Range Rover reveals the Sport SVR {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

10 Jul 2014

Recently Land Rover revealed a very special Range Rover at the Pebble Beach Concours in the US – the Sport SVR. Billed as the fastest Range Rover ever, the SVR promises levels of handling and speed previously only known by fast saloons.

Taking the engine found in many of Jaguar’s fastest cars – the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 with 542 bhp and 501 lb/ft gives the SVR its main party trick of 0 – 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 162 mph, but it’s the other changes under the skin that really make a difference to the way the SVR will drive.

The Dynamic Active Rear Differential has been retuned, giving a more aggressive feel to the rear of the car, while Torque Vectoring and DSC are also tweaked to increase the ‘sporty’ feel. The main difference though is the Active Roll Control system which, much like on a McLaren 12C replaces the anti-roll bars with hydraulic pumps on each axle to limit body roll. There is also a valved sports exhaust which offers a thunderous soundtrack similar to that heard on the fast Jags, with pops and crackles on the over-run.

Visually the SVR gets a suitably aggressive makeover, with a deeper front bumper incorporating large side intakes and a wide lower intake, whilst at the rear there is a diffuser with quad exhaust pipes and a larger roof spoiler. All the brightwork is now gloss black and there are 21-inch alloys as standard with 22-inch wheels an option.

The Range Rover Sport SVR will be available to order from October and will cost £93,450.