The performance SUV from Land Rover dubbed as Range Rover Sport SVR is now available priced at Rs 2.12 crore in India. The powerful SUV currently features a beast of an mill in the form of 5 litre V8 petrol engine that generates 542bhp power along with 680Nm torque. Also, under the hood, Range Rover Sport SVR has a lot to offer with an 8-speed ZF gearbox that works with paddle shifters while the vehicle also uses the all-wheel drive set-up.
Based purely on stats, Range Rover Sport SVR would be going up against some top names like Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and Mercedes ML63 AMG.
The ‘beastly’ Range Rover Sport SVR SUV was tested under the supervision of John Edward who is the Ex-JLR head at the popular Nurburgring race circuit. The numbers are quite impressive when it comes to actual performance with Range Rover Sport SVR attaining the 100kmph mark from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed that the vehicle can achieve is 261 kmph which is certainly fast to say the least.
To make sure that the traction control is smooth and at its peak, Range Rover Sport SVR also features the Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential system. One of the more interesting features for the mechanical working of the car is the Dynamic torque-vectoring. Here the outcome is the same as what we have seen with clutch type torque vectoring system. Then there is the dynamic stability control that comes into play for high speeds.
It is not just the engine alone that a car enthusiast looks at. For him/her the overall feel is as important. The Range Rover Sport SVR delivers value as far as aural experience is concerned. The two-stage exhaust system is looked after by the electronically controlled valves that make the Range Rover Sport SVR sound like a sports car. We already know that when it comes to the best sounding car in the world, JLR’s F-type is second to no other and Range Rover Sport SVR will be producing the same effect with crackles, bellows and barps.
Range Rover Sport SVR is not just an off-roader on paper as it possesses all the tools necessary to make it that rugged and robust for tackling tough road conditions. Some of these features include a low ratio gearbox, all-wheel drive mechanism, 850mm depth and the presence of electronic differential lock.
Aesthetically, Range Rover Sport SVR is appealing both from the inside and the outside as it uses the set of 21 inch alloy wheels whereas buyers can up the ante as well and opt for the 22 inch Continental SportContact 5 rubber. With the 6-piston calliper Brembo brakes in position, the SUV remains well under control. Other exterior changes include the new front and rear bumper that comes with large air intakes, wheel arches that look more dominant this time, rear diffuser with quad exhausts and new grille finish.
The SUV looks beautiful from the inside as well with the company providing four color options for the leather upholstery with alternatives for aluminium and carbon fibre. The car is built by the same Special Vehicle Operations that made Land Rover Sentinel, the first armoured vehicle from the British brand.