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Supacat LRV 400 ‘Mark 2’

Unveiled at the recent DSEI in London, the Supacat LRV 400 ‘Mark 2’ features a chassis based on the Land Rover Discovery. The reason it is referred to as a Mark 2 variant is that the design has received an overhaul after its initial sighting during DSEI 2013.


With a top speed of 100mph/160km, the LRV 400 has a range of 800km. It is CH-47 internally transportable. It is designed for a crew of 3 or 4 supported by an operational payload of 1700kg with a gross weight of 4200kg. This Light Reconnaissance Vehicle is powered by a V6 3.0 turbo diesel providing 256 bhp and 600Nm Torque with an 8 speed automatic transmission and high and low permanent 4WD with centre diff lock.


Here are a few shots of the driver and passenger positions.

The spare tire can be swung to the outside of the roll cage or toward the interior to make the vehicle narrower for rapid ingress and egress of aircraft.

These are a few additional photos of the rear compartment of the LRV 400.

Additionally, the truck incorporates reinforcement bars along the frame like a commercial off-road vehicle. While it isn’t much of a step, it could also be used to transport personnel a short distance such as assaulters.


The LRV 400 offers a very interesting capability. You see those four bolts in the photo below? You can insert an additional axel at that point transforming the LRV 400 from a 4×4 to a 6×6 design and lengthen the bed as well as increase carrying capacity.


19 Responses to “Supacat LRV 400 ‘Mark 2’”

  1. reverend says:

    “Does it come in black?”- Bruce Wayne

  2. Haji says:

    To quote the bard, William Shakespeare: “Neat!”

  3. John says:

    So… cool jeep…. I like how we are going full circle… jeep.. hmmwv…. armored gun truck hmmwv, mrap…. and now jeep..

  4. Heck Yeah says:

    Awesome! I don’t want 1… I want 2!

    They were obviously thinking commercial market… after all, it has Cup Holders! 🙂

    • AbnMedOps says:

      Of course it has cup holders. There is now a much greater awareness of the importance of hydration in military operations. If this vehicle was introduced in WWII, it probably would have included a salt tablet dispenser!

  5. How’s the stereo system in it?

  6. Jon, OPT says:

    Modernized RSOV, nice.

    Jon, OPT

  7. Erik says:

    That’s one hell of a rig to take geocaching.

  8. Bobby Davro says:

    What the next LR defender should be

    • SSD says:

      Doesn’t need to be because they’ve got this.

      • Bobby Davro says:

        i take it you haven’t seen the concept for the defender replacement then ???

      • Bobby Davro says:

        Look up dc100, and this is a kit put together from parts bit like the wildcat design they got off bowler Motorsport they get the bits and build it themselves with modifications LR supply parts Supacat put it together with their bits on top

  9. BravoMike says:

    I need that for the ranch and desert trips. Are M240s in the list of factory options? 😉

  10. Dellis says:

    Ugh….it’s all good but steering wheel on wrong side!

  11. Dave says:

    Not sure where to put sand channels and Hi Lift jack on this. Amazing how these vehicles get bigger & bigger yet carry fewer jerry cans than a WWII Jeep. Lots of nice details to study tho.

    Like the old Italian AS.42 too.

  12. NNC says:

    Talking about going full circle…

    Commando Jeep by Hendrick Dynamics