The Range Rover Sport SVR has a new flagship model to lure buyers with extra cash to spend on exclusivity – the Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate.
What makes it different?
Created by SV Bespoke, this is the first Land Rover to feature a new type of highly reflective paint, using ‘fine white glass flake particles in the solid base coat,' resulting in ‘an intense star-like sparkle,’ says Land Rover.
Three body colours are available: Satin Ligurian Black, Gloss Maya Blue or Gloss Marl Grey – the last two being exclusive to this model. Whichever you choose, the wheels are Gloss Black 22in five-spoke alloys (1in larger than the standard SVR), and the roof is finished in contrasting Narvik Black.
The black highlights extend to the door mirrors, brake calipers, grill surrounds and tailgate finishes. Unusually, they are contrasted with subtle Fuji White accents on the front wings, and also around the Range Rover bonnet lettering.
Inside, the SVR Ultimate is distinguished by chromed ‘SV Bespoke’ B-pillar badges, black anodised metal gearshift paddles and Ultimate edition illuminated treadplates. The Ebony and Cirrus interior incorporates SVR-embossed lightweight seats trimmed in Windsor leather and contrasting suede.
How much does the SVR Ultimate Cost?
Prices start from £123,900, making this the most expensive Range Rover Sport to date, and almost double the base price of an HSE model. (The ‘normal’ SVR is priced from £101,920 while the SVR Carbon Edition is from £114,985.)
How fast is it?
Very, but no faster than the regular Range Rover Sport SVR. With 567bhp on tap and a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds, it’s hard to imagine Land Rover being able to ring any more performance out of the 5.0-litre supercharged V8. Despite the vehicle’s lightweight aluminium architecture, it weighs two and a quarter tonnes unladen… that’s about the same as an old Defender 110 Station Wagon with three people on board. That said, the SVR Ultimate will still hit 176mph (the 110’s tyres would pop way before that, even if the diesel engines could manage it – and just imagine the wind noise…).
"Range Rover Sport SVR redefined Land Rover high-performance capability when it was introduced in 2014," says Mark Turner, Commercial Director of Land Rover's SV Bespoke department. "We’ve sold more than 20,000 examples to date and demand for the SVR’s characterful mix of power, luxury and thrilling dynamics continues to grow every year. The SV Bespoke personalisation features of this Ultimate edition elevate its appeal even further."
The Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate is available to order now, and will be available to view for the first time at the Salon Privé event at Blenheim Palace on September 1-5.