12 Oct Meet the 2018 Range Rover SVR, Land Rover’s Performance SUV
It feels like there are as many different Range Rover’s out there as there are uses for them, but it appears that – at least according to Land Rover – there really are never enough. And while most Range Rover’s are built to handle some off-roading – or at least, more so than your average SUV – the new Range Rover Sport SVR is designed mainly for use on the road -and on the track. They’re touting it as the “World’s most capable performance SUV” and while that’s a very huge claim, the stats may support it. It’s got a 5.0-liter Supercharged V8, which delivers 575 horsepower and delivers a powerful 516 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 takes in 4.3 seconds – impressive for an SUV. They say that “performance is underlined by the integrated air vents in the Carbon Fiber hood and the large intakes in the bumper to maximize airflow to key components when utilizing the vehicle’s full potential.” In other words, this thing is made for speed.
The interior is decked out in either Satin Brushed Aluminum, Grand Black or Gloss Carbon Fiber, with new SVR Performance seats and SVR embossed logos at every turn. An 825 watt, Meridian Surround Sound Audio System comes standard with 19 Speakers – including a subwoofer. The outside has some unique SVR features, such as a hood with carbon fiber composite, which you can get in either Gloss Black Carbon Fiber or the color of the car itself. The new side fender vents are in Narvik Black, the wheels are 21″ 5 split-spoke ‘Style 5091’ alloy, and the active exhaust system features a “two-stage Active Exhaust that delivers the distinctively throaty sound with electronically controlled valves.”
That’s all we really know for now, but we can expect some more details and reviews in the coming months. One thing we are sure of, is that the SVR will be starting at $113,600. It looks like another worthy addition to the Range Rover line – especially if you’re more into the track than you are flying across the desert.