Range Rover Sport SVR Becomes Fastest Production SUV on the Nürburgring
The Nurburgring has seen another record fall on its hallowed grounds, only this time the record-setter is the Range Rover Sport SVR. Yes, Range Rovers are SUVs, although you probably knew that by now. But the Range Rover Sport SVR is still something else and it proved as much when it lapped the legendary race track in 8 minutes and 14 seconds.
That isn’t just a fast lap time; it’s record-breaking lap time that has earned the Range Rover Sport SVR the distinction of being the fastest production SUV to lap the Nurburgring.
Don’t sleep on the Range Rover Sport SVR’s accomplishment because it’s an incredibly impressive lap time for an SUV that just made its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. It didn’t take long for it to make quite an impression, right? Of course, what else would you expect from an SUV that features a 5.0-liter, supercharged, V-8 engine that pumps out 542 horsepower?
The Range Rover Sport SVR isn’t expected to hit dealerships until next year. But as early as July 2014, the SUV has already established itself as one of the fastest and most powerful SUVs in recent years.
Don’t be surprised if the Range Rover Sport SVR turns into a sales hit when it becomes available next year. With a record-setting lap time on its mantle, there’s no reason to believe otherwise.
Click past the jump for more details on Range Rover Sport SVR’s record at Nurburgring.
Why It Matters
Most SUVs are bought because of their size and practicality. Power and speed are also important, but they’re not as critical to an SUV’s success. However, we still have to give credit where it’s due. The Range Rover Sport SVR is incredibly quick for an SUV of its size, proving once again that Land Rover still has what it takes to make quite an impression on the competition.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most powerful Range Rover ever. That’s no small feat considering the Rover’s reputation for being a harbinger of power and performance.
But the Range Rover Sport SVR stands head and shoulders above its brethren. Its looks doesn’t deviate too far from other Range Rover models. That being said, the Range Rover Sport SVR does come with a modified 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces an incredible 542 horsepower.
Land Rover didn’t say how quick the SUV is, but our estimates point to a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.3 seconds to go with a top speed of 155 mph.