Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate makes public debut

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Land Rover’s 404kW supercharged V8 luxury SUV makes it first public debut.

Land Rover has introduced a new ‘Ultimate edition’ of its fastest and most powerful model on sale: the Range Rover Sport SVR.

Available in strictly limited numbers and priced from $295,470 before on-road costs in Australia, deliveries are expected in January 2022.

Shown for the first time at Salon Privé, the new arrival features a raft of personalisation options developed by the firm’s Special Vehicle Operations division as a means of distancing it from the standard car.

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The Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate features a number of new styling details, including new lettering on the bonnet and boot, new carbonfibre bonnet vents, 22in alloy wheels and brake brake calipers.

Buyers can choose from a range of exclusive colour combinations developed by the SV Bespoke team, including three new paint colours that feature solid glass flakes mixed in. All models gain a black contrasting roof, mirror caps, front grille and other details.

There will also be a range of further personalisation options available. The new special edition retains the Range Rover Sport SVR’s 404kW, 700Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8, so can crack the 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 283km/h.

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This is expected to be among the final additions to the current Range Rover line-up before the arrival of the new-generation car in the coming months.

Just last week, new spy shots gave us our first look at the successor to today’s top-rung Range Rover Sport SVR. Large brakes, a quad-exit exhaust and a prominent rear spoiler continue to mark it out from the standard car, but a subtle styling overhaul will obviously mark out the newer car.

Today’s JLR-developed 5.0-litre V8 is expected to bow out to make way for a BMW-derived 4.4-litre twin-turbo unit, which paves the way for the top-rung Range Rover to match the 459kW and 750Nm outputs of the X5 M Competition, which uses this engine.

James Attwood

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