2020 Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 V8 SuperCharged in SVO Velocity Blue | Carbon Painted Bonnet
Let’s be honest straight from the off. This is not a car for those who want to shout about their eco-credentials, or fly under the radar. As the very first model to come out of Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations department, the in-house skunkworks team tasked with making the firm’s most maniacal creations, it is certainly far from ‘green’ or subtle.
Weighing in at a not-so-svelte two tonnes, but powered by a hulking 575bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8, what the SVR lacks in economy, it more than makes up for as the very pinnacle of bombastic and ballistic luxury transportation.
This sledgehammer hit of power provides enough poke to launch the SVR from a standstill to 60mph in just 4.3 seconds and on to a 176mph top speed. But even with supercar rivalling speed, the muscular Range Rover Sport still retains the superlative road manners and ride quality that you’d expect from the class-leading luxury SUV brand, just with extra bite to the dynamics courtesy of SVO’s handling team’s fine tuning.
This impeccably-presented example, comes drenched in a sophisticated blemish-free coat of SVO Premium Palette Velocity Blue Ultra Metallic paint, a £4,600 option enhanced to a jewel-like finish by an additional 40 hours of meticulous preparation from our in-house professional detailers including multi-stage paint correction. This exquisite pigment also extends to the optional carbon-fibre bonnet, while the roof, grilles and upgraded 22in split-spoke alloy wheels are coated in contrasting gloss black.
Inside the cabin the cool and classy theme continues with opulent ebony and cirrus Windsor leather SVR bucket seats, sumptuous black suede headlining and a panoramic glass sunroof. Additional interior tech includes an audiophile quality Meridian Signature surround sound system and a refrigerated compartment in the centre console.
In total, this magnificent 2020-model with only 13,100 miles on the clock, full Land Rover main dealer service history has over £21,000 worth of desirable factory upgrades on top of its stellar SVR specification, making it arguably one of the finest examples of the breed and a must-buy for even the most extroverted of enthusiasts wanting the ultimate statement for the street.
Published: 13th November 2023