Power hike for new Range Rovers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drive Time Extra -

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

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