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Scarbo Vintage Unveils $1.5M SV Rover Hypertruck

  • Feb 15, 2024
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Scarbo Vintage Unveils $1.5M SV Rover Hypertruck

Founded by Joe Scarbo, Scarbo Vintage is a leading limited production and bespoke vehicle builder that specializes in churning out ultra-high-performance, spare-no-expense projects for some of the world’s most discerning clients. And after previously building the widebody 911 RSR “Hoonipigasus” Pikes Peak racer for the late Ken Block, Scarbo has now pulled the cover off of its next ultra-ambitious automotive offering; the Scarbo Vintage SV Rover. 

Touted as the world’s first street-legal Hypertruck, the SV Rover is the culmination of nearly a decade and a half of meticulous design and development. What started out as a purpose-built desert racing truck would eventually evolve into a fully road-legal model that combines world-class luxury with the go-anywhere capabilities of a factory-backed prerunner. Drawing inspiration from the vintage Defender, the SV Rover boasts a bespoke frame that houses a mid-mounted powertrain and features an ultra-advanced four wheel independent pushrod suspension system with an adjustable Air Ride setup and a whopping 30” of wheel travel. Cloaked in carbon fiber bodywork, the truck also benefits from a four-wheel drive system, four-wheel steering, Brembo six-pot carbon ceramic brakes, and a custom-designed set of Scarbo 20” forged wheels shod in massive 40” tires. 

Powering the SV Rover is the buyer’s choice of either a 750-kW all-electric powertrain cranking out over 1,000hp, or a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes an even more impressive 1,100hp — the latter of which comes bolted to a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic transmission. The supercharged V8 comes paired with a custom-made 65-gallon fuel cell while the EV powertrain draws from a 75-kWh Lithium-ion battery. This two-seater 4WD Hypertruck also comes loaded with selectable front- and rear-locking differentials, selectable 2WD and 4WD, and a high- and low-range transfer case. Inside, the SV Rover sports a digital cockpit setup with a 12.3” gauge cluster that’s supplemented via a 12.8” multimedia display. Trimmed in Alcantara, the cabin of the this high-performance desert runner also features billet aluminum accents, a push-to-start ignition, power locks and windows, a rear cargo area, SPARCO seats, a Dyn Audio ten-channel stereo, and a full climate control system. 

Made on a built-to-order basis, the Scarbo Vintage SV Rover is available for order now, with pricing reportedly starting at around the $1,500,000 mark — and going up from there depending on options. 

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