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Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography revealed

5th Feb 2019 4:01 pm

The Velar SVA is equipped with a 550hp V8 motor; to take on Porsche’s Macan Turbo.

Land Rover has just taken the wraps off the Range Rover Velar SV Autobiography (SVA) Dynamic. This new version sees the Velar SVA equipped with a 550hp, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It is interesting to note that Land Rover has not badged the new range-topping Velar as an SVR (the top-spec Range Rover Sport is an SVR), and instead, gets the SV Autobiography (SVA) Dynamic badge from the full-size Range Rover.

Land Rover claims that the Velar SVA is capable of 0-100kph sprint in 4.5 seconds and can go on to a top speed of 273kph. The brand also claims that the Velar SVA is tuned towards the refinement and comfort instead of the performance and dynamics. The new Velar SVA will directly take on the Porsche Macan Turbo.

The range-topping Velar also features improved brakes (395mm front and 396mm rear) with four pistons, alongside firmer air chambers for the air suspension. Upgraded anti-roll bars combined with a revised variable damping system ensure handling matches the pace on offer.

Land Rover claims to have recalibrated the steering, all-wheel drive system, 8-speed transmission, and the active rear differential, all to improve the dynamics. A stronger transfer box has also been added to the all-wheel drive system to ensure the driveline can withstand the supercharged V8’s 680Nm of torque. It is also equipped with a lighter and louder active exhaust.

On the outside, the new Velar gets larger air-intakes, a new grille and rear bumper, quad-exhaust pipes as well as lighter 21 or 22-inch wheels. It also gets new colours and a contrast black roof. On the inside, it gets all the creature comforts from the current top-end Velar, along with unique quilted leather in four colours. The Velar SVA also gets a carbon-fibre interior option.

Land Rover offers the Range Rover Velar in India with a 180hp, 2.0-litre diesel, a 300hp 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel and a 250hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol option. Land Rover has made no official statement regarding an India launch or pricing for the Velar SVA Dynamic as of now.   

Also see:

2018 Range Rover Velar India review, test drive

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