Fresh video and a huge photo set of the new RRS SVR around Monticello Country Club! The truck sounds fantastic and displays very little body roll in this five-tenths track drive — which bodes very well for the sportiest Range Rover of all time. Will it be able to cut it with the deeply impressive Grand Cherokee SRT, X5M and Porsche Cayenne? What about the new GLE63 AMG — which will come in both standard SUV shape and a new X6-like GLE Coupe?
That remains an open question. The 162-mph Vmax and 4.5-second official 60-mph sprint times are fantastic for a Range Rover……. but are off the pace versus the X5M and Cayenne Turbo.
But feast your eyes on these details outside and in. The exterior and interior both take massive doses of F-Type R — and the result is a big leap toward actual sportiness for the RRS.
Adaptability and adjustability continue to be major RRS strengths, however. Despite all the carbon-fiber throughout, new bodywork front and rear, Brembo brakes under huge alloys, and race-ready seats — the SVR still promises offroad prowess to shame any of the above competitive set.
If the tuner aftermarket is any indication, the SVR will find droves of willing buyers seeking the hottest and most-exclusive Range Rover Sport yet.
The SVR is priced from $110,000 and is available to order now from Land Rover dealerships worldwide.
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR Exterior
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR Interior
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!
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR
5.0L V8 S/Charged SVR
Height inches std / off-road (mm)
70.0 / 72.6 (1780 / 1845)
Width excl. wing mirrors / wing mirrors folded inches (mm)
79.5 / 81.6 (2018.5 / 2073)
Length inches (mm)
Wheelbase inches (mm)
Approach angle deg
22.4 std / 30 off-road
Departure angle deg
22.5 std / 27.3 off-road
Ramp breakover angle deg std height/off-road height
Wading depth inches (mm)
Turning Circle ft. wall to wall / curb to curb (mm)
41.0 / 40.4 (12.5 / 12.3)
Drag coefficient (Cd)
Weight from lbs (kg)
SLA suspension with twin lower links with air springs/CVD with ARC
Integral link suspension with air springs/ CVD with ARC
15in (380mm) ventilated disc-front / 14.4-inches (365mm) ventilated disc-rear
Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) rack and pinion
Four-wheel drive system
Permanent 4 wheel drive with std locking center differential & Terrain ResponseTM 2, optional locking rear axle differential.
Longitudinal / V8 / 32 Quad cam DIVCT (Dual Independent Variable Cam Timing)
Bore / Stroke inches (mm)
3.6 / 3.7 (92.5 / 93.0)
Compression ratio : 1
Max Torque ft. lb.
14 mpg city / 16 combined /19 mpg highway3
ZF 8HP70 (8 speed Auto)
Fuel tank capacity gallons (liters)
Top speed mph (km/h)1
Wheels / Tires
21-inch alloys with 275/45 R21 110Y Continental Cross Contact all-season tires.
Wheels: 9-inch x 21-inch EH2+ 49
*Manufacturer’s figures. Correct at time of going to press.
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