By Otsile Kadiege
The new Range Rover Sport SV is the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover Sport ever, blending supreme performance and dynamism with Range Rover capability, refinement and reductive design. Its array of performance-enhancing technologies includes the most advanced suspension system in its class and a sensory audio system with wellness benefits.
High-performance-honed exterior design
The new Range Rover Sport SV sets itself apart form the regular Range Rover Sport range with an exclusive airflow-enhanced front-end, reprofiled lower body sides and functional carbon fibre-tipped quad tailpipes for the active exhaust system as focal points of the rear aspect. Carbon fibre detailing on the Range Rover script, front bumper blades, grille surround, bonnet vents and side vents can be supplemented with an exposed finish for the centre section of the carbon fibre bonnet.
Inside the cockpit-like cabin, exclusive satin carbon fibre-backed SV Performance Seats feature integrated headrests, more sculpted bolsters and illuminated SV logos on their backrests. A new Ultrafabrics PU interior is available, with lightweight, seamless, ‘3D Knit to form’ textile. World-first translucent edge-lit gear shift paddles nestle behind a steering wheel with more pronounced thumb grips, while black ceramic for the console gear shifter gives a cool-to-touch feel.
It also get the latest PiVi Pro infotainment technology and a smart Body and Soul Seat (BASS) The latter provides a multi-dimensional audio experience with wellness benefits which allows front seat occupants to feel the sound. This is the first production vehicle to incorporate a tactile audio system from industry leader SUBPAC – technology used by the world’s top recording artists and composers.
The new Range Rover Sport SV is powered exclusively by a new 467kW (635PS)/750Nm 4.4-litre Twin-Turbo MHEV V8 petrol engine – 44kW (60PS) and 50Nm more than the previous generation Range Rover Sport SVR’s Supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Land Rover claims it’s capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in as little as 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 290 km/h (180mph).
This outstanding performance is enabled by a combination of features that deliver a weight saving of up to 76kg, including the world’s first 23-inch Carbon Fibre Wheel option on a production car, Carbon Ceramic Brakes (option available for the first time on a Range Rover), and standard-fit aerodynamic enhancements including a carbon fibre bonnet.
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