Land Rover celebrating 60th anniversary with Goodwood appearance

Land Rover celebrating 60th anniversary with Goodwood appearance

Land Rover will be celebrating its 60th anniversary as the featured marque at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and will showcase a new automotive sculpture by artist Gerry Juddah.

The sculpture will incorporate an original 1948 Land Rover, a selection of vehicles from the carmaker’s model range and will be finished with the latest LRX concept cross-coupe (pictured) unveiled at the recent Detroit and Geneva Motor Shows.

Land Rover will also showcase its special edition Defender SVX, launched to mark the anniversary. On the outside the SVX is as tough as its 1948 predecessor but inside it comes equipped with satellite navigation, Recaro seats and iPod compatibility.

Also on show will be Land Rover’s ‘Terrapod’ and ‘mini-terrapod’ hill descent simulators, which will be open to the public to test out the off-road capability of a number of the carmaker’s SUV products. Land Rover plans to donate all proceeds it receives at the event to the British Red Cross.

2008 Land Rover LRX Concept