Video: Range Rover Sport SVR revealed at Pebble Beach

The 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR is one of the fastest SUVs in the world. See it up close in our exclusive video

RR Sport SVR

Land Rover has unveiled its Range Rover Sport SVR at the The Quail car show, part of Monterey Car Week in California. We were on hand to capture the high performance SUV on video.

At the heart of the SVR is a tuned version of the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the standard Range Rover Sport, which drives all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearboxImage removed.. Power now stands at 542bhp and 680Nm of torque, an increase of 40bhp and 56Nm respectively. The improvements mean the Range Rover Sport SVR trumps the 520bhp Porsche Cayenne Turbo for headline power outputs, but can only match the Porsche when it comes to the 0-60mph sprint - both cars completing it in a scorching 4.5 seconds. The Porsche pulls ahead at higher speeds though, topping out at 173mph, while the SVR can only manage an electronically-limited 162mph.

In order to extract maximum performance and drama, Land Rover has equipped the SVR with a two-stage active exhaust featuring electronically controlled valves, with quad pipes at the back. It provides a throatier soundtrack and a boost in performance at higher revs, while optional 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped in sticky Continental SportContact performance tyres offer improved traction. As standard, Land Rover will fit a 21-inch alloy with all-season rubber.

The visual tweaks are plain to see and not just cosmetic either: The deeper front bumper and larger air intakes are there to improve cooling, while round the back, there’s a more prominent rear bumper and new diffuser, both designed to boost aerodynamic efficiency. Bespoke sport seats differentiate the SVR from the standard Range Rover Sport inside, too.

The Range Rover Sport SVR will be sold and produced alongside standard Land Rover models, with customers able to place orders from October. Priced at £93,450 – £11,875 more than the regular Range Rover Sport – first deliveries are expected early 2015.

Recommended

Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium Upcycling initiative to slash carbon emissions
Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium Upcycling initiative to slash carbon emissions

The use of end-of-life vehicles in addition to other recycled sources, will form part of Jaguar Land Rover’s drive towards zero-emission production
20 Aug 2020
Jaguar Land Rover names Thierry Bollore new CEO
Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover names Thierry Bollore new CEO

Ex short-term Renault boss, Thierry Bollore will take the reins at JLR as the company enters a new era.
28 Jul 2020
The end of touchscreens? Jaguar Land Rover develops contactless infotainment
Jaguar

The end of touchscreens? Jaguar Land Rover develops contactless infotainment

JLR's predictive touch software uses sensors and artificial intelligence to control the infotainment screen without contact
23 Jul 2020
‘Jaguar Land Rover’s next leader needs to bring big change in the right places’
Jaguar

‘Jaguar Land Rover’s next leader needs to bring big change in the right places’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler hopes Tata Sons makes the right decision when it comes to appointing Sir Ralf Speth’s replacement as Jaguar Land Rover CE…
24 Jun 2020

Most Popular

Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home
Electric cars

Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home

New powers being sought to allow energy providers to turn off high-drain devices to manage electricity network
18 Sep 2020
Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class
Car group tests

Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class

The Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class are strong competitors in the premium hatchback market - we find out which is best
19 Sep 2020
New Rolls-Royce Ghost 2020 review
Rolls-Royce Ghost

New Rolls-Royce Ghost 2020 review

The all-new luxury Rolls-Royce Ghost saloon brings new levels of refinement
18 Sep 2020