Land Rover has unveiled the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition (*exhales*), a hotted-up version of the company’s Velar midsize SUV.
Developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) performance division, the fast Velar is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8. It produces 405kW of power and 680Nm of torque, which is channeled to all wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. 0-100km/h is covered in just 4.5 seconds, towards a top speed of 274km/h.
Visually, the SVAutobiography (SVA for short) can be differentiated from its regular V6 and four-cylinder counterparts by aggressive front air intakes, a new grille, quad exhaust tips, black roof and 21-inch alloy wheels (or optional 22s).
Those wheels, which are wrapped in wide performance tyres, sit in front of large two-piece brake discs that measure 395mm in size at the front and 396mm at the rear. Other performance modifications made over the standard car includes a retuned all-wheel-drive system, active rear limited-slip differential, sports steering and adaptive air suspension.
Inside, the SVA comes standard with a sports leather steering wheel, aluminium shift paddles, 20-way adjustable Windsor leather seats, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and dual Touch Pro Duo infotainment screens.
The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiogaphy Dynamic Edition will be available for 2019 only. It lands in Australia later this year for $175,322 plus on-road costs.