The Nürburgring is the torture chamber for many new cars. Mile after mile of undulating chassis twisting turns that are the perfect stress test, particularly for performance models. However, thanks to the competitive nature of the motor industry, manufacturers like to get one-up on each other by competing for the fastest lap time. The up and coming Range Rover Sport SVR sets Nürburgring Record.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a new performance focused variation of the standard car created by the Special Vehicle Operations division. Think of this SVR as the equivalent of Jaguar’s R badge. To be powered by a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine, the SVR has set a Nürburgring lap time of 8 minutes and 14 seconds making it the fastest SUV to complete the circuit. With 542BHP on tap, it is hardly surprising, but no less impressive. The car that set the record was in production configuration according to Range Rover.
The company are very keen to point out that despite how sportily this new model is, its off-road capabilities have not been compromised. We shall see the Range Rover Sport SVR in full before the year is out. We can’t wait!