The British SUV manufacturer Land Rover is known to build some of the most rugged yet luxurious SUVs and adding to an already exhaustive list was 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR, which was unveiled last year. Land Rover describes it as the "most dynamically focused" and high-performance Land Rover ever produced.
The video is shot at the famous Rockingham circuit and JLR Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross, highlights the various dynamic systems of the SUV. One of the main features is the improved Torque Vectoring system that constantly balances the distribution of engine torque during cornering and a recalibrated Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential. The SVR will also get an improved Active-Roll Control system and a reprogrammed Adaptive Dynamics system.
According to Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director John Edwards, "The Range Rover Sport SVR is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle's outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design. It's exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set."
On the exterior, the next generation SVR can be distinguished by a refreshed front fascia. The new front bumper gets much larger air intakes, revised grille, and distinctive front fender vents. On the side profile, one can see much muscular side skirts and 21-inch alloy wheels with Continental Cross Contact all-season tires. At the rear end, a larger rear spoiler and a new rear bumper with a gloss black diffuser that is flanked by a four-tailpipe exhaust system is visible.
Under the hood, the SUV is powered by a supercharged 5.0 litre V8 engine that develops 550 bhp and 680 Nm of torque. The power is sent to all the four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 260 kmph.