Last night the Range Rover Sport SVR made its global debut at a kick-off party for the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. The first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the Range Rover Sport SVR is the most dynamically focused vehicle Land Rover has ever produced.
Developing 550PS and 680Nm, it accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 162 mph.
The Range Rover Sport SVR’s lightweight aluminium suspension is fully-independent, with wide-spaced double-wishbones at the front and an advanced multi-link layout at the rear. Wheel-travel is class-leading (260mm front and 272mm rear) and provides exceptional wheel articulation of 546mm to deal with the toughest conditions.
Wade Sensing, introduced on the Range Rover Sport, also features on the SVR. This innovative technology provides ‘depth’ information when driving through water, and in line with the mainstream Sport, the vehicle can wade up to 850mm. It also has towing capability up to 3000kg.
The Range Rover Sport SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and all SVR models need to meet key performance criteria to wear the SVR badge. Range Rover Sport SVRs will be built alongside their mainstream sibling models in our existing production facilities and sold through Land Rover’s dealer network.
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 SVR goes on sale in October and first deliveries will be from early 2015.