Jaguar Land Rover is getting ready to unleash a new high performance version of the Range Rover Sport, with a new video published this week.
It reveals a brief glimpse of the vehicle while also boasting of the fact that it was tested extensively on the world renowned Nurburgring track.
Range Rovers are not typically built for speed, instead catering to impressive off-road performance combined with impressive levels of luxury on the inside. However, the new Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) iteration of the Sport is going to represent a real shift in focus towards genuinely impressive track capabilities.
The powerplant in the upcoming Range Rover Sport has been transplanted from Jaguar’s XJR-S, pumping out 542bhp and allowing this large, heavy vehicle to hit 62mph in just 4.8 seconds.
A top speed of 165 miles per hour is expected from the SVO edition of the Range Rover Sport and it will also look the part thanks to a redesigned front end, bigger alloy wheels and a quartet of exhaust pipes which are exposed for all to see.
Auto Express reports that this vehicle will make its official debut during this month’s GoodwoodFestival of Speed, which is the ideal place for Jaguar Land Rover to prove that it really has created the fastest ever Range Rover.
The SVO Sport will not come cheap, with an anticipated price tag of £100,000 likely to be seen nationwide, making it a fairly exclusive vehicle even amongst its already costly peers.
Of course drivers looking at the used cars Maidstone has to offer will be able to find older generations of the Range Rover Sport for sale at a much more reasonable price.
It will be interesting to see whether the SVO Sport maintains the honour of being the fastest ever Range Rover for long, or whether a successor will quickly take this crown from it.