Land Rover has updated its design line, but maintaining the classic aesthetics of its models and has been managing for several years. The latest additions to the model line were the P400e, a hybrid version with extremely low consumptions that point to the future.
The other addition is this, its aggressive and wicked brother, the Range Rover Sport SVR Supercharged, a beast SUV, highly sporty and with some more steroids to give the driver a more dynamic driving sensation. If you like the brand and want to experience something never seen before on their part, the SVR version of the company’s flagship SUV is a car you should try almost mandatory.
With performance similar to its German competitors, such as the Porsche Cayenne or the Mercedes Benz GLE, this Range Rover Sport gives you the fun of driving a supercharged car, but wrapped in luxury.
Generally speaking Range Rover has always been a brand of luxury, class and comfort, something it still maintains after this update it went through, but this model the SVR was definitely hitting the gym to grow some muscle.
This model may be a sporty and family utility, with active safety features and multimedia entertainment, parking assistant and intelligent traction, but with these figures it provides, as soon as you step on the pedal it will shoot you like a rocket.
With its Sport aesthetics it competes with several options in the sector, but if you are a fan of the brand, or have tried previous models, we highly recommend you take a look at this model, which combines sportiness and comfort in an excellently achieved way, with an interior of the highest quality, characteristic of Land Rover.
If you want to have elements such as dual zone climate control and multimedia screens in the backrests, but also a Supercharged V8 with insane performance, this is the model for you.
This being the evil version, the black sheep of the Range Rover Sport, the SVR offers 527 horsepower, courtesy of SVO, or Special Vehicles Operations. It resorts to a 5.0-liter V8 engine supercharged by a twin-screw supercharger, delivering a peak torque of 700 newtons per meter, firing this utility rocket from zero to 100 in 4.5 seconds, and with a top speed of 283 kilometers per hour.
The engineers also claim that the truck’s dynamic capabilities were improved, increasing body control and reducing pitching during acceleration and braking. This, they say, was achieved by revising some suspension components. This version of the Range Rover homologates a consumption of 12.7 liters per kilometer, and carbon dioxide emissions of approximately 290 grams per kilometer, and all this power has a cost.
With 5 seats shares the same dimensions of his brothers, with a length of 4.8 meters, a width with mirrors of 2.2 meters, and a height of 1.8 meters. In addition, it has a wading height of 0.8 meters, making this car a muscular and brutish sport utility, but with all-terrain qualities.
The car has a trunk volume of 780 liters with the third row of seats mounted, and with the rear seats folded down we can extend this up to 1680 liters. The suspension and steering were revised to handle the car’s 2300 kilograms of weight at high speeds and in a stable manner.
Transmission and equipment
The transmission is the already known and very efficient ZF automatic, 8-speed all-wheel drive that gets along very well with this powerful engine making the driver feel its power instantly.
All systems present in the other models were revised and arranged in a sportier way, since this V8 Supercharged engine demands a different configuration, especially at the electronic level.
The brakes underwent the same revision process, changing some materials so that they behave more efficiently at the high temperatures to which they are subjected due to the increased power of the car, more power requires better braking.
The suspension is equipped with the Adaptive Dynamics system that monitors up to 500 times per second and constantly monitors driving conditions to adapt the hardness and height of the suspension, ensuring the stability of the car at cruising speed and in sudden starts.
The Configurable Dynamics system offers a convenient way to customize the car’s performance by modifying the acceleration pattern, shifting revs and steering settings to suit your driving needs.
All these systems have been reviewed by the SVO engineering team with the intention of optimizing them at a high performance level, and giving them a face to more performance-oriented brands. For example, Lamborhini, as the Range Rover Sport SVR has figures very similar to those of the Urus.
Weight reduction is also largely responsible for the new performance of this model, as engineers focused on reducing unnecessary grams of any component of the car.
The design of the RR SVR is quite similar to that of its more conservative siblings, but highlights the more aggressive front and rear bumpers, with larger air intakes, some details in satin black finish, and the SVO identification plates. The wheels are aluminum and magnesium alloy, lighter than the standard ones, with 21 inches in diameter, but the company offers as optional 22″ and with two different finishes.
There are nods to sportiness present if you want to be a little less conservative, such as the option given by the company to leave the hood with the carbon fiber exposed instead of covering it with paint. It also offers an additional exterior package of this same material that includes the bumpers, tailgate, and air intake trim, giving it a definitely bolder look.
The interior is also modified in a more sporty way, but of course, without sacrificing luxury or safety, for example, the seats were redesigned to a level that the company calls “Supersport”, reducing its weight by 30 kilograms compared to the conventional version. However, they still include climate control.
Other elements that change are the aluminum pedalboard, the SVR initials stamped on the doors, and the upholstery in a Windsor leather of the highest quality with the SVR logo embroidered on the headrests.