Land Rover has release dramatic video footage of the all-new Range Rover Sport SVR being put through its paces on the test track.
In the dramatic new film, Jaguar Land Rover’s chief engineer Mike Cross ably demonstrates all the power, poise and precision of the most powerful production Land Rover ever built.
Mike explains how the new Sport SVR’s high-tech drivetrain and advanced four-wheel drive technology deliver extreme high speed handling characteristics on the road and on the track.
First SVR vehicle for JLR
Created by Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Vehicle Operations team, the Range Rover Sport SVR is the first model to wear the new SVR badge, which will come on all future JLR performance models.
Able to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8, the Sport SVR generates an amazing 543bhp with 680Nm of torque.
Impressive on the road, the Range Rover Sport SVR also set a new Nurburgring lap record earlier in the year, thanks to its supreme high-performance powertrain and technology.
Able to take bends and twists with as much ease as it can accelerate along a straight, the Range Rover Sport SVR is also incredibly balanced and stable, even with its range of stability aids turned off.
John Edwards, managing director of Land Rover’s Special Operations, said: “The Range Rover Sport SVR is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle’s outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design.
“Its exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set. The Range Rover Sport SVR is truly the world’s most capable performance SUV.”
Four exhausts at the rear
Further dramatic additions include a two-stage active exhaust with quad pipes at the rear, which gives a deeper sound and also boosts performance in the higher rev bands.
It also comes with a range of exciting visual tweaks, with a deep front bumper adorned with aggressively-styled air intakes to improve cooling, while the rear bumper features a diffuser.
Custom sports seats are featured on the inside to further differentiate the Sport SVR from the regular Range Rover Sport model, while it comes with a choice of 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels.
The new Range Rover Sport SVR will be sold alongside the standard Land Rover range; customers can order it now, with prices beginning from £93,450.