The 2018 Range Rover Sport SVR has recently been spotted testing. Although heavily camouflaged, the test mule does give away a few key details about eventual upgrades and changes. The famed luxury car company has already announced their plans for a mid-cycle refreshment of the Range Rover Sport, meaning brand-new updates and upgrades that will ultimately trickle down to the high-performance, Range Rover Sport SVR variant, and some of them might already be on display in these new spy shots.
Needless to say, the outgoing Range Rover Sport SVR a near perfect specimen and any updates and refinements that might be coming up will simply be icing on the cake. Considering that the Sport SVR is already able to match some track-ready performances despite its stocky demeanor and off-road capabilities, there isn’t really that much room to improve. But, we are sure Land Rover will try to do so anyway.
From what we can tell from these newly surfaced spy shots, the general design direction of the SVR variant model will remain unchanged. However, there do appear to be some subtle changes to the exterior. For instance, there is a brand-new intake design on the front bumper. The biggest changes are, perhaps, expected to come from the high-tech side of the spectrum. We expect to see some new tech features like a fresher and more advanced electronic driver assist system. Moreover, there should be some further tweaks and updates to the interior styling.
Engine and Powertrain
If the aforementioned intake redesign can be taken as a hint, it leads us to believe that the 2018 Range Rover Sport SVR could be getting the more powerful version of the current supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The same engine is currently being used by the new SVR variant of the Jaguar F-Type, and under its hood, the same V8 manages to pull out 575 horsepower, exactly 25 hp more that the Rover’s 550 hp. So, an updated air intake design might have been incorporated in order to allow more horsepower to be added to the already immense output.
2018 Range Rover Sport SVR Release Date and Price
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, the 2018 Range Rover Sport SVR is expected to be released alongside the mid-cycle refreshment of the Range Rover Sport later this year as 2018 models. The pricing is not expected to diverge much from the current amounts. For reference, the outgoing Sport SVR ranger from $81,645 to as much as $112,345 for the fully loaded version.
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