High-performance SUVs are all the rage these days – just look at the 650 hp Lambo Urus or the 707-hp Hellcat-touting Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
So there’s no wonder why Land Rover is hard at work testing the Range Rover Velar in SVR guise – and according to rumors it’s going to be even faster-looking than the Range Rover Sport SVR, while sharing the exact same powertrain. Land Rover’s Range Rover Velar SVR is of course going to primarily do battle with the BMW X6 M, making use of the same brute supercharged 5.0-litre V8 as the RR Sport SVR, packing the mighty 550 hp and 680 Nm of twist. This should give serious performance credentials to the best-looking coupe-SUV in the world, with a sprint time to 62 mph (100 kph) of about four seconds.
By the way, while it’s using the same powertrain as the RR Sport SVR, the Velar SVR is surely going to be quicker around the Nurburgring – where it’s currently being tested – than the BMW X6 M because the aluminum intensive structure and the SVR light weighting techniques will have a major saying in keeping the Hulk’s weight in check. The design is also evolving, with new diffuser for the rear bumper, different alloy wheels and certain aerodynamic tweaks.