When the SUV was born, it wasn’t exactly the safest vehicle on the road. They were all originally designed to be off-road vehicles, yet we all decided it was a good idea to use them as family haulers and highway queens. The problem was that they were top heavy, and suspension technology at the time was far from sufficient to allow quick cornering or abrupt maneuvers without disaster following immediately after.

That is all in the past now, and SUVs are getting better. One prime example is the 2015 Range Rover SVR. It completes a 0 - 60 mph run in just 4.3-seconds, and it can maneuver like some of the best sports cars out there. In the newest episode of Ignition, Jason Cammisa pits the SVR and its 550 horsepower up against Randy Pobst in the 240-horsepower 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C sports car. The 4C, by the way, is made of carbon fiber and has a mid-engine configuration. It hits 60 mph in 4.5-seconds and has a top speed of 160 mph. The way the SVR manages to keep up around each curve is astonishing. On the Nurburgring, the 4C beats out the SVR by about 10 seconds, but what about at Willow Springs? Seeing the two run together really puts things into perspective. Watch the video to see for yourself.

2015 Range Rover Sport SVR

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR High Resolution Exterior
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Robert Moore
Editor-in-Chief and Automotive Expert - robert@topsped.com
Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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