2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Under the Hood
The Range Rover Sport SVR looks the part of a high-performance sport ute, and we’re happy to report it has the power to back those looks. The 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine puts out 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque, making SVR the fastest and most powerful Land Rover to come from the factory — ever. The SVR can reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds; impressive on its own, and more so when you realize this SUV tips the scales beyond the 5,000-pound mark. Top speed is limited to 162 mph — more a limit of tire capability than engine power. Almost as impressive is the sound that emanates from those four rear pipes. Sure the Jaguar F-TYPE R that shares this powerplant, but the Range Rover Sport SVR sounds bigger and meaner.

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