Range Rover Sport SVR powered by supercharged 5.0-litre V8 launched at Rs 2.19 crore
The Range Rover Sport line-up in India has regained its range-topper in the freshly launched 2021 Range Rover Sport SVR, carrying a price tag of Rs 2.19 crore, ex-showroom - in fact, the Range Rover Sport SVR stands as the fastest and most powerful Range Rover ever. With a line-up that otherwise encompasses 2.0-litre petrol and 3.0-litre diesel engines, the 2021 Range Rover Sport SVR brings back the burly 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8 to the range, accompanied by chassis and suspension tuning from Jaguar Land Rover's skunkworks Special Vehicle Operations division - the equivalent of BMW's M Division, for example. Power outputs stand at 575PS and 700Nm torque, put down to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic. The headline performance figure for the 2.3 tonne Sport SVR is an impressive 0-100kmph in 4.5s, with a top speed of 280kmph.
This Range Rover Sport SVR facelift, introduced internationally in 2018, has a 25PS power hike over the Sport SVR that was available in India circa 2016, as well as additional equipment such as the Touch Pro Duo infotainment as seen on other modern Range Rovers.
The 2021 Range Rover Sport SVR packs two-tone upholstery, Windsor leather appointments, SVR Performance sport seats, and a 825W, 19-speaker Meridian audio system to name a few. While there's no getting around the fact that the Range Rover Sport is a large SUV, measuring in at 4,879mm long, 2,073mm wide, and 1,803mm tall, on a 2,923mm long wheelbase, the Sport SVR does manage a coefficient of drag of 0.35.
The Range Rover Sport SVR also carries air vents set in the front bumper to aid brake cooling on the massive 380mm front brake rotors, with 365mm rotors at the rear, a healthy size up on the regular Range Rover Sport's braking hardware. Sat on air suspension, the overall wading capabilities of the Sport SVR are an impressive 850mm. Similarly, its off-road credentials hinted at by its 33.3-degree approach, 31-degree departure, and 27.2-degree break-over angles are furthered along by Land Rover's Terrain Response system.