Power hike for new Range Rovers
The most powerful Range Rover to date will be on the market by the end of the year.
The SV Autobiography Dynamic has a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 550 horsepower on tap – and a price tag starting at £132,800.
Created by Land Rover’s new Special Vehicle Operations division, the potent Range Rover shares its engine with the Range Rover Sport SVR and has a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 5.1 seconds.
With a revised suspension set up to handle the added power the car sits half-an-inch lower than the standard model.
It is also fitted with electronic Dynamic Response and Adaptive Dynamics systems to improve body control – and is the first Range Rover to feature red brake Brembo calipers.
High performance styling features include a quad exhaust system and the car is available with a choice of 21 or 22-inch alloys.
Land Rover is also introducing a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine into the new Range Rover line up. Developing 340ps it gives the vehicle a 0 to 60 time of 7.1 seconds with emissions of 248g/km equating to 24.6mpg.
Other revisions for the new Range Rover series include additional driver safety features such as autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning as standard.
The new line up is priced from £76,350 for the TDV6 diesel – an increase of around £500 over the current model.
TheRange Rover is the world’s most successful luxury SUV with over a million sales worldwide.
Special the 550bhp Range Rover SV Autobiography