This is the all new Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography
Following on from the launch of the updated Range Rover Sport SVR and the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, JLR has just revealed the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography, making it the brand's third performance SUV.
Like the F-Pace SVR, the Velar SVAutobiography will have the same fire breathing 5.0 litre supercharged V8 which will be good for 542bhp, 502lb ft of torque, a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 170mph, whilst returning a reasonable 23.9mpg on a combined WLTP cycle.
Due to the Velar being smaller and lighter than the Range Rover Sport, it is the quickest Range Rover built to date, thanks to its 4.3 second 0-60mph time.
The Velar SVAutobiography will also be light too. Thanks to it already being a relatively light car for its size, and with the weight saving techniques, you're looking at a kerb weight of about 2160kg. Sure, it's not a Lotus but this means the Velar SVAutobiography is 217kg lighter than the Range Rover Sport SVR and nearly 150kg lighter than the BMW X6M which is one of its rivals.
Speaking of rivals, what will the Velar SVAutobiography go up against? Well, expect it to rival the likes of the Porsche Macan Turbo, the BMW X6M, the Mercedes GLC63 AMG S, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Jaguar F-Pace SVR and the Audi SQ5.
Similar to other SV models, the Velar SVAutobiography will receive a host of upgrades which includes better suspension and brakes which include a mode unique to the SVAutobiography, a louder exhaust so you can hear that monstrous V8 even better, and sportier seats which will no doubt be incredibly comfortable, yet supportive.
The Velar SVAutobiography will come with a unique body kit too, which incorporates a new front bumper with many air intakes, a massive rear diffuser with quad exhausts, and a larger rear spoiler. To complete the SV package, the car will also receive a new set of wheels which should be lighter than the standard ones.
The Velar SVAutobiography starts at £86,120 which means it won't be cheap, but it'll be less than the larger Range Rover Sport SVR.
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