The SRV2 was the second prototype to be built in 1974. It was also based on the Morris Marina.
The car featured many innovative ideas with the emphasis on minimising the consequences of frontal impacts. It was claimed that the car was capable of safely absorbing the energy of an impact at speeds up to 40mph, while its low nose featuring retractable headlamps was designed to minimise the injuries incurred by pedestrians.
The company was also keen to point out that the lessons learnt with this car were benefiting the design of its production cars, in particular the Princess. By 1974, the shape of the Princess had long been signed-off, so a cynic may conclude that the SRV2′s front had in fact been deliberately styled in order to mimic the new car’s outline.