The Range Rover Velar goes on sale this summer, but a fresh crop of spy photos reveals that the brand apparently has a hotter SVR tune of the stylish crossover already under development at the Nürburgring. The top trim of the stock model is good for 380 horsepower from its supercharged 3.0-litre V6; expect this version to be considerably more potent.

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These spy photos reveal that this upcoming range-topping Velar has a more aggressive front end that includes a mesh grille at its lowest part. The engineers don’t do a particularly good job of hiding the intakes on the corners. 

Land Rover Range Rover Velar Spy Pics

At the rear, the roof spoiler appears just a little larger than on the current Velar. The designers also fit a more prominent diffuser but attempt to hide it with mesh on this vehicle. The circular tailpipes are a new addition, too.

According to our spies, it sounded like this Velar might have had Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 under the bonnet. The automaker offers this powerplant in an array of tunes. Model differentiation within the lineup makes the 550-hp version from the Range Rover Sport SVR seem unlikely, but the 510-hp version would still be a serious upgrade for the Velar.

Land Rover Range Rover Velar Spy Pics

There’s no indication when Land Rover might reveal its new SVR-tuned crossover. However, expect the carmaker to give the standard version some time on the market before the company starts adding more variants to the lineup.

Currently, a fully loaded Velar First Edition in the UK goes from £83,350, and the base model starts at £44,830. In addition to the supercharged V6, customers can order a petrol-powered turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 250-hp, or either a 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 180-hp or 240-hp, or a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel with 300-hp.

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