SV is most powerful Range Rover Sport yet
As we all know, there's already an all-new Range Rover Sport launched in the country back in February. Well now, Land Rover has revealed the hotter performance version to the world.
Say hello to the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV. Yes, no more SVR, but despite losing one letter in its name, the all-new model packs a lot more power and fancier surprises both inside and out.
For starters, the high-performance SUV no longer has the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 developed by Jaguar Land Rover. Instead, the Range Rover Sport SV gets a smaller 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with mild hybrid technology from BMW. The SV's new powerplant now makes 635 PS and 800 Nm of torque when using the Dynamic Launch Mode. But most of the time, it produces 750 Nm of torque.
These changes give the SV some 60 PS and 50 Nm more than the previous SVR. Despite weighing a hefty 2,560 kg, the Range Rover Sport SV can sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds. Put your foot down all the way and the high-performance SUV can reach a top speed of 290 km/h.
Looks-wise, it follows the all-new Range Rover Sport's more subtle styling. The hood has been reprofiled and has a carbon-fiber material option. JLR also extended the bumpers to improve cooling and airflow.
On the side, you'll notice the world's first 23-inch wheels made of carbon fiber. It's a feature that customers can get as an option, removing some 36 kg of unsprung weight. If that's not enough diet, then get the SV with optional Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, which remove a further 34 kg compared to the standard steel brakes.
Meanwhile, the rear end features carbon quad exhaust finishers to set it apart from the standard Range Rover Sport models.
Inside, the Range Rover Sport SV has a unique party trick – built-in transducers on the front seats. JLR says they are made for the front occupants to “feel” the music from the 29-speaker, 1430-watt Meridian sound system. They call it the Body and Soul Seats (BASS) and comes with six specially developed tracks (Poise, Soothe, Serene, Cool, Tonic, Glow) to give you a satisfying time inside the SV.
JLR also said the SV has been optimized for better agility and control with its re-engineered suspension. There's also a new subframe and suspension links, while the 6D Dynamics air suspension controls the roll, pitch, and dive to keep the heavy SUV's body movement in check.
For the first year of production, Land Rover says the Range Rover Sport SV will be sold strictly to select clients and will come as the Edition One version – the one that has all the weight-saving options included.