Although the new Range Rover Velar made its international debut just last month, a high-performance SVR variant is already in the works.
Spotted by sharpshooters outside Jaguar Land Rover’s Nurburgring testing facility, the heavily camouflaged Velar SVR sports a new front clip, larger air intakes, and bigger brakes, while SVR’s signature quad-tipped active exhaust is tucked out of sight behind the rear bumper.
Under the hood, the hopped-up Velar is believed to be hiding the same supercharged 5.0-liter V8 as its platform mate, Jaguar’s F-Pace SVR — which was also on hand hot-lapping the venerable German circuit:
It’s possible the supercharged V8, in combination with a sport-tuned AWD system, will propel the mid-sizer to highway speeds in less than 4 seconds, toppling Porsche’s class-leading Macan Turbo.
If the Velar is anything like the Range Rover Sport SVR, it should receive JLR’s Dynamic Response system, which is responsible for the utterly absurd cornering capability of the big brute, along with an upgraded aerodynamics package.
No interior peeks were possible, but like other SVR kin, expect embossed sports buckets, unique colorways, upgraded leather, carbon fiber detailing and special badging.
It’s unclear when the Range Rover Velar SVR is expected to make an official appearance, but Jag’s version should hit stores later this year.
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