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Roadshow Video Reviews
The 550-horsepower Range Rover Sport SVRLand Rover has built its fastest model ever and it is a brute.
[NOISE] This is the new Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. [NOISE] It's what happens when the guys at Land Rover get tired of watching the Jaguar engineers have all the fun in the [UNKNOWN] ring, and build a sports car of their own. [SOUND] With its five liter super-charged V8 engine, this is the fastest Land Rover ever built. With a top speed of 162 miles per hour and it hits zero to 62 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds. Now, underneath all of that, we've got Land Rover's excellent four-wheel drive system which features a new dynamic setting for on-road handling. Fuel economy is terrible here. You're looking at about 19 miles per gallon at best on the highway, about 15.4 on average. Now what's interesting here is that the right height and suspension appear to be unchanged from other Range Rover Sport Models. You still sit pretty high up off the ground, which sort of diminishes the feeling of speed And invalidates the extra 40 some-odd horsepower. But for the extra money, you're also getting an SVR body kit that looks a lot more aggressive. Absolutely massive Brembo brakes that bring this thing to a stop on a dime. And a revision to its 8V transmission that helps it shift up to 40 [UNKNOWN] faster. [NOISE] Oh yeah, you also get a button that activates the [UNKNOWN] exhaust. Something similar to what we've seen on Jaguars that makes this thing a lot louder. Now the base SVR starts at about $111,000. That's significantly more expensive than about the $80,000 you spend for a Range Rover Super Charged. We got a bunch of options, including, carbon fiber trim, adaptive cruise control, and this $1,800 historical blue paint. That brings us to an as tested price of $118,000. Yes, you would have to absolutely nuts to pay this price tag, but the kind of person interested in this car, is already there.