New Range Rover sprints 0-100 kmh in 4.7secs

Posted by AndiC on 12 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Land Rover claims its new Range Rover Sport SVR can do 0-100 kmh in just 4.7 seconds.

Land Rover has released official images and performance times for its most powerful variant yet: the Range Rover Sport SVR.

The first vehicle to wear the brand's Special Vehicle Racing (SVR) badging that will eventually adorn all future Land Rover and Jaguar high performance models, the new Sport variant is capable of accelerating to 100 kmh from rest in 4.7 seconds. According to Land Rover, it is limited to a top speed of 260 kmh.

Powering the luxury behemoth is a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 lashing out 405kW of power and 680Nm of torque – the same outputs found on Jaguar's range-topping RS models. Drive is channelled to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The SVR features an all-aluminium architecture, adaptive dampers, six-piston Brembo brakes, uprated suspension and firmer bushings to improve driving dynamics.

Marquee items include an electronically-controlled two-stage active exhaust which emits a louder soundtrack at higher revs without affecting refinement during steady-state driving, and torque vectoring technology that balances the distribution of engine torque between the four wheels during cornering for improved grip and steering. Another function dubbed the Active-Roll Control system further enhances cornering by using a hydraulic pump on the front and rear axles to limit body roll.

Land Rover says it is the combination of these elements that helped the SVR achieve an 8 minute 14 second lap of Germany's legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack during recent in-house testing.   

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