Range Rover Sport SVR in action

2 Jul, 2014 2:45pm Jonathan Burn

Range Rover's engineers have turned up the wick on the Range Rover Sport to create a 542bhp SVR version - now with video

The Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team is a new department focused on high performance models and this is their latest creation - the Range Rover Sport SVR. 

The SVR badge will be applied to all of Land Rover and Jaguar's future performance models and a Range Rover Sport SVR prototype was spotted running up the famous hill at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

It gave the Goodwood showgoers a chance to hear the roar from the 542bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that sits under the bonnet. We’re expecting the newcomer to be able to sprint from 0-62mph in around 4.8 seconds. 

Through the camouflage you can clearly see the Sport is set to get an aggressive makeover, with a low front bumper and chunky side sills. Expect to see firmer suspension, torque vectoring and active body control to help limit roll. 

The Range Rover Sport SVR will be built alongside the standard car and sold through normal Land Rover showrooms just before the end of the year. A final price hasn’t been confirmed, but it should cost just under £100,000. 

Next in the SVR plan is believed to be a hot Evoque, which will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo producing around 300bhp.

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