The new SVR Range Rover Sport is a really beautiful machine up close – with its huge wheels and gloss black accents making the car seem quick and special.
In honesty, the new color really helps drive home the truck’s performance and exclusivity as much as anything else. Without the color, many would be hard-pressed to know this was the flagship RRS…
Even so, the F-Type R seats and powerplant will certainly be appreciated by all buyers, as will the new sport exhaust.
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR
What would happen if you brought the best and wildest performance tech from the F-Type R into the new Range Rover Sport?
Most of these debut images are fake city USA (official renderings) — but stay tuned for in-person debut photos later this week!
Nurburgring Proving Test – Highlight Video
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR
2015 RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR
The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge
The Range Rover Sport SVR is the most dynamically focused Land Rover vehicle ever produced
To see the official 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR launch video CLICK HERE
The SVR features a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph1 on the track
Tested on the Nring Nordschleife, the SVR recorded a lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds. To see the Range Rover Sport SVR in action on the Nring CLICK HERE
Pricing starting at $110,4754
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – August 10, 2014 – Capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with an electronically limited top track speed of 162 mph1, the Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge.
The SVR features a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine which has been developed to produce 550hp and 502lb-ft of torque – a 40hp and 41lb-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.
Showcasing an electronically controlled two-stage active exhaust, the SVR produces an inspired soundtrack at higher engine speeds while maintaining refinement during steady-state driving. Emphasizing all-terrain capability, vehicles are equipped with 21-inch alloy wheels with 275/45 R21 all-season Continental Cross Contact tires.
The exterior design of the SVR makes a visual impact, while functionally boosting cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. Similarly, a modified interior featuring sport seats provides visual differentiation and offers increased support during spirited driving.
Producing a lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds on Germany’s legendary Nring Nordschleife racetrack, the Range Rover Sport SVR unleashes the full potential of the lightweight and robust all-aluminum architecture, while retaining refinement, luxury and off-road capability.
Speaking ahead of its global premiere, 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.”
“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 Range Rover Sport SVR – designed, engineered and built in Britain – amplifies the engineering integrity, robustness and attention to detail that are Land Rover hallmarks. The Range Rover Sport was introduced in 2005, with over 500,000 vehicles built to date. The Range Rover Sport SVR builds on the success of the Range Rover Sport. Its all-aluminum unibody reduces weight by 39 percent compared with its predecessor and provides a strong, stiff and lightweight structure on which to create the Range Rover Sport SVR. The Range Rover Sport SVR was created by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team and will be built alongside existing models and sold through the Land Rover retailer network.
Section 1 – THE MOST POWERFUL LAND ROVER VEHICLE EVER
The heart of the Range Rover Sport SVR is an evolution of the JLR all-aluminum 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. With cast-iron cylinder liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps, this engine features a combination of strength, performance and refinement.
To increase performance, engineers at Special Vehicle Operations have tuned the Bosch management system and increased maximum supercharger boost pressure resulting in power and torque increases of 40hp and 41lb-ft respectively. Producing 550hp and 502lb-ft of torque, the SVR boasts a 0-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds and an electronically limited top track speed of 162 mph1.
The Range Rover Sport SVR design enhancements include larger air intakes in the front bumper to increase airflow to two intercoolers that reduce the temperature of pressurized air from the supercharger before it enters the engine.