Because how cool would it be to park on the side of the road just to make and cook some pasta or grill some chicken?
When we first saw the images, we honestly thought it was a belated April’s Fool prank because this just doesn’t really look logical or even doable. A toaster in the center console? Ha! Well, after some phone calls, we realized that everyone we spoke to was quiet serious about this, and the car actually exists.
So celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who is a Jaguar Land Rover fan and customer just received his own unique one-off Land Rover Discovery, which is fully equipped with kitchen tools, capable of making different sorts of food on the go, wherever you are.
So you have an oil cooker, ice cream maker, a place for herbs, and even a butter churn mounted on the wheels so you could have that done while you’re driving.
I bet the challenge that Jamie gave to SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) at Land Rover wasn’t easy to consume. Being car engineers and enthusiasts, we never thought of having a foldable table with a cooker rolling out the back, as they mostly focused on space and maybe using the back ledge to sit on.
You know what’s funny? In the specs sheet: “Slow cooker with 4.7 Litre capacity”.
Here’s the layout of the extras in the Jamie Discovery:
Would I have something like that? Well, if I can cook, I think I could do wonders when going on an offroad drive to the desert, and I bet you could impress almost anyone with this. Actually, coming to think about it… You could do the perfect desert date with this. So Land Rover, can I get some cooking classes and a Discovery Kitchen?
Before I go, here are some of the small details the car has which I think are brilliant:
|Feature||Specification||Summary & Location|
|Slow Cooker||4.7 litre capacity||Engine bay mounted|
|Living Herb Garden||Accommodates 8 herb plants||Custom made external access: Rear window – right|
|Spice Rack||11 spice pots||Custom made external access: Rear window – left|
|Spice Drawer||5 extra, hot spice pots||Integrated in slide out worktop|
|Olive Oil & Vinegar Dispenser||500ml each||Via Indicator stalk dispensers mounted in tailgate|
|Fold and slide out kitchen worktop||1.1 metres wide & 1.5 metres tall, 2 X gas hobs & sink||Aluminium frame with Leather wrapped cladding and veneered surface|
|Fold out cinema screen||40” flat screen TV with connectivity||Integrated in slide out worktop area
|Salt & Pepper Grinder||Selections adapted from a PRNDL(s) gear shift: P = Pepper, S = Salt, N = Nothing||Developed from the original gear selector from the car|
|Butter churners||3 churns – 5 litres each||Wheel mounted machined aluminium casing, counterweighted stationary receptacle & wheel nut connected paddle|
|Ice Cream Maker||1 churn attachment, 5 litre capacity||Wheel mounted machined aluminium casing, counterweighted stationary receptacle & wheel nut connected paddle|
|Integrated Toaster||Two slice||Centre console mounted toaster|
|Jam store||3 pots & 1 knife||Jam store behind climate control|
|Rotisserie & pasta cutter||Extends 1.6m when deployed||Front mounted rotisserie and pasta cutter drive behind Land Rover badge, , holds up to 3 average chickens or 1 turkey / leg of lamb / small piglet|
|‘Piston’ and Mortar – bespoke Pestle & Mortar||150mm tall x 76mm
|Loose cooking accessory, aluminium construction & weighted Pestle|
|Bespoke Land Rover BBQ inspired by Grille||Dual folding grill to be mounted on foldable metal table||Loose cooking accessory with grill rack inspired by a Land Rover grille, encased within a standard 25L modified Jerry can|