Range Rover Velar SVR testing at the Nurburgring

Range Rover Velar SVR video

The Range Rover Velar SVR has been spied testing at the Nurburgring during an open session, with a video showing us the new SUV in action.

And we have to say that the most potent model of the Velar range sounds positively delicious.

With Jaguar bringing the F-Pace SVR to the New York Motor Show in a couple of weeks time, sister company Land Rover has also been working on its own version of a hotted-up SUV.

Using JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) to engineer the suspension, braking and tuning the engine, the Velar SVR will pack plenty of punch from its supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Expect around 560hp and a 0-100kmh time of between 4.0-4.3 seconds.

Both the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and the Range Rover Velar SVR are targeting the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the forthcoming Maserati Levante GTS – each equipped with a turbocharged petrol V8.

Skip to 1:42 in the video below to see the Velar SVR on one of its runs, and turn the sound right up. But watch some of the other very nice machinery as well, including the new Audi TT RS and the BMW M4.

Here’s what we know so far

Like its F-Pace sibling, the Velar SVR will get upgraded suspension and a high-performance braking package to help slow things down again.

However, unlike the F-Pace, the SVR will be able to raise its height to get off-road when needed – it is a Land Rover after all. Not that we expect many owners to use this feature.

Given the Velar’s focus on being able to head into the bush when required, it appears that the F-Pace will probably best the Velar for a Nurburgring time, however, the Velar SVR will without a doubt be the most potent Land Rover ever produced.

Currently, the Range Rover Sport SVR holds that title.

A similar body-kit to the R-Dynamic model will probably feature, though we’re expecting to see more of the down-turned mouth look already shown on the Range Rover Sport SVR.

The exhaust is also heavily modified to enable that rich soundtrack to be heard, both inside and out.

Expect to see the Range Rover Velar SVR after the F-Pace SVR reveal later this month.

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A passionate writer, editor and driver, Karl is the go-to man when it comes to four wheels. With stints in television, radio, print and online, Karl has been writing about cars for more than a decade. He drives around 100 vehicles every year and has tested everything from Bugattis to Suzukis. Sometimes on track, sometimes off-road, his focus is on producing objective journalism without fear or favour.

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