Range Rover Sport SVR and SVAutobiography
Bookings for the Range Rover Sport SVR and SVAutobiography have commenced. Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations has given the Range Rover Sport SVR 25 horses more and the SUV loses 25kg compared to the earlier model. It also gets a carbon fibre bonnet! Under the bonnet is the familiar 5-litre supercharged V8 that makes 567bhp and 700Nm and it is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all four wheels. 100kmph is dispatched in just 4.5 seconds, while the top whack of 278kmph!
Meanwhile, the Range Rover SVAutobiography will be available in petrol and diesel powertrains. The 4.4-litre V8 diesel engine churns out 335bhp and 740Nm, while the petrol is the same 5-litre V8 supercharged V8 that makes 558bhp and 700Nm of torque and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The SUV is available in standard as well as long wheelbase versions.
Here is the text of the official press release from Land Rover:
Land Rover India has begun taking bookings of its luxurious and dynamic Range Rover SVAutobiography and Range Rover Sport SVR. Both these vehicles have received upgrades from the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, thus enhancing their performance and feature quotient.
Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said:
“The SVO’s additions have elevated the performance of Range Rover Sport SVR while enhancing the luxury quotient of the Range Rover SVAutobiography. The brilliance of SVO is reflective in the offerings of both SUVs that reinforce Land Rover’s legacy of excellence in style.”
The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most capable Land Rover SUV. For 2018, the enhancements to the Range Rover Sport SVR include an uprated 5.0 l V8 supercharged powertrain with 423 kW and a 0-100 km/h time of just 4.5 s. In addition, the engineers at SVO focused on controlling pitch under heavy acceleration and braking, and changes to the damping hardware have improved turn-in, mid-corner grip and body control.
Other highlight changes include a carbon fibre bonnet as standard with the option of an exposed one, a revised front bumper for enhanced cooling and braking and new lightweight SVR Performance seats.
Its sibling, the new Range Rover SVAutobiography enables peerless tranquility through elegant craftsmanship and resourceful technology. The Range Rover SVAutobiography is available in Standard Wheelbase (of 2.92 m) Dynamic form with 416 kW. The Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase (of 3.12 m) is offered with 250 kW and 416 kW options and adds sizable value to the gracefully designed exteriors. Standard on the SVAutobiography is rear Executive Class-Comfort seating with a power deployable centre console with premium veneer finishers and a multitude of seating variations including 24-way ‘Hot-Stone’ massage seats in the front. Amidst the car’s exhaustive portfolio of convenient features are Power Close rear doors, a concealed refrigerator, Pixel-Laser LED headlights with Signature DRLs and a Meridian Signature sound system. The SVAutobiography gets body-coloured side vent graphics that are punctuated by Bright Chrome inserts, with Bright Chrome door handle surrounds and tailgate finisher. Unique 53.34 cm (21) and 55.88 cm (22) wheel choices complete the luxury design.
Designed for luxury performance, the SVAutobiography Dynamic has a tuned chassis, steering, exhaust and suspension and sits 8 mm lower than a standard Range Rover. Unique Graphite Atlas accents, distinctive Red Land Rover branded brake calipers and exclusive 53.34 cm (21) wheels add to the performance appeal of the vehicle.
POTENT AND REFINED ENGINES
Engine Power (kW) Torque (Nm)
4.4 l SDV8 250 740
5.0 l V8 S/Charged 416 700
5.0 l V8 S/Charged 423 700
More information on the Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography, log on to www.landrover.in