Land Rover DC100 Sport Concept was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car has its design roots in the early canvas-roofed Defenders with their fold-down windscreens that still typify the Land Rover spirit of adventure and exploration. Reimagined as a performance concept for the 21st century, DC100 Sport Concept features a wrap-around aero screen and cut-down side windows for exhilarating open-air motoring
The Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts preview a potential future direction for Land Rover. There is no doubt these concepts demonstrate that this world-famous and well-loved brand is firmly focused on the future, and is one that recognises its heritage but does not allow it to impede innovation
The interiors have been developed to have a uniquely Land Rover feel. A sense of open space is created by the low centre console and the strong chamfers on the instrument panel elegantly integrating into the A-pillar structure. The design has an inherent flexibility; for example the central instruments can be removed from the vehicle and used outside for continued ‘on foot’ navigation or to capture remote explorations on film, through inbuilt cameras.
The concepts are based on the same advanced mixed-alloy underpinnings with a 100-inch wheelbase and represent the flexibility of design and use inherent in this very capable platform. An eight-speed transmission with integrated Intelligent Stop/Start and a transfer case provides a wide spread of high and low ratios for on and off-road driving.Also showcased is the next generation of Land Rover’s world-leading, all-terrain technology. Building on the acclaimed Terrain Response system, these will work seamlessly together to reduce the workload on the driver by identifying potential hazards and advising on safe routes to avoid them. An advanced telematics programme unites the systems and allows vehicle to smartphone communication.