earlier this month and has already been used for two promotional videos. It was JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division that made this possible, and it has now given the already practical car even more features. In fact, it is now the perfect family car.

Unlike any other Land Rover Discovery out there, this particular one has functions you would have never thought of - from the front grille that acts like a pasta cutter, the butter churning front wheels, to the ice cream maker in the rear wheels. Other features include a spice rack and herb garden at the rear pillars, and of course, a full-on kitchen in the back complete will utensils and ingredients to cook a steak, anytime, anywhere you want. In the video, Jamie Oliver demonstrates the functionality of his personalized Discovery.

All the kitchen equipment are not just limited on the outside, passengers can make themselves sandwiches while in the vehicle with the functional toaster in the center console, and a compartment for three types of jam. There are also USB ports where one could attach a portable vacuum if things get a little messy.

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Land Rover Defender might soon be offroading-capable with upcoming SVX variant

It can no longer be denied that Jaguar Land Rover wants to design some more hardcore type versions of their SUV range --- soon after launching the Discovery SVX only the previous month. As reported by Autocar recently, Gerry McGovern, British Design Director for Land Rover, reveals the possibility of adding an SVX badge into the Discovery lineup.

The SVX badge is created by Special Vehicle Operations, Jaguar Land Rover’s performance arm which designs the majority of its off-road models. In fact, both Jaguar and Land Rover have implied the SVX's advantage both for the next generation Defender and Jaguar SUVs. Jaguar’s director for design Ian Callum likewise stated their interest in the SVX badge. During the recent interview with British media outlet, Callum said that if Land Rover can provide its SUVs with an SVR, Jaguar can do the same with an SVX variant. If ever, this concept will likely apply on the I-Pace, E-Pace and F-Pace models as these are the only Jaguars with off-roading capabilities at this point.

With regards to Land Rover, Mc Govern believes that both premium design and durability should come hand in hand--- especially for an off-road SUV. And he believes that this could be achieved even without going all the way down to the basics. This is also why he thinks the next generation Defender is heading towards this direction.

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Jaguar is producing an exclusive XE SV Project 8 that might be its most powerful car ever

In 2014, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations revealed the F-Type Project 7. At that time, it was said to be the fastest accelerating road car carrying a 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine, producing 567 horsepower, reaching 62 miles in 3.9 seconds, and maxing out at 186 miles per hour.

Years have passed and Jaguar SVO is back at it again, now with an XE SV Project 8 - that’s quite a mouthful. The company is raising the compact sedan to another level with regards to its aerodynamics and performance. In other words, they are building a supercar that’s disguised as a sedan. Jaguar promised that the XE will be having a 5.0-liter V8 engine under its hood, enabling it to produce 600 horsepower. Therefore, living up to their promise, and this will soon be the most powerful road-legal Jaguar.

The company aims at well-heeled collectors, and to keep the model exclusive and limited, only 300 units of the super-saloon will be produced. And each one of them will be hand-assembled by SVO in Coventry, UK, where their Technical Center is located.

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First model from Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations announced for Goodwood Festival of Speed

For the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jaguar announced that it will unveil the first new product from Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division. Although it didn’t give us any details we expect a sporty model powered by their 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine found on the other R-S models and delivering 550 hp.

In addition, Jaguar said that it will being at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed victorious models of the racing such as the D-Type, XJS TWE and the XJR-9, which will tackle the famous 1.16-mile hill climb.

The Jaguar D-Type marks its 60th anniversary and the British manufacturer will being the original 1954 D-type prototype as well as the 1965 ‘Lon Nose’ model that will be drive by ex-Grand Prix racer Bruno Senna.

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