Land Rover reveals Range Rover Sport SVR's unmasked exterior

Ahead of SUV's Pebble Beach Concours debut
Aug 12, 2014

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You've heard how the Range Rover Sport SVR sounds like, and you’ve seen it in action at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. Now, Land Rover has finally revealed the unmasked exterior of its fastest and most powerful model ahead of its Pebble Beach Concours debut.

The first model to wear the SVR designation--which will be adopted by future Land Rover and Jaguar high-performance model--the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination allows the SUV to put out 542hp and 680Nm, and sprint from zero to 100kph in 4.5 seconds before reaching its electronically limited top speed of 260kph.

The Range Rover Sport SVR also boasts another first for Land Rover: a two-stage active exhaust that features electronically controlled valves. According to the British carmaker, the system "optimizes sound quality, performance and aesthetics, and provides a race-car-inspired soundtrack at higher engine revs" without affecting the refinement the Range Rover brand is known for.

The Range Rover Sport SVR's exterior is different from the standard model with its blacked-out grille and vents, boosting its cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. Its bespoke interior features unique sports seats that not only ensure its occupants are held securely in place but also provide further visual differentiation.

An upgraded air suspension system automatically varies the Range Rover Sport SVR's ride height, while the next-generation terrain response system automatically selects the most suitable terrain program. In addition, the 260mm front and 272mm rear wheel travel, the 546mm wheel articulation, and the 850mm wading depth guarantee that the vehicle is capable of handling the toughest road conditions.

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