The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest SUV around the Nurburgring

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We don’t need to tell you where the Nurburgring is and what it does to cars. What you will be surprised to know is that a 2.3 tonne, 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest production SUV around the Nordschleife, posting a time of 8 minutes and 14 seconds to complete a single lap of what is termed as the ”Green Hell”. That time is a second faster than BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe and about two seconds faster than a standard Honda NSX.

Range Rover Sport SVR (1)

The Range Rover Sport SVR is powered by an uprated version of Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 550PS – a 40PS increase over the existing V8 Supercharged derivative. Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, said:”The Nürburgring is a benchmark for vehicle development and testing, and cars become stronger, more durable and faster over its 13 miles and 70-plus corners. We wanted to see whether an SUV could behave like a performance car in this challenging environment. The results are spectacular and the Range Rover Sport SVR has demonstrated outstanding on-road performance capabilities.”

Range Rover Sport SVR (2)

Development of the Range Rover Sport SVR has been carried out by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team, with the aim of producing the most performance-focused Range Rover Sport ever. This has been achieved without compromising the vehicle’s class-leading all terrain capabilities or high levels of comfort. The Range Rover Sport SVR features a twin-speed transfer case to provide a choice of high and low gear ratios and the same 850mm wading depth as other models in the Range Rover Sport line-up. The Range Rover Sport SVR will arrive in showrooms in 2015.

Source: JaguarLandRover