Most powerful Range Rover ever priced

BY CHARL BOSCH - MAY 25, 2015

Fresh from its recent local unveiling at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna, Land Rover has released pricing and spec details of its new Range Rover Sport SVR.

Touted by the Indian owned British marque as its most powerful and fastest production model ever made, the SVR is also the first produced by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations and is claimed to have lapped the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in eight minutes 14 sec.

Compared to the previous range topping Sport Autobiography Dynamic, the SVR features a more aggressive bumper and deeper front air dam, flared front and rear wheelarches to accommodate the standard 21-inch all-terrain alloy wheels, recalibrated air suspension with torque vectoring control, rear diffuser, two-stage active exhaust and a model’s specific interior.

Up front, the SVR comes fitted with a more powerful version of the standard Sport’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 which now churns out 405 kW and 680 N.m of torque. A sports-orientated version of the normal car’s eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels with Land Rover claiming a 0-100 sprint of 4.7 sec. and a top speed limited to 260 km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 13.8 L/100 km with emissions coming in at 322 g/km.

Standard spec doesn’t warrant for anything and includes a 19-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System, TFT Virtual Instrument Display, 360 Surround View Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring with vehicle closing and reverse detection, 16-way SVR embroided electric and heated  Oxford Perforated leather sport seats, dark aluminium inserts, three-zone climate control, interior mood lighting, Cornering Brake Control, Gradient Acceleration Control, Gradient Release Control and Hill Descent Control.

A five year / 100 000 km maintenance plan is included in the R1 885 925 asking price.

 

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