If you thought the 510-horsepower supercharged V8 Range Rover Sport was as, uhhh, sporty as a Land Rover could get, you’d be wrong.
Land Rover will unveil a high-performance version of the Sport at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s called the SVR, and it promises to be one of the most awesome displays of British power since the fall of the Empire.
The SVR will be built by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, which will handle all of the company’s limited-production models from now on, and is set to go up against the likes of the BMW X5 M, Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, and Porsche Cayenne.
To do that, it will use the 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 previously seen in various JLR performance models, including the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R and the F-Type-based Project 7, which will also debut in production form at Goodwood.
An eight-speed automatic transmission will likely accompany the V8, along with upgraded suspension and brakes to make the SVR handle like something other than a massive SUV. Expect some sporty accents and grippier bucket seats for the interior as well.
Full details on the SVR will be available when the SVR makes its run up the hill at Goodwood later this week. In the meantime, check out the video below and follow our 2014 Goodwood coverage for more updates.
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