Land Rover Austin is here to fill you in on the new, Nürburgring-tuned version of our Range Rover Sport called the SVR, which stands for Special Vehicle Racing. This highly desirable luxury SUV is one of the first products being dished out by Land Rover’s new Special Vehicle Operations arm.
The most powerful vehicle to ever come from Land Rover, the SVR produces a colossal 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque, which is a boost of 40 horsepower and 41 lb-ft compared with the regular Range Rover Sport Supercharged. The SVR’s supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 gets its extra muscle from a recalibrated ECU, more boost from the supercharger, and larger intakes for the intercoolers. The SVR will hit 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds and has an impressive top track speed of 162 mph.
The SVR-exclusive Estoril Blue paint is both sporty and elegant, and the new front end treatment is equipped with a unique bumper that increases airflow to the intercoolers and the 15-inch front brake rotors, which are pinched by six-piston calipers. A deeper spoiler reduces lift and is removable to allow the SVR to go off-road. At the tail end, the SVR gets a revised bumper with four exhaust outlets for maximum growl effect.
Inside the cabin you will find four individual, figure-hugging bucket seats that hold you in place no matter the ferocity of the drive. Like the rest of the cabin, they are trimmed in plush leather and offer plenty of comfort.
John Edwards, Managing Director of Land Rover 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. It’s exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set.”
The all new Range Rover Sport SVR is flying the flag for the new range of high performance JLR products, and if the rest of the herd is as eye popping as this blue beast, then Land Rover and Jaguar enthusiasts alike are in for quite a treat.