Land Rover has announced they are considering a high-performance version of the Discovery Sport.

Land Rover has announced they are considering a high-performance version of the Discovery Sport.

Earlier today we found out from Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern that a smaller Discovery could be launched and now the company's director of programs Murray Dietsch is saying a more powerful derivative of the recently unveiled Discovery Sport is being considered. If green-lighted for production, the model wouldn't necessarily come with a gasoline engine as it could end up getting a torque-tastic diesel in the same vein as the 650 Nm Audi SQ5.

Chances of seeing a Land Rover Discovery Sport SVR (name not confirmed) happen depend greatly on sales of the regular version which is scheduled to reach dealerships at the beginning of next year so don't expect the hotter derivative to hit the roads before the end of 2016, at the earliest. A potential candidate in the engine department would be the familiar 3.0-liter SDV6 which in the Range Rover Sport offers 292 HP (215 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque.

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