No one else Land Rover in the more than 60 year history of the brand is stronger and faster than the Range Rover Sport SVR. 550 PS, 680 Nm and 260 km / h - it shouldn't have been much less than the absolute top in the debut of Special Vehicles Operations, which Jaguar and Land Rover launched a good year ago. This new department is something like the special task force for everything urgent and exclusive and does a lot more than the factory tuners AMG & Co.
Although the range of tasks is extremely wide, the British did not do any less effort with the tuning and took the car thoroughly: That's why they don't just tickle more power from the five-liter eight-cylinder due to the higher boost pressure of the compressor. There is also an eight-speed automatic with 50 percent shorter gearshift times, a noticeably tighter suspension and, above all, a new exhaust with electronically controlled valves, which in sports mode is as powerful as the Jaguar F-Type and almost worth the 25.000 euros surcharge alone is that Land Rover packs again on the V8 for tuning.
But as crisp as the Range Rover Sport also bends around corners, as low as it ducks onto the road and as bravely the electronics fight against gravity and centrifugal force, the British make no compromises even off-road: a little reduced in favor of the starting torque Apart from the trailer load, the SVR performs just as bravely in everyday use and off the road as any other Range Rover Sport.
The Range Rover Sport VSR is the strongest and fastest Land Rover ever, but with its price of 126.400 euros it also stands out clearly from the series brochure. But the tuners do not have to fear for their business. Because, of course, more performance is always possible. As long as you can drive a Porsche Cayenne or BMW X6 significantly faster, the question of a new control chip with a higher speed limit will not dry up. And after the designers have exercised polite restraint inside and out, the retrofitters have enough room for their tastelessness. In Moscow, in Dubai or in Beijing, the SVR would also attract too little attention as a bodybuilder.
Author: Benjamin Bessinger / SP-X