Turns out Range rover’s new high-performance variant is not called ‘RS’ after all. It is called Range Rover Sport SVR, which sounds a lot more professional, and it is headed to Goodwood Festival of Speed where it will make its debut in prototype form.
As the fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover, the Range Rover Sport SVR boasts a 550 PS 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine which it shares with its Jaguar sisters. The engineers have given it a bespoke exhaust system as well to match the awesome power, which it will be showcasing with a series of runs up the famous Goodwood Hill course in the ‘First Glance’ category.
We won’t get to see the Range Rover Sport SVR in its full glory at the Festival, as it will turn up wearing a camouflage. But if you look at it intently you can see that it features an aero kit and that the ride height is significantly lower than the standard car. The SVR certainly won’t have the same off-road capabilities as the normal Sport, which is fair enough. After all, it has been developed at the Nurburgring.
Visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will have a wide range of Land Rover experiences available to them including an off-road passenger ride in current product on the stand. They will also get to see the Discovery Vision Concept among other concepts and production models.