2015 Range Rover Sport SVR unleashes its power on the Silverstone racetrack

Article by Christian A., on August 13, 2014

The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR has just been unveiled two days ago but Land Rover released the first promotional video with the new vehicle. Set to make its world debut tomorrow at Pebble Beach, the Range Rover Sport SVR starts at $110,475 in the US (excluding $925 destination charge) and at 92,450 GBP in the United Kingdom.

Back in July, Land Rover says that the Range Rover Sport SVR became the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring after lapping the well-known German racetrack in 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The new SUV is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, generating 550 hp and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque.

As a result, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and from naught to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds. Top speed is limited to 260 km/h or 162 mph. The engine is linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF and returns 14 mph city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined.

As you can see from the photos, the new Range Rover Sport SVR comes with a new exterior design consisting of a front bumper with trapezoidal air intakes, a grill featuring a dark finish, dark Range Rover lettering on the hood, new fender vents and unique side moldings as well as a new roof spoiler and gloss black air diffuser which integrates the quad exhaust pipes.

The powerful SUV will be available with a choice of seven colors, including the impressive Estoril Blue featured on the vehicle you see in the video. Also the interior was overhauled and arrives with aluminum trim details while as an option Land Rover offers carbon fiber.

In addition, the leather sport seats are finished in Oxford leather with ribbed, quilted centers. Behind the 21-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance Continental Cross Contact all-season tires, we find new six-piston Brembo brakes. In order to deliver a proper sound, the vehicle arrives larger exhaust pipes (2.3-inches or 60 mm in diameter).

Conceived by the Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, the Range Rover Sport SVR creates a powerful visual impression. The front bumper has muscular trapezoid air inlets for added airflow for the intercoolers channelling air to the supercharged 550hp engine. The more recessed front bumper's stronger lower portion can also be removed if needed for intense off-roading. The air inlets also bring added cooling to the six-piston Brembo brakes.

Other elements exclusive to the SVR are a dark Range Rover script on the clamshell bonnet, featuring improved vents, and a new dark finished grille contrasting with the signature LED headlights. A new fender design mixes a distinctly designed vent and exclusive side mouldings add brawniness.

At the back, there are pronounced Range Rover Sport SVR badges and a prominent high-mounted spoiler that minimizes lift. The singular rear bumper has a glossed black diffuser, incorporating a quad exhaust. The all-new rear spoiler lessens lift and is carefully in balance with the new front bumper. An all-new NVH comb set under the front bumper lessens wind noise and has better aerodynamics, lessening lift in front. Exterior trim with black detailing and headlights in black casings complete the enhanced design, producing an imposing presence.

SVR interior treatment

In the Range Rover Sport SVR, 14-way powered leather sports seats create added lateral support for spirited drivers. The redesigned rear seats echo the performance-focused front seats. The outcome is a sporty four-seated appearance, with room for a fifth passenger.

Press Release

SENSATIONAL NEW FILM SHOWS RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR TESTED TO THE LIMIT

  • New 90-second film demonstrates adjustability, poise and body control of new Rover Rover Sport SVR in dramatic fashion
  • Film live on Land Rover's YouTube channel from today

Land Rover is today releasing sensational footage of the Range Rover Sport SVR being put through its paces. In the dramatic film, Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the adjustability, poise and outstanding body control of the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever produced.

Mike explains how the Range Rover Sport SVR's sophisticated drivetrain and advanced four-wheel drive chassis technology deliver supreme high speed handling characteristics as he laps the Rockingham circuit in the UK.

The blisteringly fast SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. Power comes from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine developed to produce 550PS and 680Nm of torque.

As this footage shows, the Range Rover Sport SVR takes this level of performance in its stride, displaying superb on-the-limit balance, even with its comprehensive range of electronic traction and stability aids turned off.

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