542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR
Range Rover has further tuned the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine from the Range Rover Sport to create the most powerful car in its history, the 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR. Generating 40bhp more than the version found in the standard Range Rover Sport V8 and a whooping 680Nm of torque, the SVR version can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and can hit an electronically limited 162mph.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team that also built the awesome Jaguar F-Type Project 7 created the RR Sport SVR, meaning that the RR Sport SVR has also been finely tuned to handle corners unlike anything with such proportions should be allowed to do. This is evident with Nurburgring lap time of only 8 minutes 14 seconds, which is one of the fastest times ever recorded by an SUV.
Range Rover says that key to the SVR’s cornering ability is an Active-Roll Control system, which replaces anti-roll bars with a hydraulic pump on each axle to control body roll and allow the car to “deliver a progressive breakaway on the limit”. The Range Rover Sport SVR wears unique 22-inch* alloy wheels with performance-optimised 295/40 R22 Continental SportContact 5 tyres* complement the driver-focused chassis.As standard, new 21-inch alloy wheels with 275/45 R21 all-season tyres offer unparalleled all-terrain capability.
The Exterior has been given a raft of enhancements to give a meaner presence but that also aids cooling and aerodynamics. The bespoke interior, features sports seats unique to the SVR. Even with the crazy performance, the RR Sport SVR still has a towing capacity of 3000kg and its legendary off-roading capabilities and a wading depth of up to 850mm.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is set to make its global debut at Pebble Beach on 14 August with customer orders starting October 2014 at an on-the-road price of £93,450. Deliveries are expected in Q1 2015.