The Range Rover Sport SVR wasn’t exactly crying out for more power, but thanks to the latest raft of updates made to the Range Rover Sport, err, Range, that’s exactly what it’s received.
Following on from the XJR 575, the SVR is the latest Jaguar Land Rover product to receive the F-Type R’s 567bhp, 516lb ft 5.0-litre supercharged V8, giving a 25bhp boost relative to the old one. That, along with more carbonfibre going into the vehicle’s construction (check out the angry-looking, vented CF bonnet below) means it now does 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds, two tenths quicker than before.
All Range Rover Sports have been given new LED headlights and a revised grille design, while on the inside you’ll find the twin screen ‘Touch Pro Duo’ infotainment system that debuted in the Velar. It’s a big step up from the previous system, so this is good news.
Also new in the line-up is the ‘P400e’, Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid. Combining JLR’s most powerful 2.0-litre inline-four ‘Ingenium’ turbo engine with an 85kW electric motor, it’s good for a total system output of 398bhp. It can run electric power only for anything up to 31 miles, and the official combined economy figure is 101mpg, but you’ve little hope of replicating that latter number IRL.
The nipped and tucked Range Rover Sports are available to order now, with the line-up starting at £61,315 for the 2.0-litre ‘SD4’ diesel, rising to £99,680 for the SVR. The P400e hybrid versions sit in the middle, with a price range from £70,800 up to £84,400 for the ‘Autobiography Dynamic’ edition.