PROMISED to be fast and powerful, the new Range Rover Sport SRV will start from $218,500 when it arrives here in May.
Hailed as the most dynamically focused Land Rover ever produced, it can rip from 0-100kmh in 4.7 seconds and will keep pushing to an electronically limited top speed of 260kmh.
Under the bonnet is a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine which pumps out 405kW and 680Nm - increases of 30kW and 55Nm. It will be partnered to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The SRV will sit on monster 22-inch wheels (21-inch off-road options will also be available), and feature a range of external tweaks to make it stand out from the crowd, while also having a bespoke interior with sports sets.
"The Range Rover Sport SRV is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle's outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design. Its exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set," said Land Rover's special operations managing director, John Edwards.
The Range Rover Sport SVR builds on the success of the new Range Rover Sport, with its all-aluminium monocoque which reduces weight by 39% compared with its predecessor and provides a stiff and light structure on which to create the SVR.