Designed exclusively by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the Range Rover Sport SVR makes a strong visual statement, courtesy of a wide range of enhancements. These include a new front bumper with muscular trapezoidal air intakes, dark Range Rover script on the clamshell bonnet, which also features revised bonnet vents, and a new grille in a dark finish that contrasts with the headlights’ striking LED signature graphics. At the side of the vehicle, an all-new aluminium fender panel incorporates a distinctive new design of fender vent, while unique side mouldings add further muscularity. At the rear, prominent Range Rover Sport SVR badging and a pronounced high-level spoiler with an eye-catching centrally mounted brake light signal the vehicle’s sporting intent. The unique rear bumper features a gloss black diffuser, which incorporates the SVR’s unique quad exhaust pipes, instantly differentiating this high-performance derivative.
New wheel arch extensions contain the optional 22-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, creating a muscular, broad-shouldered stance to complement the extra performance and handling capability. Read further.
Many of the design revisions enhance the SVR’s high-performance capability. The larger air intakes in the front bumper create additional airflow for the charge air coolers that channel air to the powerful 550PS supercharged engine.
The new rear spoiler reduces lift, and has been carefully balanced with the new front bumper. Beneath the front bumper a new NVH comb is fitted, which reduces wind noise to ensure maximum occupant refinement and further improves aerodynamic efficiency. It also reduces front-end lift to ensure the front tyres retain high levels of grip during enthusiastic driving. The deeper front bumper’s more aggressive lower section can also be removed for extreme off-roading.
Additional brake cooling has also been introduced for the six-piston Bemba brake set-up, ensuring optimal stopping power.
A choice of seven colour palettes is available, including the striking Estoril Blue, exclusive to the Range Rover Sport SVR.
A Santorini Black contrast roof is available as standard equipment and combines with body-colour side mouldings to emphasise the SVR’s squat, muscular stance.
Meanwhile, exterior trim detailed in High Gloss Black and Stealth Pack headlights with black casings round off the design enhancements, creating a premium impression and a visually imposing road presence.
Inside, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations has strikingly differentiated the SVR from other derivatives, thanks to distinctive leather sports seats more typically found in high-performance cars. These comfortable seats offer additional lateral support during spirited driving.
The sporting theme continues with the rear seats, which have been completely redesigned to echo the performance-oriented front seats. The result is an eye-catching four-seat aesthetic, with space for an occasional fifth passenger. The new rear seats recline for maximum comfort and offer full 60/40 folding capability and up to 1761 litres of load space.
The seats are finished in luxurious Windsor leather with ribbed, quilted centres, Ebony Black top stitching, eye-catching reflective piping, and all feature the Range Rover Sport SVR logo. Four striking interior colour ways are available: Ebony; Ebony and Cirrus; Ebony and Pimento Red; Ebony and Tan.
As standard, the vehicle is supplied with turned aluminium interior trim details, but owners can specify carbon fibre trim for the door panels, centre console, dashboard and steering wheel bezel.
“The Range Rover Sport SVR is the ultimate in premium performance,” said Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern. “Crafted by Land Rover’s ‘Special Vehicle Operations’, its performance-focused design revisions clearly differentiate the most powerful Land Rover ever produced from existing derivatives with its ground-hugging, assertive stance and additional road presence. This striking evolution retains the trademark DNA for which the Range Rover Sport is so widely acclaimed.”