In fact, with a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time of eight minutes and 14 seconds, the SVR is in very good company even outside of the SUV market.
As a symbol of the modern motoring world’s performance capabilities, the SVR also boasts a faster lap time than Honda’s NSX (8:16, set way back in 1990) and the legendary R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R (8:22).
Importantly, the SVR’s new ‘ring time also represents a massive leap beyond its not-too-distant predecessor, the 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged, which recorded a comparatively pedestrian 8:55 in 2009.
“The Nürburgring is a benchmark for vehicle development and testing, and cars become stronger, more durable and faster over its 13 miles and 70-plus corners,” Range Rover’s Mike Cross said.
“We wanted to see whether an SUV could behave like a performance car in this challenging environment. The results are spectacular and the Range Rover Sport SVR has demonstrated outstanding on-road performance capabilities.”
Power in the Range Rover Sport SVR is provided by Jaguar Land Rover’s 404kW 5.0 litre supercharged V8 - the same unit that powers the new F-TYPE Coupe R.
Catch more details on the RR Sport SVR at the links below.
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