Land Rover has officially released more details on it’s upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR model which will be the fastest and most agile Rover the company has ever built, and is also the first Land Rover derived model that was created by the company’s newly minted Special Operations division to ring in the festivities at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week.
Land Rover is keeping the full technical details of this track ready Land Rover under lock and key until its official debut, however it has let a few details trickle out to appease Land Rover fans and loyalists. For instance, the company revealed that the SVR will produce 550 horsepower and while it did not reveal what engine would be formally powering the SVR, our best guess is that the mystery power-plant is most likely the familiar 5.0 liter supercharged V8 found in the Jaguar XJR performance sedan. This engine produces similar numbers in that model, and would fit the SVR’s purpose as a track ready Land Rover. All of this power is routed to all four wheels through a ZF sourced eight speed automatic gearbox which has received sport derived tuning to enhance responsiveness.
The exterior styling of the SVR shares it’s basic profile with the standard issue Range Rover Sport, but despite the wild camouflage schemes best attempts at throwing off observers, a deeper front bumper with bigger air intakes adds some much needed aggression to the boxy shape, while new side skirts and a revamped rear bumper with quad exhausts further hone it’s ready to play nature. Model exclusive wheels are also part of the package, and while shots of the interior remained elusive, the company’s video footage did appear to reveal that the SVR will boast supportive Recaro bucket seats.
Look for additional details to be unveiled at its Goodwood debut later this week, with the first production spec version possibly making it’s official debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. In the meantime Land Rover has released footage of the SVR in action at the Nurburgring which can be seen below.