Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate revealed, gets bespoke SVO treatment
OVERVIEW - Land Rover has introduced a new ‘Ultimate Edition’ of the top-rung Range Rover Sport SVR, which is the fastest and most powerful Range Rover model on sale. The new arrival sets itself apart from the standard SUV, with a raft of personalisation options developed by the firm's Special Vehicle Operations division.
The Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate features a number of new styling details, including new lettering on the bonnet and boot, new carbon fibre bonnet vents, 22-inch alloy wheels and red brake calipers.
Buyers can choose from a range of exclusive colour combinations developed by the SV Bespoke team, including three new paint options that feature solid glass flakes mixed in. All models gain a black contrasting roof, mirror caps, front grille and other details.
There will also be a range of further personalisation options available to make it even more exclusive. The Ultimate Edition is now available for configuration on the brand's website, although Land Rover has not announced a production cap for the special edition model.
The new special edition retains the Range Rover Sport SVR’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. This engine produces 542hp and 700Nm of peak torque and comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The SUV can crack the 0-100kph sprint in just 4.5sec and reach a top speed of 280kph.
This is expected to be among the final additions to the current Range Rover line-up before the arrival of the next-generation model in the coming months.
Today's JLR-developed 5.0-litre V8 is expected to bow out to make way for a BMW-derived 4.4-litre twin-turbo unit. It paves the way for the top-rung Range Rover to match the 624.5hp and 748.4Nm outputs of the X5 M Competition, which uses this engine.
About the Brand
Land Rover is a British brand of predominantly four-wheel drive, off-road capable vehicles, owned by multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, since 2008 a subsidiary of India's Tata Motors. JLR currently builds Land Rovers in Brazil, China, India, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. The Land Rover name was created in 1948 by the Rover Company for a utilitarian 4WD off-roader; yet today Land Rover vehicles comprise solely upmarket and luxury sport utility cars.