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Mike Stevens | Jul, 30 2014 | 1 Comment

Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations arm says it has run the fastest-ever lap of the Nurburgring in an SUV, secured in the coming Range Rover Sport SVR.

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.

The powerful SUV’s record run makes it faster around the Nordschleife than BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe (8:15 lap in 2011), and the Lexus IS F (8:18 in 2007), among others.

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.

MORE: SVR Name Confirmed, 404kW Super V8 On Board
Range Rover Sport SVR Teased: Video

MORE: Jaguar Land Rover Launches ‘Special Operations’

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