Guest Contributor | Aug 20, 2019 | 0
A Range that sports the SVR badge
The Range Rover Sport SVR accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds, and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 260km/h. Last year it also lapped the world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife, in Germany, where it set a lap time of 8 minutes 14 seconds on the 20.8-kilometre-long circuit. This is one of the fastest times ever recorded by a production SUV and underlines its performance credentials.
The SVR’s range-topping 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine has been developed to produce 405kW and 680Nm – substantial 29kW and 56Nm increases over the current range-topping V8 model – without compromising fuel economy. And its advanced ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis have been optimised to complement its astonishing performance, whatever the weather.
In a world first for the brand, the Range Rover Sport 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.
Exterior design enhancements ensure the SVR makes a striking visual impact, while simultaneously boosting cooling and aerodynamic efficiencies. As standard, new 21-inch alloy wheels with 275/45 R21 all-season tyres offer unparalleled all-terrain capability. A bespoke interior featuring unique sports seats provides further visual differentiation and ensures occupants are held securely in place. 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 premium sports SUV unleashes the full potential of the lightweight and robust all-aluminium architecture, while retaining the refinement, luxury and off-road capability for which Range Rover is world-renowned.
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.
Recommended Retail Pricing: R1 865 200 (incl. VAT; excl. CO2 taxes of R20 725).