2015 Range Rover Sport SVR High Performance SUV Unveiled

RS is to Audi, M is to BMW, AMG is to Mercedes Benz and SVR is to Jaguar Land Rover. A high performance sub-brand for Jaguar and Land Rovers cars and SUVs, the first product to feature the SVR badge is the Range Rover Sport SUV. The SUV has officially been revealed ahead of its launch at Pebble Beach 2014, scheduled to happen later this week.

The SUV uses a 5 liter, V8 petrol engine with supercharging. The motor outputs 542 Bhp of peak power and 680 Nm of peak torque. An 8 speed automatic gearbox transmits torque to all four wheels of the high performance SUV. The SUV hurtles past the 100 Kph mark from standstill in just 4.5 seconds while top speed is an electronically limited 260 Kph.

The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest production SUV in the world, with an 8 minute 14 second lap timing around the famed Nurburgring racing circuit at Germany. The exteriors of the Range Rover Sport SVR have been engineered for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Larger intakes up front and twin intercoolers are offered on the SUV.

Other changes on the SUV include a reprofiled bumper that channels more air to the large V8 motor and the front brakes. A new rear diffuser completes the aerodynamic modifications on the SUV, which also gets exhaust pipes that get a switchable, two-stage active exhaust for both high performance and a more sonorous note.

On the inside, the SUV gets leather sport seats, with carbon fiber bits around the dashboard to signify its sportiness. The rear seat also gets a redesign and is fit for two adults although Land Rover claims that an occasional third passenger can be squeezed in.

The SUV is priced at GBP 93,450. Although Land Rover hasn’t revealed whether the Range Rover Sport SVR will be launched in India, the high performance SUV is likely to make a debut here next year, considering the fact that Jaguar already sells its high performance sportscars here.