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Range Rover Sport SVR laps the Nordschleife in 8min 14s

31 Jul 2014 / 0

Land Rover’s upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR, claimed to be the fastest and most powerful car ever from the manufacturer, has lapped the ‘Green Hell’ in eight minutes and 14 seconds. The SVR’s lap time is just a second off the legendary BMW E60 M5. This makes it the fastest production SUV to have gone around the Nurburgring.

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Power to the Range Rover Sport SVR is delivered via a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine which makes 550PS of power, 40PS over the regular Sport. Land Rover showcased this SUV at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. JLR have been honing the SVR’s handling characteristics on the Nurburgring for quite some time. The company’s newly developed Special Operations team has been working on making this Range Rover the sportiest one ever built. That said, the key strength of any Range Rover is its off-road capability and the SVR promises not to compromise on this aspect with an 850mm wading depth and twin-speed transfer case with high and low ratios.

 

The new Range Rover Sport SVR will hit showrooms next year.

Range Rover sport laps Nurburgring press release

Range Rover Sport SVR: Fastest and most powerful production Land Rover ever laps legendary Nordschleife circuit in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds.
Achieved without compromising the vehicle’s class-leading all terrain capabilities or high levels of comfort.
To see the Range Rover Sport SVR in action on the Nürburgring CLICK HERE
Whitley, UK, 30 July 2014 – The Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring. The impressive feat was carried out by a Land Rover driver testing a standard production example of the potent new performance flagship.

The new SVR, which made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June returned to the Nürburgring this month to continue an exhaustive testing schedule. The Range Rover Sport SVR is powered by an uprated version of Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 550PS – a 40PS increase over the existing V8 Supercharged derivative.

The handling characteristics of the SVR have been honed on the demanding Nürburgring Nordschleife because the undulating circuit’s challenging layout represents the ultimate test for high performance vehicles.

Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, said: “The Nürburgring is a benchmark for vehicle development and testing, and cars become stronger, more durable and faster over its 13 miles and 70-plus corners. We wanted to see whether an SUV could behave like a performance car in this challenging environment. The results are spectacular and the Range Rover Sport SVR has demonstrated outstanding on-road performance capabilities.”

Development of the Range Rover Sport SVR has been carried out by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team, with the aim of producing the most performance-focused Range Rover Sport ever. This has been achieved without compromising the vehicle’s class-leading all terrain capabilities or high levels of comfort. The Range Rover Sport SVR features a twin-speed transfer case to provide a choice of high and low gear ratios and the same 850mm wading depth as other models in the Range Rover Sport line-up.

The Range Rover Sport SVR will arrive in Land Rover showrooms in 2015.

 



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