Range Rover’s new performance flagship gets a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out 626 horsepower.

By Sony Thomas

Combining the power and performance of sports cars with the practicality and versatility of SUVs, super-SUVs have been pushing the boundaries of engineering for a while now. With its exhilarating acceleration, exceptional handling, and a top speed that rivalled sports cars, the Range Rover Sport SVR has always been among the best of this bunch. Now, Land Rover has announced the new 2024 Range Rover Sport SV as its new performance flagship, which is even more powerful than the previous SVR. In fact, it is the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover Sport model ever produced.

The Range Rover Sport SV is powered by a new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, producing 626 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 180 mph. To complement the added performance, the new SUV gets a sophisticated suspension system with hydraulic interlinked dampers, height-adjustable air springs, and pitch control. Land Rover says this system helps maintain a near-level body stance during cornering and acceleration, improving grip, comfort, and refinement. The New Range Rover Sport SV also incorporates various weight-saving measures, including the option of 23-inch carbon fibre wheels, carbon fibre bonnet and carbon ceramic brakes.

The exterior design of the New Range Rover Sport SV has been aerodynamically optimised for improved performance, gaining a reprofiled front-end and lower body sides, and quad tailpipe finishers. The cabin also features exclusive SV Performance Seats, carbon fibre accents, and the Body and Soul Seat (BASS), a multi-dimensional audio experience that incorporates SUBPAC’s tactile audio system that allows front seat occupants to feel the sound from the Meridian Signature Sound System through vibrations.

The New Range Rover Sport SV is initially available in a limited-edition SV Edition One specification, which is reserved for select clients who have received invitations to order.

The introduction of the New Range Rover Sport SV is accompanied by updates to the general Range Rover Sport line-up, including a new plug-in electric hybrid model with an extended EV range. The P550e electric hybrid combines a 3.0-litre six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver a total output of 542 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. It offers an electric range of up to 51 miles and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

The interior of the Range Rover Sport has been enriched with intuitive new technologies, including the Pivi Pro infotainment system with a 13.1-inch floating glass display. The system provides seamless connectivity and control of vehicle functions, and it can be operated through touch or voice commands using Amazon Alexa or Land Rover’s voice control system.

Other features and technologies available in the Range Rover Sport include the Country Road Assist system, which adjusts the vehicle’s speed based on navigation data and road conditions, and advanced software updates over the air.

The New Range Rover Sport SV and the updated Range Rover Sport line-up are available for purchase, with prices starting from $83,600.

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