Range Rover Sport SVR announced as fastest, most powerful ever production Land Rover

Article by Christian A., on June 25, 2014

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.

Press Release

High Performance Range Rover Sport SVR Prototype Set To Storm The Goodwood Hill

  • Fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover breaks cover at Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • First appearance of the new high performance SVR designation for future high-performance Land Rover and Jaguar models created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
  • 550PS Range Rover Sport SVR prototype will complete the hill course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June
  • 500,000 Range Rover Sport vehicles have been produced since Land Rover redefined the performance SUV sector in 2005

The fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover will make its public debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (27 to 29 June). The Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first model to wear the new SVR designation, which will be worn by all future high performance models.

A camouflaged prototype of the 550PS Range Rover Sport SVR will take a break from its demanding development schedule to give spectators a chance to experience the sights and sounds of the most exhilarating Land Rover ever produced. It will perform a series of runs up the famous Goodwood Hill course in the 'First Glance' category.

The SVR is currently undergoing development prior to going on sale in 2015. Details of the vehicle's 550PS powertrain are still under wraps, but crowds can expect a thrilling soundtrack to match its impressive pace. Performance data for the SVR will extend the Range Rover Sport's established capabilities as the fastest, most agile and most responsive Land Rover ever built.

The Range Rover Sport SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team and all future SVR models will need to meet stringent key performance criteria in order to wear the SVR badge. They will be built alongside existing models and sold through the Land Rover dealer network in the usual way.

Range Rover Sport SVR - designed, engineered and built in Britain - amplifies the engineering integrity, robustness and attention to detail that are hallmarks of today's Land Rover brand.

Land Rover redefined the performance SUV sector with the launch of the original Range Rover Sport in 2005, successfully combining sports performance with uncompromised all-terrain capabilities. This is reflected in the current tally of 500,000 vehicles produced.

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