Hottest Range Rover Sport spotted testing at the Nürburgring giving a glimpse of the car's new look

These are the latest pictures of the imminently arriving Range Rover Sport SVR testing at the Nürburgring.

The car looks to have received minor exterior detail changes comprised of slightly enlarged intake vents, suggesting a more potent engine is under the bonnet. 

We've spotted the regular 2017 Range Rover Sport testing

An insurance database numberplate check showed the test car was running a 5.0-litre engine, supporting speculation that the SVR’s supercharged V8 will produce 567bhp the same as the 200mph F-Type SVR, increasing the Range Rover Sport’s peak output by 25bhp compared with the current model.

That should see the 2.3-ton SVR capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in about 4.5sec, ranking it alongside the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which has less power but weighs around 70kg less.

In addition, there are some further clues towards the Range Rover Sport’s updated look, which is seen sporting a new headlight unit very similar to the Velar’s.

Land Rover has so far remained tight-lipped about the car, but insiders are suggesting that its updated model could arrive later this year along with the rest of the facelifted Sport range, one year before the next-generation Cayenne is launched.

We put the 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR through its paces on-road and on the track

Our Verdict

Range Rover Sport SVR

JLR’s first ‘special vehicle’ is big on charm, pace, capability and driver engagement. Expertly judged and executed

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13 March 2016
No hybrid then?,give it the Tesla treatment maybe?,would certainly overcome the weight problem.

Peter Cavellini.

13 March 2016
Peter Cavellini wrote:

No hybrid then?,give it the Tesla treatment maybe?,would certainly overcome the weight problem.

Idiot.


15 March 2016
Winston Churchill wrote:
Peter Cavellini wrote:

No hybrid then?,give it the Tesla treatment maybe?,would certainly overcome the weight problem.

Idiot.

First and foremost, if you can't give an opinion an unbiased opinion,then don't,secondly,i thought this type of reply had been understood as not acceptable.

Peter Cavellini.

13 March 2016
Peter Cavellini wrote:

No hybrid then?,give it the Tesla treatment maybe?,would certainly overcome the weight problem.

Err...

18 May 2017
Peter Cavellini wrote:

No hybrid then?,give it the Tesla treatment maybe?,would certainly overcome the weight problem.

A Tesla P85D is 2230kg and isnt even an SUV....What exactly IS your point?

13 March 2016
Autocar scribes positively salivating at the prospect. They'll have to invent a new category above the current Sports SUV top 5 for this baby, since no. 1 there simply won't be good enough!

13 March 2016
Think I'll wait for the convertible version.....hehe...

14 March 2016
Don't give them any ideas mate...jeez.

They took the roof off the Evoque with a similar loose comment.

jer

14 March 2016
If you think that Autocar is biased and yourself a model of objectivity why don't you read something else where you will feel more comfortable ?

I'm wondering if JLR will stay long term with supercharges for the character or be forced the turbo root at some point. That 5.0 V8

18 May 2017
Is that enough? Top trumps require JLR to at least match the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that has 707bhp.

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