High-Performance Range Rover SVR Spied For The First Time

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This will be the first time the regular Rangie gets the high-performance SVR treatment.

Land Rover has been caught testing multiple prototypes of the new luxury SUV over the last few weeks, as the next-generation Range Rover gets closer to production. Just last week, our spy photographers spotted Land Rover putting a prototype of the new high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR through its paces. Now, it's the regular Range Rover's turn to get the SVR treatment for the first time in its model history. A group of three hot Range Rover SVR prototypes was spotted on the streets of Southern Europe being tested in a convoy with a couple of Jaguar F-Pace SVRs.

Frustratingly, the Range Rover SVR is fully camouflaged, but the high-performance variant stands out thanks to its quad exhaust tailpipes protruding from the rear bumper.

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Compared to the regular Range Rover, the SVR version also has noticeably lower suspension and beefier brakes providing more substantial stopping power.

Since the regular Range Rover focuses on luxury over performance and is larger and heavier than the Sport, we're surprised to see it get the SVR treatment, though we're not complaining. Under the hood, the new Range Rover Sport SVR's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 will reportedly be replaced by a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. The current Range Rover Sport SVR's supercharged V8 produces 575 hp and 516 lb-ft, but the new twin-turbo V8 is expected to generate around 600 hp.

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We expect BMW's V8 powerplant will be detuned in the new regular Range Rover SVR. Curiously, the Jaguar F-Type SVRs being tested alongside the Range Rover SVR were also camouflaged, which could suggest Jaguar is testing a new engine for its flagship SUV.

With the new Range Rover debuting later this year, the hardcore SVR version should arrive a few months later in 2022. Before the next-generation Range Rover SVR arrives, Land Rover is giving the current high-performance SUV a send-off with the Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate edition. The swanky special edition features an abundance of exterior and interior flourishes, including new lavish paint options, 22-inch gloss black wheels, and metal gearshift paddles. These upgrades bump up the price to $141,600.

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