The Range Rover Sport SV performance flagship has been revealed
On Wednesday, JLR presented the third-generation Range Rover Sport SV. In addition to increasing engine performance and enhancing the car’s sporty design, the variant replaces what was once known as the SVR.
The 4.4-liter V-8 sourced from BMW has replaced the 575-hp 5.0-liter V-8 from the existing SVR. The 4.4-liter engine on the Range Rover Sport SV offers a lot despite being smaller in size. The new hybrid twin-turbo engine is capable of sending the large SUV from zero to sixty mph in 3.6 seconds and holds a max speed of 180 mph thanks to its 626 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque. That’s nuts for a car that weighs 5,644 pounds.
That’s 59 more horses and 35 to 74 more pound-feet of torque when compared to the last-gen SVR, making the new Sport SV the most powerful Range Rover ever built. All four wheels are powered by the new configuration, which is coupled to an eight-speed manual transmission.
For the first time in Range Rover history, carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes are an option, ensuring that the model can decelerate as quickly as it accelerates. Reengineering of the suspension has also improved responsiveness of the SUV.
As far as looks, the front fascia of the Sport SV is striking and features larger air intakes. It has a more streamlined appearance thanks to a smoother side panel and a sculpted carbon-fiber hood. The car also has a set of 23-inch cast alloy wheels which comes standard, and an option for carbon fiber rims. Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 tires are mounted on both sets of wheels.
The Range Rover Sport SV will go on sale as part of the marque’s new lineup for 2024. The SUV will only be offered during its first year of production in the “Edition One” spec, which is “only available for select clients to order by invitation.” Although the price has not yet been disclosed, expect it to cost around $210,000.