The outdated Vary Rover Sport SVR wasn’t really sporty or enjoyable to drive, but it surely was an enormous, quick luxurious SUV that made incredible noises from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8. And with 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque below the hood, it definitely wasn’t something to giggle at, even with a base value of practically $115,000. Now there’s a brand new one, and no less than on paper, the 2024 Vary Rover Sport SV is best in just about each manner. Even when it did lose the “R” in “SVR.”
An enormous a part of the explanation folks purchase high-performance Vary Rovers is to get that further energy, and for 2024, the Vary Rover Sport SV positively delivers further energy. It not has the 5.0-liter V8, however as a replacement is a turbocharged, BMW-sourced 4.4-liter V8 that makes 626 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That’s sufficient energy to launch the luxurious crossover from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds on its method to a 180-mph high pace.
Land Rover can be happy with the truth that you’ll be able to order the Vary Rover Sport SV with 23-inch carbon fiber wheels. Mixed with the non-compulsory carbon-ceramic brakes, Land Rover says weight is lowered by 168 lbs. We’re undecided 23-inch carbon fiber wheels are obligatory, however we are able to no less than admit that’s a fairly vital discount in unsprung mass.
The Vary Rover Sport SV additionally has a brand new suspension that pairs height-adjustable air springs with interlinked hydraulic dampers that Land Rover says can preserve the automobile virtually utterly flat even in onerous corners and with out anti-roll bars. Together with rear-steer and different efficiency enhancements, Land Rover guarantees “a extra centered, sports activities car-like driving expertise – particularly within the all-new driver-selectable SV Mode.”
We’ll must drive the brand new Vary Rover Sport SV earlier than we are able to decide how nimble and enjoyable to drive it truly is, Land Rover did share some specs that give us hope. The usual Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4s might not sound that thrilling, but it surely runs 285s up entrance and 305s out again. And Land Rover claims that on these all-season tires, it’s able to 1.1g of lateral acceleration. That’s reportedly a 22-percent enchancment in comparison with the previous-generation Vary Rover Sport SVR on summer season tires.
That’s a ridiculous quantity of grip for a heavy luxurious crossover, so we’re no less than prepared to imagine the 2024 Vary Rover Sport SV will likely be extra satisfying to drive than its predecessor. Both that, or it will likely be an extremely succesful numbers automobile that’s exhausting to drive onerous. However on the very least, it is going to nonetheless be significantly fast.
So far as pricing goes, you’ll be able to safely assume the 2024 Vary Rover Sport SV will likely be properly over $100,000. However no less than for the primary mannequin yr, it doesn’t actually matter. Even when you’ve got the cash to purchase one, Land Rover says each single one is already spoken for. Higher luck in 2025?