Will a 575-hp V8 help the Land Rover Range Rover Sport beat the Porsche Cayenne Turbo?

2017 land rover range sport svr rumors specs 2016 014
Jaguar’s SVR division introduced a more extreme F-Type with 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque under the hood during the Geneva Auto Show. British media outlets are reporting that sister company Land Rover wants its own version of the supercharged V8 mill to create an even more powerful Range Rover Sport SVR.

Stuffing the F-Type SVR’s 5.0-liter V8 into the Range Rover Sport is easier than it sounds, because the current SVR (pictured) already uses a de-tuned version of the engine whose output checks in at 550 ponies and 502 lb-ft. of twist. The extra power and torque will allow the Range Rover Sport SVR to hit 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, though its top speed will likely remain electronically pegged at 162 mph for obvious safety reasons.

All models will come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission controlled by shift paddles and all-wheel drive. Although it’s being primarily designed for high-performance driving, the 5,100-pound Range Rover Sport SVR will ship with an updated version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response technology, and with an air suspension that can be configured to provide a generous 9.3 inches of ground clearance when the going gets tough.

The mechanical modifications will be accompanied by a minor facelift that’s expected to bring a new front bumper with marginally bigger air intakes used to channel air to a pair of intercoolers, and specific alloy wheels. Lesser Range Rover Sports will also receive mechanical and small visual modifications.

As is typically the case, Land Rover has refused to comment on the rumor. British magazine Autocar speculates that we’ll see the 575-horsepower Range Rover Sport early next year, meaning it will likely be presented at a major auto show late this year and arrive in showrooms as a 2017 model. If the rumors are accurate, the most powerful street-legal Land Rover ever built will compete in the same arena as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

Cars

Don’t let the SUV bodies fool you, BMW’s X3 M and X4 M are bona fide M cars

BMW is launching the first M versions of its X3 and X4. The 2020 X3 M and X4 M Competition pack a new 503-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six and BMW’s usual array of performance tech.
Deals

Eliminate excess moisture this summer with these dehumidifier deals from Walmart

Moisture isn't just an ugly word, it's unhealthy in excess, especially in your home. Dehumidifiers are an excellent way to expel excess moisture, and now at Walmart, you can score discounts on five different models of all sizes and prices.
Cars

Flat-six makes a brief but triumphant return in Porsche’s hot-rodded 718 duo

Porsche unveiled a pair of 718-based sports cars that brazenly buck the industry's downsizing trend. The 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder ditch the turbocharged flat-four in favor of a naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter flat-six rated at 414…
Emerging Tech

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will pave the way for manned missions to Mars

Survival on Mars is a massive challenge for humanity. To cope with the highly variable temperatures, lack of oxygen and water, and high levels of radiation, the Mars 2020 rover will carry instruments to pave the way for human exploration.
Cars

Kia draws inspiration from Greek mythology to create a crossover for millennials

Kia will expand its global portfolio of crossovers and SUVs when it unveils a model named Seltos on June 20, 2019. Developed for milennials, the Seltos is a small, high-tech model named after the son of Hercules.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Plant-based shoes and a ukulele learning aid

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Cars

Intel hates that your car is dumber than your phone. Here’s how they’ll fix it

Motorists are often underwhelmed and/or frustrated with their car's native infotainment system, so millions of them rely on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Intel is helping Google and Volvo change that by bringing phone-like tech to the…
Cars

After years of Le Mans misfortune, Toyota becomes impossible to beat

Toyota scored a one-two finish at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, its second win a row at the legendary French race. Toyota is the first Japanese automaker to win Le Mans twice, but its wins came without any real competition.
Cars

Uber drivers reportedly triggering higher fares through Surge Club

Uber drivers are reportedly participating in a so-called Surge Club to artificially trigger higher fares. Many drivers said that they do not want to join the shady practice, but they are forced to do so due to pay cuts.
Cars

Fisker wants to make sure Tesla’s Model Y isn’t in a class of one when it lands

Fisker Inc. plans to launch an electric SUV with a base price of under $40,000, and a range of around 300 miles in 2021. The unnamed vehicle could compete with the Tesla Model Y, if it ever gets into production.
Cars

Could a high-performance Nissan Leaf steal the mighty GT-R’s lunch money?

Nissan developed the electric Leaf with range and practicality in mind, but the hatchback could lend its hardware to a high-performance flagship. One of Nissan's chief executives announced a four-motor, 850-hp model could arrive during the…
Cars

Forget turrets. Hummer could fight its next war in the electric SUV segment

General Motors is considering resurrecting the Hummer brand it axed in 2010 to make electric off-roaders. The plan hasn't been approved yet, and it risks alienating some die-hard Hummer fans, but it makes sense on several levels.
Cars

This futuristic driverless pod will soon be delivering pizza in Texas

Pizza delivery using driverless pods is about to become a thing. Domino's has partnered with autonomous-tech specialist Nuro to use the futuristic pods for a trial delivery service starting later this year.
Cars

Waymo at last fires up the self-driving smarts of the Jaguar I-Pace

A year after inking a deal with Jaguar to use its I-Pace crossover for its self-driving program, Waymo has started testing the electric vehicle in autonomous mode with a view to adding it to its driverless ridesharing service.