New Range Rover Sport SV is the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover Sport ever, blending supreme performance and dynamism with peerless Range Rover capability, refinement and reductive design. Its array of performance-enhancing technologies includes an advanced suspension system and a sensory audio system.
The modern luxury performance champion takes its place at the pinnacle of a refreshed Range Rover Sport line-up, driving sporting attitude, dynamic ability and assertive presence to the next level.
Inherent to the high-performance credentials of New Range Rover Sport SV, an exclusive airflow-enhanced design delivers a more assertive and grounded aesthetic, with functional lightweight and technical material choices throughout reinforcing its high-performance capabilities.
Powered exclusively by a new 626hp, 553 lb-ft2 4.4-litre Twin-Turbo MHEV V8 gas engine – 51hp and 38 lb-ft more than the previous generation Range Rover Sport SVR’s Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 – New Range Rover Sport SV is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in as little as 3.6 seconds,7 and a top speed of 180mph7.
This outstanding performance is enabled by a combination of features that deliver a considerable weight saving including the 23-inch carbon fiber wheel option, available at purchase Carbon Ceramic Brakes (options available for the first time on a Range Rover vehicle), and standard-fit aerodynamic enhancements including a carbon fiber hood.
Exemplifying Range Rover’s modern luxury philosophy, New Range Rover Sport SV is initially being reserved for select clients globally, with the invitation-only SV EDITION ONE specification representing a curation of the best feature combinations, colors and finishes. Each Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE is enhanced with exclusive branding on the front splitter, center console, treadplates and puddle lamps. Every Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE is already allocated to a Range Rover client.
Geraldine Ingham, Managing Director, Range Rover, said: “New Range Rover Sport SV exemplifies Range Rover’s philosophy, not just as a bold evolution beyond its Range Rover Sport SVR predecessor, but also in the personalised approach we are taking with our most discerning clients.”
New Range Rover Sport SV’s 6D Dynamics suspension system is highly sophisticated with an innovative combination of hydraulic interlinked dampers, height-adjustable air springs and pitch control. This revolutionary semi-active system8, which removes the need for conventional rollover protection system, is designed to reduce pitch and roll to help maintain a near-level body stance during cornering and acceleration, while also reducing weight, increasing grip, and benefiting comfort and refinement.
Riding between 10mm and 25mm lower than other Range Rover Sport models, depending on the drive mode selected, New Range Rover Sport SV’s 6D Dynamics suspension works seamlessly with the suite of advanced chassis and suspension systems. Unique SV-tuned settings are applied to the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Steering, Torque Vectoring by Braking, Configurable Dynamics and Active Locking Rear Differential to deliver a more focused driving experience – especially in the all-new driver-selectable SV Mode8.
Nick Collins, Executive Director, Vehicle Programmes, JLR, said: “New Range Rover Sport SV delivers an optimum blend of supreme performance, unrivalled desirability, capability and refinement. It’s a visceral addition to the Range Rover Sport line-up that powerfully demonstrates the world-class expertise of our high-performance specialists.”
New Range Rover Sport SV also features specially developed chassis components including a new rear subframe and new suspension links with revised geometry and compliance. A new electronically power-assisted steering rack has the fastest ratio of any Range Rover to date, for enhanced agility and feel.
For the first time on a Range Rover, 305-section rear tires are fitted, which are 20mm wider than the 285-section front tires. This arrangement, with standard-fit Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 tires, enables a rear-biased dynamic setup designed to enhance grip, stability and traction. Increased rear roll stiffness also helps deliver immediate steering responses.
Demonstrating the combined benefits of these technologies, New Range Rover Sport SV is capable of generating lateral acceleration in excess of 1.1G on all-season tires. That represents a 22 percent increase on the previous generation Range Rover Sport SVR on summer.
Enhancing its on-road dynamic capability, every New Range Rover Sport SV benefits from a specially developed high-performance braking system, with clients able to choose between standard mixed-metal Dual-Cast and optional Carbon Ceramic braking technologies8.
Carbon Ceramic Brakes (CCB), available for the first time on a Range Rover, deliver ultimate braking performance with improved resistance to high temperatures, a longer lifespan and 75 lbs total un-sprung weight reduction versus the uprated dual-cast iron brake discs fitted as standard to New Range Rover Sport SV. This reduction in mass at each corner of the car results in even more responsive handling, faster acceleration and improved ride quality8.
Whichever braking technology is specified, the unique eight-piston Brembo Octyma front calipers are the largest ever fitted to a Range Rover. Developed exclusively for New Range Rover Sport SV and sculpted to complement Range Rover Sport SV’s reductive design, the calipers incorporate a unique cross-shape piston arrangement to maximize braking efficiency. Exclusive customizable caliper colors include Yellow, Red, Carbon Bronze and Black.
To further reduce mass, New Range Rover Sport SV clients can choose the optional ultra-lightweight 23-inch carbon fiber wheels. Available as an option, these innovative split five-spoke wheels save almost 20lbs per corner – a total of 78lbs – compared with conventional 23-inch cast-alloy wheels, resulting in improvements to outright performance, handling and ride quality. While incredibly light, they are engineered and tested to the toughest durability and robustness standards – the same as Range Rover’s cast or forged alloy wheels.
Maximizing the benefit of New Range Rover Sport SV’s uprated dynamic hardware, drivers can intensify the car’s sporting attitude by pressing the new SV Mode button on the steering wheel. A step beyond Range Rover Sport’s existing Dynamic mode, SV Mode optimizes the steering, eight-speed automatic gearbox, throttle response, exhaust note and 6D Dynamics suspension system – including lowering the ride height by an additional 15mm – to deliver the most dynamic and visceral experience possible. SV Mode also allows the track-oriented TracDSC stability control program to be activated, for drivers to more freely explore New Range Rover Sport SV’s dynamic balance8.
New Range Rover Sport SV’s high-performance-honed exterior design includes an exclusive airflow-enhanced front-end, reprofiled lower body sides and functional carbon fiber-tipped quad tailpipes for the active exhaust system as focal points of the rear aspect. Carbon fiber detailing on the Range Rover script, front bumper blades, grille surround, hood vents and side vents can be supplemented with an exposed finish for the center section of the carbon fiber hood3.
Prof. Gerry McGovern OBE, Chief Creative Officer, JLR, said: “New Range Rover Sport SV’s clean and reductive design amplifies its dramatic proportions and sporting personality.”
Inside the cockpit-like cabin, exclusive satin carbon fiber-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. 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.
Raising that sense of connection even higher, New Range Rover Sport SV introduces Body and Soul Seat (BASS), a multi-dimensional audio experience which allows front seat occupants to feel the sound. This vehicle incorporates a tactile audio system from industry leader SUBPAC, creators of technology used by some of the world’s top recording artists and composers.
Incorporating SUBPAC’s AI optimizing software, and transducers aligned to front seat occupants’ backs, Body and Soul Seat analyses media in real-time, generating high fidelity audio vibrations to create the most engaging and immersive in-car audio. This system works in combination with the 29-speaker, 1430 W, Meridian Signature Sound System
Designed in collaboration with Coventry University’s National Transport Design Centre and the School of Media and Performing Arts, six specially developed tracks include Relax, Calm, Balance, Focus, Energize and Wake Up.
SV introduction leads enhancements to Range Rover Sport line-up
In addition to the introduction of New Range Rover Sport SV, the line-up has received a suite of updates, including a new plug-in electric hybrid with extended EV range5, and the integration of the latest generation Pivi Pro4 infotainment technology.
Performance is enhanced with an updated plug-in electric hybrid powertrain, with the new P550e – replacing the P440e – offering EV range of up to 51 miles for swifter journeys5.
The new P550e electric hybrid with its new transmission set-up joins the Range Rover Sport’s extensive powertrain line-up. When combined with the 3.0-litre six-cylinder Ingenium gas engine, the electric hybrid produces 542hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
The enhanced electric motor and transmission make the electric hybrid more responsive than ever, utilizing both power sources, the P550e can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds)7.
Range Rover Sport’s beautifully crafted and reductive interior has also been enriched with intuitive new technologies. Combining effortless connectivity and the latest touchscreen, the Pivi Pro4 infotainment provides intuitive control of vehicle functions through the elegant 13.1-inch floating glass display.
New sidebars with easy-to-use sliders for the volume and climate control provide immediate and precise operation for key functions directly, whatever menu screen is displayed, and approximately 80 per cent of tasks can be performed within two taps of the home screen. Haptic feedback provides an added level of tactility and communication with the user.
Integrated Amazon Alexa voice AI6 and Land Rover voice control systems help drivers to keep their eyes on the road while making changes to the cabin environment9. Advanced Software Over The Air capability keeps Range Rover Sport up to date with the latest software.
New Country Road Assist technology features for the first time on Range Rover Sport to enhance passenger comfort when using Adaptive Cruise Control. The intelligent system uses navigation data to automatically adjust the target speed, taking into account bends in the road and changes to the speed limit, accelerating or decelerating the vehicle accordingly8.
The enhanced Range Rover Sport line-up is available now priced from $83,600 in the US1. Configure yours here https://www.landroverusa.com