Colin-on-Cars – Land Rover confirms Carbon Edition for SA

No numbers – pricing or volumes – are yet available but Land Rover has confirmed the stealth fighter Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition will be available in South Africa close to year end.

The special edition joins the latest Range Rover Sport line-up, and visible Carbon Fibre elements include the exposed centre section of the bonnet with integrated cooling vents, the front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and vent surrounds, mirror covers and tailgate finisher.

There are extended trim finishers on the SVR-branded steering wheel and a Carbon Fibre engine cover. In addition, the SVR Carbon Edition features exclusive illuminated SVR Carbon Edition treadplates. Distinctive 22-inch five split-spoke lightweight alloy wheels finished in Gloss Black complete the SVR Carbon Edition specification. Body-coloured detailing at the rear and an SVR badge in place of the Land Rover oval also help to identify the SVR.

The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest, most powerful and dynamic Land Rover ever produced. Designed, engineered and developed by Special Vehicle Operations, the luxury performance SUV is hand-finished in Coventry, UK.

Under the bonnet, the 5,0-litre supercharged V8 engine – the most powerful in Land Rover’s history – produces 423 kW and 700 Nm. That’s enough to power the Range Rover Sport SVR from 0-100 km/h in 4,5 seconds and to a top speed of 283km/h.

Coupled with bespoke enhancements to the chassis, the SVR delivers more dynamic handling without compromising traditional Range Rover comfort or all-terrain capability. The engineers at Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations focused on controlling pitch under heavy acceleration and braking and the damping hardware is tuned to provide exceptional turn-in, mid-corner grip and body control.

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