Unleashed: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR 1 Unleashed: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

In recent times, several high-end luxury SUV’s have arrived in the market, some prime examples being the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Now iconic British brand Land Rover has burst into the scene with its latest offering the ‘Range Rover Sports SVR’. Land Rover’s Special Operations Managing Director, John Edwards has said, “The Range Rover Sport SVR is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle’s outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design. Its exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set…A thorough range of revisions specially developed by Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations combine to make this premium derivative even more distinctive both inside and out, as well as taking its dynamic capabilities to the next level without impacting on comfort, refinement or all-terrain versatility. The Range Rover Sport SVR is truly the world’s most capable performance SUV.” Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, has said, “The Range Rover Sport SVR is the ultimate in premium performance…Crafted by Land Rover’s ‘Special Vehicle Operations’, its performance-focused design revisions clearly differentiate the most powerful Land Rover vehicle ever produced from existing derivatives with its ground-hugging, assertive stance and additional road presence. This striking evolution retains the trademark DNA for which the Range Rover Sport is so widely acclaimed.”

The official press release from the company states, “Capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with an electronically limited top track speed of 162 mph, the Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge. The SVR features a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine which has been developed to produce 550hp and 502lb-ft of torque – a 40hp and 41lb-ft increase over the standard supercharged V8 – while its advanced ZF® 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis have been tuned to complement the astonishing performance. Showcasing an electronically controlled two-stage active exhaust, the SVR produces an inspired soundtrack at higher engine speeds while maintaining refinement during steady-state driving. Emphasizing all-terrain capability, vehicles are equipped with 21-inch alloy wheels with 275/45 R21 all-season Continental Cross Contact tires. The exterior design of the SVR makes a visual impact, while functionally boosting cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. Similarly, a modified interior featuring sport seats provides visual differentiation and offers increased support during spirited driving. Producing a lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack, the Range Rover Sport SVR unleashes the full potential of the lightweight and robust all-aluminum architecture, while retaining refinement, luxury and off-road capability.”

The new model is the first Land Rover that carries the SVR badge. It will make its official debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach festival. Already it is being called the most powerful and the fastest Land Rover ever produced. Visually the car makes a tremendous impact thanks to the work done by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations. The major features are- restyled front bumper with trapezoidal air intakes, dark colored front grille, headlights with LED signature, high level rear spoiler, centrally mounted brake light signal, quad exhaust pipe, seven exterior color choices, 21 inch alloy wheels etc. Also there are four interior color choices. Seats are made of high quality Oxford leather. The design is four-seat centric but there is space for a fifth passenger. To provide power, Land Rover is using its acclaimed supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine. Power and torque has been significantly increased and now stands respectively at 550 PS and 680Nm. The Range Rover Sport SVR can go from 0 to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds. The top speed has been electronically limited at 162mph. The car has completed the lap at the famous Nürburgring track in just 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it one of the fastest production SUV’s in the world.


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