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This is the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, the fastest Land Rover ever.
The SVR is based on the Range Rover Sport Supercharged.
It features a more aggressive exterior style and a round of performance upgrades.
The SVR is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 good for about 542 horsepower.
Torque is stated at 501 pound-feet.
Our example further dresses up its engine bay with a $2,000 SVR carbon fiber engine cover.
Black trim and badges make the SVR look more sinister.
This Estoril metallic paint is a $1,800 upgrade.
The SVR retains the Sport's adaptive air suspension and can be raised or lowered (shown here) to suit the current needs.
21-inch wheels are the standard rolling stock for the SVR.
Land Rover fills those wheels with 15-inch Brembo six-piston brakes. This is one of the most functional performance upgrades.
The SVR features front and side cameras, but the visual quality of their feeds is somewhat lacking.
The SVR will hit 62 mph from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds.
Perhaps my favorite SVR upgrade is the fitting of a ridiculously loud Switchable Active Exhaust system.
The SVR is fast, but only marginally faster than a standard Sport Supercharged model.
We're not really sure it's worth the over-$30,000 premium for this trim level.
Fortunately, the SVR retains all of the functionality of the other Sport models.
The SVR's cabin is, well, a bit tacky in my opinion.
A lower chin spoiler costs the SVR a fraction of a degree of approach and departure angle. Other than that, the SUV retains all of its off-road chops.
The instrument cluster is a simple digital-gauge setup.
The cabin features a two-tone Cirrus and Ebony color scheme.
Carbon fiber veneer adds $650 to the bottom line.
Land Rover has never been known for its great tech, but we still expect better than this from a vehicle with a six-figure price tag.
The eight-speed automatic transmission makes a return appearance with tweaks for faster shifting.
The Terrain Response 2 Auto traction control system is still in place and now features a Dynamic mode for optimized on-road driving.
The button for the Active Exhaust can be seen here. Make sure that it is always lit.
Sport buckets mimic those you'd find in a race car, but don't add much actual bolstering.
SVR logos are embossed in the leather.
I find the two-tone seats to be a bit of an eyesore. I like my $111,000 SUVs to be less boy-racer.
With its sophisticated four-wheel drive system, the SVR is just a tire swap away from going from track to trail.
Navigation is low-res and laggy. We're not a fan of this system.
The cameras around the vehicle are useful, but the video quality leaves much to be desired.
Push-button start and smart keyless entry are standard.
From the dashboard, passengers can monitor the performance of the all-wheel drive system. The driver should be watching the road.
Steering-wheel controls are chunky and easy to activate.
The optional Meridian audio system is the gem of the Land Rover Sport's cabin electronics suite, but I'd rather listen to that exhaust all day.
The massive two-pane moon roof opens up the cabin, letting in lots of light.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a brute, but it's not the best buy for a performance SUV. We'd still give the nod to BMW's X5 M.