The Range Rover Velar has actually only just broken cover but it appears Land Rover is already preparing a high performance version– the Velar SVR. Pictures thanks to YouTube channel supercarsfromeu show the brand-new model has a similarly aggressive bodykit as other SVR models while the sound from the video suggests the company’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 will power it.
Like the Range Rover Sport SVR, the Velar SVR has actually been provided a stylish transformation. The wheelarches have actually swelled compared to the basic model to accommodate wider tires on its substantial alloy wheels. Its honeycomb front grille and 4 cannon-sized exhausts echo the most effective F-Type and leave no doubt about the car’s performance capacity. Unusually, the SVR test car in the video uses traditional door handles compared with the pop-out versions featured on the routine Velar– it’s unclear if they’re being dumped to save weight or made more simple for the purposes of development.
The interior will get an SVR transformation, too. The normally comfortable seats will most likely be changed by comparable container seats to those fitted to the Range Rover Sport SVR– possibly in a range of colours. There will be lashings of carbon fiber surrounding the cabin to reinforce the stylish image, while infotainment will can be found in the kind of Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro system.
Taking a look at the video footage, the engine sounds like the firm’s existing 5.0-litre supercharged V8. It’s not clear whether the Velar SVR will receive the full-fat 550hp unit included in the Range Rover Sport, however it needs to still have more than 500hp– the same engine will probably be shown the upcoming F-Pace SVR. We anticipate a 0-62mph time of less than 4.5 seconds with leading speed limited to 155mph.
All that extra power will demand a variety of handling upgrades, including upgraded software for the air suspension to keep the body as flat and controlled as possible. The abovementioned alloy wheels are made larger to accommodate updated brakes, while the thinner tire sidewall will cause less body roll, additional improving handling.
We’ll see an SVR variant until a minimum of November 2018, possibly extending into 2019. With the regular Velar costing around ₤ 45,000 and the Range Rover Sport SVR priced around ₤ 100,000, the Velar SVR ought to cost between ₤ 85,000 and ₤ 90,000.