The Range Rover Sport SVR, created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team, is set to make its global debut.
Showcasing at the Pebble Beach, California on August 14, the vehicle is the first model to wear the SVR designation, being adopted by future Land Rover and Jaguar high-performance models, the company said.
SVR also features Wade Sensing, a technology which provides ‘depth’ information when driving through water, enabling the vehicle to wade up to 850mm.
Deemed as the fastest, most powerful Land Rover, the SVR accelerates from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds). The vehicle can also tow 3000kg, it said.
The SVR’s 5.0L supercharged V8 engine, developed to produce 550PS and 680Nm without compromising fuel economy, and its advanced ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis have been optimised to complement its performance, it said.
SVR is equipped with a two-stage active exhaust featuring electronically controlled valves. The system optimises sound quality, performance and aesthetics and provides a race car-inspired soundtrack at higher engine revs without adversely affecting refinement during steady-state driving, it said.
Its 22-inch alloy wheels and performance-optimised 295/40 R22 Continental SportContact 5 tyres complement the driver-focused chassis, a statement said.
The 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.
SVR is fitted with permanent four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case, with a low-range option for demanding terrain, and a 50/50 per cent torque split front-to-rear. The upgraded air suspension system automatically varies between two ride heights, and the next generation ground-breaking Terrain Response 2 system automatically selects the most suitable terrain programme, it said.