Though the Range Rover Sport SVR isn't due to land in Australia until the second quarter of 2015, the British automaker has decided to release a video of its upcoming super-SUV getting sideways as an early Christmas present to its fans.
Driven by expert driver and JLR chief engineer Mike Cross, the SVR displays plenty of opposite-lock as it skids across the slightly damp surface of the UK's Rockingham circuit, most of the time in gratuitous slow-mo.
What makes it so lively?
Well, having the 404kW/680Nm supercharged 5.0 litre V8 from the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R under its bonnet certainly gives it enough muscle to break traction, though there's also torque vectoring and a performance-oriented stability control mode to help things along.
However for this video, the latter is switched off to demonstrate, as Range Rover puts it, "the inherent balance of the Range Rover Sport SVR without intervention from traction and stability aids". Enjoy.