Fastest production Land Rover ever to make an appearance at Goodwood
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has traditionally been a platform used by the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Company to launch some of its most exotic Jaguar models, but this time round it’s the turn of Land Rover to show off something special.
That something special comes in the form of the Range Rover Sport SVR, which is being hailed as the fastest production Land Rover ever built, and will be shown at the rolling car show sporting a drivetrain good for an estimated 405 kW.
The power comes from the same supercharged 5,0-litre V8 engine found under the bonnet of Jaguar’s most prized R-S vehicles.
The same power plant, albeit in a detuned state, is also being used by the Range Rover Sport, which is the current Land Rover performance leader. In the normal Sport, the V8 delivers 375 kW and is able to crush a 0-100km/h sprint in an impressive 5,3 seconds.
Land Rover is hoping the additional power will allow the Sport SVR to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4,5 seconds.
Over and above the engine, Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations has also made changes to the software that governs the Sport’s dynamic anti-roll bars and air springs, as well as upgrading its braking abilities.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is expected to go on sale next year, and will be available through Land Rover’s normal dealer network, which almost guarantees a local appearance.