With a 0-60 mph time of 4.5, a 162 mph top speed and 550 hp, the Range Rover
Sport SVR is the fastest Land Rover ever made. It is also the first model to
wear the SVR designation being adopted by future Land Rover and Jaguar
The Range Rover Sport SVR recently recorded a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds, one of the fastest times ever recorded by a production SUV.
The SVR features a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine which has been developed to produce 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque - a 40 hp and 41 lb-ft increase over the standard supercharged V8 - while its advanced ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis have been tuned to complement the astonishing performance.
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.
As standard, new 21-inch alloy wheels with 275/45 R21 all-season tires offer unparalleled all-terrain capability. In another first for Range Rover, unique 22-inch alloy wheels with performance-optimized 295/40 R22 Continental SportContact 5 tires are available as an option.
Exterior design enhancements ensure the SVR makes a striking visual impact, while simultaneously boosting cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. A bespoke interior featuring unique sports seats provides further visual differentiation and ensures occupants are held securely in place.
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. A thorough range of revisions specially developed by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations combine to make this premium derivative even more distinctive both inside and out, as well as taking its dynamic capabilities to the next level without impacting on comfort, refinement or all-terrain versatility. The Range Rover Sport SVR is truly the world's most capable performance SUV."
The leading Range Rover SVR's competitors are Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X6 M.