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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is a beastly SUV that offers the promise of something special.

08 Dec 2016

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What is a badge? It's a calling card, a way to tell people who or what you are. It's a symbol of something. Well, in Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) case, its 'SVR' badge is a symbol of something a little bit special.

So Land Rover added a badge to the Range Rover Sport and want to charge people even more?

That's quite far from the truth, actually. This particular model isn't just some trim level special - it comes from JLR's Special Vechicle Operations (SVO) unit. SVO produces a wide range of unique, bespoke vehicles, including the Range Rover SVAutobiography and even armoured vehicles. The 'SVR' badge specifically refers to high-performance variants, kind of like the equivalent 'AMG' or 'M' badge. It is presently pegged onto two cars - the recently launched F-TYPE SVR, and this one.

As part of the aggressive SVR package, you get quad tailpipes, great for making a ton of noise

How is this different from a typical Range Rover Sport?

The SVR is much more aggressively designed - from the darkened head lights and the unique grille and bumper at the front, to the specialised rear spoiler and quad tailpipes, the SVR cuts a beastly presence. 

Inside, the most noticeable thing is the full bucket seats at the front and the semi bucket seats at the rear. This is a car that makes its sporting pedigree abudantly clear - our car also came specced with interior carbon fibre trim.

Beyond that, though, its still very much a top notch Land Rover product. This Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) has got all the bells and whistles you'd want - panomaric sun roof, Meridian Surround audio system, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, etc. It's most definitely a comfortable place to be in.

This isn't some stripped out track special - it's a proper luxury SUV that's been made a little madder. 

The SVR has legitimate track capabilities - these bucket seats grip you tight as you power through corners
Car Information
This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

: -

Engine Type

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V8 Supercharged

Engine Cap

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5000cc

Horsepower

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405kW (543 bhp) / 6500 rpm

Torque

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680 Nm / 4000 rpm

Transmission

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8-speed (A)

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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4.7sec

Top Speed

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260km/h

Fuel consumption

:

7.8km/L

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