Press - February 2019

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Even Stevie Wonder can see that the Range Rover Velar is an exceptionally good looking vehicle, so much so, in fact, that it was the World Car Design 2018 winner. There’s been an engine for most sorts of people, too, from a flaccid and frugal 2.0-litre turbodiesel to the throaty and howling supercharged V6 that we are all rather fond of.

The question that has been on the tip of many a petrosexual’s tongue, however, has something to do with JLR’s rip-snorting 5.0-litre supercharged V8…

Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations is clearly patched into Siri and Google’s ever prickly-eared spyware – the covers have just been pulled off the (long name incoming) Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition.

There really isn’t much to say here, other than that it’ll only be available to purchase for a year. It features uprated brakes and suspension, a transmission tunnel undertray, and a strengthened transfer box in order to deal with the lovely 5.0-litre Supercharged V8’s 405 kW and 680 N.m of torque. Speaking of the transfer case, it’s able to send 100% of drive to the rear-wheels, interesting… The Velar SVAutobiography is capable of hurtling to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and will tap out at just under 280 km/h.

Aside from looking at the badges, you’ll be able to differentiate between the SVAutobigraphy and other Velars by small details such as the integrated quad-exhaust tips, redesigned bumpers, red brake calipers and different wheel options. It’ll also sound rather different thanks to its engine, obviously, and the SV Variable Active exhaust which is 7.1 Kg lighter than that of the standard Velar.

All models feature a contrast Narvik Black roof as standard with the colour palette for the SVAutobiography featuring Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Fuji White, Indus Silver and, by special order, Satin Byron Blue, a sort of fancy satin metallic colour which is unique to the Velar SVAutobiography.

Land Rover claim a range of 483 km from the 82-litre fuel tank which isn’t particularly good as far as manufacturer claims go, but if that really concerns you, then you should probably consider one of the diesel variants.

The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition Pricing in South Africa

The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography should arrive in South Africa during the second half of 2019 with pricing starting from R1 714 000.