Land Rover has just confirmed that the Range Rover Sport SVR prototype will make its public debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed. This will be the fastest and most powerful ever production land Rover and the first vehicle to wear the SVR designation.
According to the official press release, the SVR designation will be found on all upcoming high-performance Land Rover and Jaguar models created by the new Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.
The Range Rover Sport SVR prototype will compete the hill course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, the camouflaged prototype carries the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that generates 550 PS but Land Rover didn’t offer any other details.
It did say however, that the Range Rover SVR is designed, engineered and built in Britain.
Visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will also see other vehicles from Land Rover, such as the Discovery Vision Concept, the Freelander Metropolis, Discovery XXV and the recently announced Range Rover Sport featuring the Stealth Pack.
The visual statement of the new Range Rover Sport SVR -- designed by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team -- is both strong and dynamic. For instance, the front bumper has muscular trapezoidal air intakes that channel airflow for the intercoolers pumping air for the powerful supercharged engine. These air intakes also channel air to cool down the vehicles’ six-piston Brembo brakes. Interestingly, the lower section of the bumper could be removed if the driver feels the urge to go to some off-road adventures.
SVO’s creation also features a number of SVR-exclusive elements like the dark Range Rover script on the clamshell hood with revised vents. The new grille sports a dark finish as contrasted by the LED signature lighting of the headlamps. Further SVR-exclusive elements include a new fender design with a uniquely designed vent as well as distinct unique side moldings.
On the other hand, the rear end of the vehicle features a prominent Range Rover Sport SVR badging as well as high-mounted spoiler. The rear end is also marked by a rear bumper with a gloss black diffuser and quad exhaust pipes.
The new lift-reducing rear spoiler has been well-balanced with the new front bumper, which features a new NVH comb beneath that could reduce front-end lift and wind noise while improving aerodynamic efficiency. The new Range Rover Sport SVR also features black exterior trim and headlights with black casings.