At DSEi 2011 Supacat is unveiling the production standard Supacat Protected Vehicle 400 (SPV400), which has achieved new levels of reliability and significantly improved ride and handling as a result of an intensive year long development programme. The vehicle also features enhanced maintainability, a revised driver interface and new front end styling. The 7th vehicle at the latest configuration will be on show at stand N9-380.
Supacat has continued to rapidly develop the SPV400 to mature the design from the prototype testing phase to a production standard. Since being assessed for the UK MoD’s Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) requirement last year, Supacat has subjected the SPV400 to over 10,000 km of reliability testing with over 70% conducted off-road, more than doubling the total trials distances undertaken during the LPPV assessment.
“The new production standard SPV400 is a significantly improved vehicle from the early prototypes. We have achieved new levels of reliability, handling and overall usability in the automotive design that surpass those required by LPPV”, said Nick Ames, Managing Director, Supacat. “This is a vastly different vehicle from the one we had twelve months ago and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made”.
Supacat continued to develop the SPV400 light protected patrol vehicle to meet international demand for this new class of vehicle in military and non-military markets. The SPV400 is one of only two vehicles to succeed in meeting the UK Ministry of Defence’s demanding requirements for its new Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV).