2014 June

High Performance Range Rover Sport SVR Prototype Set To Storm The Goodwood Hill #SOUNDOFSVR

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Official PR:

  • Fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover breaks cover at Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • First appearance of the new high performance SVR designation for future high-performance Land Rover and Jaguar models created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
  • 550PS (542BHP) Range Rover Sport SVR prototype will complete the hill course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June
  • New film takes a look behind-the-scenes CLICK HERE
  • 500,000 Range Rover Sport vehicles have been produced since Land Rover redefined the performance SUV sector in 2005

The fastest and most powerful ever production Land Rover will make its public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (27 to 29 June). The Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first model to wear the new SVR designation, which will be worn by all future high performance models.

A camouflaged prototype of the 550PS Range Rover Sport SVR will take a break from its demanding development schedule to give spectators a chance to experience the sights and sounds of the most exhilarating Land Rover ever produced. It will perform a series of runs up the famous Goodwood Hill course in the ‘First Glance’ category.

The SVR is currently undergoing development prior to going on sale in 2015. Details of the vehicle’s 550PS powertrain are still under wraps, but crowds can expect a thrilling soundtrack to match its impressive pace. Performance data for the SVR will extend the Range Rover Sport’s established capabilities as the fastest, most agile and most responsive Land Rover ever built.

The Range Rover Sport SVR has been created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and all future SVR models will need to meet stringent key performance criteria in order to wear the SVR badge. They will be built alongside existing models and sold through the Land Rover dealer network in the usual way. 

Range Rover Sport SVR – designed, engineered and built in Britain – amplifies the engineering integrity, robustness and attention to detail that are hallmarks of today’s Land Rover brand.

Land Rover redefined the performance SUV sector with the launch of the original Range Rover Sport in 2005, successfully combining sports performance with uncompromised all-terrain capabilities. This is reflected in the current tally of 500,000 vehicles produced.

2015 Land Rover LR4 / Discovery brings more luxury & InControl – is this the last split branded Land Rover?

Whenever a vehicle generation is getting to the end it’s life there always seem to be a flourish of upgrades and additions that we hadn’t seen before.  It’s sad to see it go but the person buying this new year model should be very happy.

While this probably isn’t the last LR4, we’re going to be at the point soon where there won’t be any split branding between the US and the rest of the world, I for one can’t wait!

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Striking Land Rover Features Bring Heightened Level Of Interior Luxury To The Discovery

Land Rover continues to celebrate 25 years of Discovery with the option for customers to add striking features from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model revealed earlier this year.  In-car technologies also receive a boost with the introduction of Land Rover InControl Apps into a number of key markets, whilst the 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged petrol engine maintains its promise to deliver fuel efficiency benefits.

These enhancements are available to order on the Discovery now with customer deliveries starting from September.

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Something wicked this way comes – Mike Cross teases the faster Range Rover Sport at the Nürburgring

Teaser #1:

Ahead of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we get this teaser from Land Rover.  Mike Cross, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Engineer for Vehicle Integrity does the narration for this 16 second video that does nothing but build anticipation.

Teaser #2:

John Edwards Announces Launch Of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations

There’s been a lot of talk about Special Operations, Engineered to Order and Individual Products Division over the past year.  This was the first time I remember them talking about the Heritage section.  I realize how this related to Jaguar but will this also include Land Rover?  That’s my question.

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  • Jaguar Land Rover launches Special Operations division to meet the increasing needs and aspirations of today’s discerning customers.
  • Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations will focus on designing and engineering high specification vehicles, bespoke commissions, heritage products and branded goods.
  • Jaguar Land Rover will invest in creation of a new state-of-the-art Special Operations Technical Centre in the West Midlands.

(Whitley, Coventry UK- 12/06/2014)  A new business division, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, has been created to focus on meeting the increasing expectations of today’s most discerning and enthusiastic car customers.

Under the lead of John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations will offer a range of products and services:

  • High specification vehicles that showcase the best of both brands, including high performance derivatives, ultra luxury products and limited run collector editions.
  • Truly bespoke commissions and an extended choice of colour and trim specifications and accessories.
  • Heritage products including vehicle recreations, servicing and restorations, and the creation and provision of heritage vehicle parts.
  • A new portfolio of branded goods that will engage with a wide audience of current and potential customers.

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Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack – Land Rover wants to be part of what was the aftermarket.

Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack Makes Its Global Debut At Goodwood Festival Of SpeedRange Rover Sport - Stealth Pack (1)

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  • Range Rover Sport featuring the new Stealth Pack makes global debut next week at the UK’s foremost motoring festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Distinctive new look for model which has won over 50 global awards since launch
  • Optional new exterior design finish extends the appeal of the Range Rover Sport, offering customers even greater choice
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