The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring with a lap time of 8 minutes and 14 seconds.
To prove that the Range Rover Sport SVR is Land Rover's fastest and the most dynamically focused SUV ever built, the company has released a new video of the super SUV attacking the Silverstone track under very wet conditions.
[Head to Youtube if you can't watch the video.]
Rivaling other high performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, the Range Rover Sport SVR is the first product to be developed under the recently established Special Operations division that is similar in some functions to BMW's M division and Mercedes-Benz's AMG.
The Range Rover Sport SVR features an aggressive exterior body kit that includes a quad exhaust system and 21-inch wheels to complement its sporty characteristics. Inside, Land Rover hasn't compromised on the luxury standards of a Range Rover in the quest for better performance figures; it will feature two-tone leather sport seats at the front and rear with SVR badging and reflective piping.
Under the hood, the SVR comes with certain performance oriented upgrades over the top-end 510 PS (502.8 bhp) supercharged variant: output of the 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged engine is increased to 550 PS (542.2 bhp) and 680 Nm, and is mated to the same 8-speed ZF gearbox but with revised shifting times. Thanks to the immense power, the Sport SVR can sprint from 0-100 km/h in a sports-car rivaling 4.7-seconds and, with the foot on the floor, reaches a limited track top speed of 259.2km/h.
Armed with new upgrades both outside and under the hood, the Range Rover Sport managed to clinch the record for the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring, securing a lap-time of 8 minutes and 14 seconds.
Don't forget to read our review of the regular Range Rover Sport
The Range Rover Sport SVR will debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach, and will soon arrive at showrooms with a beefy price tag of $110,475 (INR 67.8 lakhs). It remains to be seen whether JLR will launch the performance SUV in India.
Competitors: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Mercedes ML 63 AMG
Launch Date: Today (August 14)