Land Rover has just released the first details about the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR prior to its world debut at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014. While the car is called the Sport SVR rather than the Sport RS as originally expected, it features all the upgrades we expected.
Production of the Range Rover Sport SVR will be spearheaded by the new Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations unit and will hit the market next year. Under the hood, it is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering a potent 550 hp and will also come fitted with a host of improved handling components including a better anti-roll system and stiffer suspension. The eight-speed ZF transmission will also be revised while improved brakes will be featured as well.
When the car launches at Goodwood, it will run up the famous hillclimb and as the following video shows, it certainly sounds impressive!
From a visual perspective, the 2015 Range Rover Sport RS features a much more aggressive front fascia incorporating a menacing bumper with gaping wide air intakes. The car will also receive a new rear diffuser and a quad exhaust pipe setup while some tweaks to the interior are also expected.
Be sure to stay tuned to GTspirit as more details are revealed in the coming hours.