Land Rover India has launched its top of the line Range Rover Sport SVR in India. Meant to be an uncompromising high performance SUV, the SVR is a racetrack oriented machine and developed at the Nurburgring.
Visually, the SVR is more aggressive looking and swankier than any other Range Rover. Differences on the surface include an aggressive front bumper with massive air intakes, and a distinctive finish for the grille. Wheel arches are more flared here, with a squatter, wider overall stance for the car. The muscular frontal theme of the bumpers has been carried over at the rear as well, and is complemented by a rear spoiler, an integrated diffuser and quad exhaust pipes.
Propelling the Range Rover Sport SVR is a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine with 542bhp of peak power and 680Nm of crazy torque. 0-100 comes in a blazing quick 4.5 seconds while the top speed is an electronically limited 261kph. It’s the same engine that roars under the bonnet of the F-type R Coupé.
While a mammoth in terms of dimensions, the SVR is extremely agile, thanks to its ultra advanced suspension components. The car features Active Roll Control system, which does away with conventional anti roll bars, replacing them with a hydraulic pump to keep the body as flat as possible even on the limit. Adaptive dampers, air suspension and lighter construction further aids SVR’s athleticism. The variable ratio electronic steering is heavier than stock for better feel and feedback.
Wheels on the car are monstrous 21 inchers wrapped in 275/45 rubber. In case you’re the extremist who doesn’t get satiated even by that, you may opt for even bigger 22-inchers with even wider 295/40 tyres!
Transmission duties are taken care of by a ZF sourced 8-speed auto transmission with steering mounted pedal shifters. Power is sent to all four wheels for optimum grip, further enhanced by the Dynamic Active rear Locking Differential, delivering most amount of torque to the wheel with most traction. The car runs on 4WD at all times, with a centre differential and two speed transfer case.
A rival to the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and the Porsche Cayenne3 Turbo S, the the Range Rover Sport SVR is priced at Rs 2.12 crore (ex-showroom) in India.