The next-generation Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR hasn’t debuted yet, but the previous example is still a potent performance powerhouse. A new video from the AutoTopNL channel takes the large SUV to an unrestricted portion of the German Autobahn to see the Land Rover blast down the famous road at triple-digit speeds.
The SVR packs the automaker’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. It produces 575 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque, which routes the power through an eight-speed transmission to all four wheels.
Gallery: 2022 Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition
The SUV tips the scales at around 2,313 kilograms, but the Land Rover has no trouble getting up to speed. It calmly cruises down the motorway, speedometer ticking upward across multiple high-speed runs. It’s quick through the 124-mph mark, but its acceleration slows as it climbs past 155 mph. The Range Rover Sport SVR has a potent engine, but its boxy shape wasn’t designed for all-out speed.
However, the Land Rover does reach 170 mph before decelerating. That’s fast but short of Land Rover’s claimed 176-mph top speed.
We’ve spotted the next-gen Sport SVR, which will receive new styling inside and out, previewed by the new Range Rover that Land Rover launched last year. It’s rumoured to get a new BMW-sourced engine that powers the X5 M. The twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre engine is smaller than the current one, but it could be more powerful, producing around 600 bhp. It’ll be faster, too, capable of hitting 180 mph, and sprinting to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds, 0.5 quicker than the current Sport SVR.
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is fast for being so large and luxurious, but it’s the norm today. The Sport SVR has to compete against potent adversaries like the BMW X5 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The next-generation model will have its work cut out for it.
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