VIDEO | Pricing announced for exciting Range Rover Sport SVR

MyDrive | Jaguar Land Rover Australia – Sydney, Australia – The first Land Rover to wear the new high-performance SVR badge, the Range Rover Sport SVR is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 260km/h.

The SVR’s range-topping 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine has been developed to produce 405kW and 680Nm – substantial 30kW and 55Nm increases – while it’s advanced ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis have been optimised to complement the astonishing performance, whatever the weather.

In initial tests, Land Rover’s most dynamic SUV has lapped Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in 8 minutes 14 seconds, one of the fastest times ever recorded by a standard production SUV.

The new SVR unleashes the full potential of the Range Rover Sport’s lightweight and robust all-aluminium architecture, while retaining the refinement, luxury and off-road capability for which Range Rover is world-renowned.

In two world firsts for Range Rover, an electrically controlled two-stage active exhaust provides a racecar-inspired soundtrack at higher engine revs without adversely affecting refinement during steady-state driving. Meanwhile, 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.

 

Exterior design enhancements ensure the SVR makes a striking visual impact, while simultaneously boosting cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. A bespoke interior featuring unique sports seats provides further visual differentiation and ensures occupants are held securely in place during spirited driving.

Speaking ahead of its global premiere, John Edwards, Managing Director of Land Rover’s Special Operations, 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.”

The Range Rover Sport SVR builds on the success of the new Range Rover Sport, with its all-aluminium monocoque – a world first in the segment – which reduces weight by 39% compared with its predecessor and provides the ideal strong, stiff and lightweight structure on which to create the Range Rover Sport SVR.

The Range Rover Sport SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and will be built alongside existing models and sold through the Land Rover dealer network.

Range Rover Sport SVR – designed, engineered and built in Britain – amplifies the engineering integrity, robustness and attention to detail that are Land Rover hallmarks.

The Range Rover Sport was introduced in 2005, with over 500,000 examples built to date.

Section 1 – THE MOST POWERFUL LAND ROVER EVER

At the Range Rover Sport SVR’s heart lies an evolution of the all-aluminium 5000cc supercharged V8 engine with its cast-iron cylinder liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps providing a combination of strength, performance and refinement.

The engineers at Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations have carefully optimised the Bosch management system and retuned the supercharger’s electronic bypass valve to increase maximum boost pressure during high-performance driving, while retaining the V8 engine’s exceptional flexibility for off-road versatility and effortless on-road acceleration.

Power and torque increase by a substantial 30kW and 55Nm to 405kW and 680Nm, giving the SVR a 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 260km/h where conditions allow. A Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds further underlines its capability.

The Range Rover Sport SVR’s unique design enhancements also contribute: larger air intakes in the front bumper increase airflow to the two charge air coolers. This reduces the temperature of pressurised air generated by the supercharger before it enters the engine, maintaining excellent performance even in extreme conditions.

A solid platform provided by the aluminium monocoque, along with uprated suspension and firmer bushings, has allowed Land Rover engineers to further increase the incredibly potent engine’s responses. Once the driver lifts off the throttle, for instance, the air-charge is reduced far more quickly than in existing Range Rover Sport derivatives, leading to an instant response for greater driver engagement. In Dynamic mode, these characteristics are intensified thanks to sharper throttle response and more incisive gearshift logic. In addition, the fuel supply is no longer cut on the overrun, creating a characterful crackle through the exhaust.

The SVR’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions are unaffected by the extra performance and remain identical to the V8 Supercharged derivative at 12.8 L/100km and 325g/km. This is due to the engine’s advanced and highly efficient design characteristics, which include: class-leading levels of low internal friction; high-pressure direct injection with a centrally mounted, multi-hole, spray-guided injection system; dual independent variable camshaft timing (VCT).

For details on Range Rover, click > www.rangerover.com.au

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