British Luxury SUV maker Land Rover has unveiled the Range Rover Sport SVR prototype. The Range Rover SVR prototype will make its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In the video, the car can be seen doing the rounds of the legendary Nurburgring race track.
Designed to be the “fastest and most powerful” Range Rover ever created, the SVR prototype previews the production model that will be launched in 2015. The prototype also marks the launch of the SVR moniker which will be used to distinguish all future high performance models produced by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division.
Earlier, Land Rover has teased the model twice this month. The prototype has been spied many times lapping the Nurburgring. The prototype features an aggressive front fascia with a mesh grille and larger air intakes. The SVR will also get a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser which is flanked by a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Last but not least, there Rangie Sport SVR sports massive alloy wheels and a high-performance braking system.
Land Rover hasn’t released the detailed specifications but have confirmed the model will pump out 550 PS (405 kW). Reports had accurately predicted the model could have a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 550 PS (405 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. Since this figure is 40 PS (29 kW) and 55 Nm (40 lb-ft) more than the Range Rover Sport Supercharged, it is likely that the SVR will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds. Regardless of the final numbers, Land Rover says the SVR will “extend the Range Rover Sport’s established capabilities as the fastest, most agile and most responsive Land Rover ever built.”
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