Land Rover officially introduced the all-new 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR. After teasing it at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the British manufacturer will bring its most powerful SUV at the Pebble Beach on 14 August. We already knew that the new SUV will use a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 550 hp and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque.
As a result, the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds), while top speed is limited at 260 km/h or 162 mph. The engine is bolted to an 8-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF and offers a fuel economy of 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined.
The transmission can be controlled via the gear knob or the steering wheel-mounted paddle shift controls. As you can see from the photos, the Range Rover Sport SVR shows a new design which includes a brand new bumper with trapezoidal air intakes, dark Range Rover script on the clamshell hood, revised air vents and a new grille with a dark finish.
At the side, the vehicle features new fender vents and unique side moldings. The rear end shows the Range Rover Sport SVR badge, a roof spoiler and a gloss black air diffuser with integrated quad exhaust pipes. Land Rover will offer the new Range Rover Sport SVR with a choice of seven colors, including the Estoril Blue you see in the photos.
Open the doors and you will see the distinctive leather sports seats finished in Oxford leather with ribbed, quilted centers, Ebony Black stitching and the Range Rover Sport SVR logo. The new SUV will be available with a choice of four interior color options: Ebony Black, Ebony Black and Cirrus White, Ebony Black and Pimento Red, Ebony Black and Tan.
As standard the interior is offered with turned aluminum trim details, while as an option the manufacturer offers carbon fiber trim for the door panels, center console, dash and steering-wheel bezel. In order to deliver a proper sound, the Range Rover Sport SVR comes equipped with a two-stage active exhaust that features electronically controlled valves.
The exhaust includes larger diameter underfloor pipes, up from 2.2-inches (55 mm) in the Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 to 2.3-inches (60 mm). In addition, the Range Rover Sport SVR comes with new 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 275/45 R21 110Y Continental Cross Contact all-season tires.
Behind these wheels there are new six-piston Brembo brakes that ensure optimal stopping power. Pricing starts at $110,475 in the United States, excluding the $925 destination charge. In the United Kingdom pricing starts at £93,450. First deliveries are expected in the first quarter of 2015.