Filmed on a closed course with a professional driver at the wheel, the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR in the videoclip attached below shows off the model’s dynamic capabilities without the aid of any advanced electronic driving aids. In basic English, the traction control and stability control were turned off.
Range Rover is adamant that the electronic nannies were deactivated during development for one simple reason: to ensure the fundamentals of the chassis are tuned just so. Wonder what’s under the bonnet of this Chelsea tractor? You’ve guessed it - a 5-liter V8 supercharged to produce lots of ponies.
With 550 PS and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque on tap, the Range Rover Sport SVR is able to sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mind-boggling 4.5 seconds. But going straight isn’t as exciting as giving it the Scandinavian flick, which is why you should press play and watch the videoclip below.