The Range Rover Sport SVR is set to make its global debut at Pebble Beach. It is the fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever produced and the first model to wear the SVR designation being adopted by future Land Rover and Jaguar high-performance models. The Range Rover Sport SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and all SVR models need to meet key performance criteria to wear the SVR badge.
The Range Rover Sport SVR accelerates from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds and accelerates to its electronically limited top speed of 162mph. The Range Rover Sport has also just come from the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife with a lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds – one of the fastest times ever recorded by a production SUV.
The SVR’s range-topping 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine has been developed to produce 550PS and 680Nm without compromising fuel economy. And its advanced ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis have been optimized to complement its astonishing performance, whatever the weather.
In a world first for Land Rover, the Range Rover Sport SVR is equipped with a two-stage active exhaust featuring electronically controlled valves. The system optimizes sound quality, performance and aesthetics and provides a racecar-inspired soundtrack at higher engine revs without adversely affecting refinement during steady-state driving. Meanwhile, in another first for Range Rover, unique 22-inch alloy wheels with performance 295/40 R22 Continental SportContact 5 tires complement the driver-focused chassis.
Exterior design enhancements ensure the SVR makes a striking visual impact, while simultaneously boosting cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. The bespoke interior features unique sports seats and ensures occupants are held securely in place.
Customer orders can be placed from October 2014 and first deliveries are expected in Q1 of 2015.