A recent report from Autocar, which is supported by spy shots, indicates that the Range Rover Sport SVR is due to receive a heart transplant. The donor? The all-new F-Type SVR.
The report stems from a series of spy shots that the British auto site came across that showed a camouflaged Range Rover Sport SVR with larger air intakes up front. While the typical eye would just see this as a stylistic change, we gearheads see that as an indication of big changes, like it gaining the F-Type’s retooled 5.0-liter V-8.
If this report turns out to be true, it means the new Range Rover Sport SVR will get an extra 25 horsepower 8 pound-feet of twist, putting it at 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This power puts the Rover on the same performance plain as the Cayenne Turbo, which hits 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Unfortunately, it still falls way short of the Turbo S’ 3.8-second sprint time.
For now, this remains speculation based on just a few images, but it makes perfect sense to spread this new powerplant across the Jaguar-Land Rover lineup.
We should learn more in the near future as all indications point toward a 2017 debut of the revised Range Rover Sport lineup. Stay tuned for more details.