LAND ROVER Range Rover Sport SVR Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 2015
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
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The horsepower battle evolved in almost all vehicle classes. While it was considered normal for the sports car's territory, it reached an unusual hype amongst the SUV car makers. And Range Rover couldn't resist temptation.

Most of the premium SUV manufacturers started to climb the horsepower battle. BMW X5 M, Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, or Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk are just a few examples of high-power sport-utility vehicles. Range Rover joined the party with the Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged and then it added 25 more horsepower and unleashed the Range Rover Sport SVR.

SVR is the ultimate version tuned by the SVO – Special Vehicle Operations. A special division owned by the Jaguar – Land Rover that built and developed vehicles from both brands for better road-performance. The SVR featured more than just an addition of power. The exterior design was changed with a new aerodynamic package. The SVR version was fitted with a dedicated carbon-fiber hood. A huge grille was installed in the lower part of the front apron to cool the engine. Two side vents were added for the braking system. In the back, a twin dual exhaust was installed to enhance the V8 supercharged sound.

Inside, despite the large size, it featured four individual seats fitted with sport-bucket seats. In an SUV! The dashboard was fitted with new technologies and a big, 12” touchscreen on the center stack. It offered a twin view: one for the driver and another for the side passenger. A head-up display was installed for the driver, showing information from time to time at the eye level.

The SVR version featured a re-tuned 5.0-liter supercharged engine carried over from the Range Rover Sport Supercharged. It offered 575 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. It was mated as standard with a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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Land Rover introduced a different version of the Range Rover Sport in 2015, pushing the boundaries of the big SUV into the sports category with a supercharged engine and re-tuned steering and suspension.

Jaguar-Land Rover's SVR (Special VehicleRanging) unit applied their knowledge to the Range Rover Sport. Thus, the new version was not just lighter than the regular RRS but also more aggressive in every possible way. While at first sight, it was just a regular model with some slightly different exterior package, it was more than that.

The car's front fascia was changed with the addition of a new bumper fitted with a broad trapezoidal-shaped lower grille flanked by air intakes that cooled the massive front brakes. Thus, the drag coefficient was slightly improved, even though it didn't matter too much on the bulky SUV. The profile revealed the 21" light-alloy wheels wrapped in 275/45 tires. On the front fenders, the automaker placed fake black vents, which nevertheless looked cool. Finally, at the back, a quad-exhaust system with round pipes and the SVR badge on the lower side of the tailgate warned fellow drivers that this was not a regular version of the Range Rover Sport.

Inside, Land Rover installed high-bolstered front bucket seats that provided excellent side support during high-speed cornering. Its leather-clad interior boasted a plethora of electronic gadgets, and the turning knob for the gear selector that rose from the center console created a spectacular ambiance.

Despite being a 2.5-ton SUV, the RRS SVR could tackle the curves like a rally car, drifting with all four wheels. That was possible due to the SVR's input in the vehicle. The supercharged 5.0-liter powerplant paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission was tuned for performance and sent its power in all corners.

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