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Range Rover Sport SVR to Run Goodwood Hillclimb Course (w/video)

The most powerful production Land Rover planned for festival climb

Karla Sanchez
Jun 25, 2014 SHARE

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR will make an appearance this weekend at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, but it won't just sit looking pretty. Land Rover boasts it's the fastest and most powerful production vehicle it has made, and to prove it, the racy SUV is scheduled to run the hillclimb course.

2015 range rover sport svr 5 rear Photo 2/6   |   2015 Range Rover Sport Svr 5 Rear

The Range Rover Sport SVR will perform a series of runs up the Goodwood Hill Course, and we expect it will complete them with haste, as the British automaker has revealed it will put out about 542 hp. Powertrain details have not yet been revealed, but with that much horsepower on tap, we expect the Range Rover Sport SVR to be powered by a version of the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that makes 550 hp in the most powerful Jaguar models.

Although spectators will be able to hear and see the Range Rover Sport SVR in action, Land Rover is still leaving room for surprise by leaving camouflage on the new Rangie. Still, hearing the soundtrack of the SVR package should give us a better idea of just what that special badge entails, though we already have a general idea thanks to the video below. In the new video, the Range Rover Sport is shown hustling around the Nürburgring while a professional driver shares his input on the SUV's performance. The driver reveals the Range Rover Sport SVR is equipped with features such as an anti-roll system that will allow even faster and flatter cornering. He also reveals that the all-wheel drive chassis has been revised, along with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.

2015 range rover sport svr 4 rear three quarter Photo 6/6   |   2015 Range Rover Sport Svr 4 Rear Three Quarter

Although the Range Rover Sport is the first to wear the SVR badge, it won't be the only one. The British automaker says the SVR designation will be worn by future high-performance models. Developed by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team, Range Rover Sport SVR models will be built alongside existing models and go on sale in 2015.

Find out more about the Range Rover Sport SVR in the video below before its unofficially revealed this weekend.

Source: Land Rover

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