The new Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic adds a sporty new twist at the top of the Range Rover tree, catering those who want something with top potency bragging rights but still with the space, regality and wafting presence of the Range Rover.
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Built by the exclusive JLR Special Vehicle Operations division in Oxford Road, Coventry, the new Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic gets a finish befitting its name, with 21-inch or 22-inch alloys, Range Rover-first Brembo brakes with red calipers plus graphite grey grille, side vents, detailing and RANGE ROVER lettering.
There are diamond quilted seats within the moody-colourscheme’d interior, plus red detailing, black veneer and polished, knurled controls.
The 550hp V8 accelerates from 0-60mph (note, not 0-62mph, Euro-fans) in 5.1 seconds and will reach 140mph all-out. And just in case the message doesn’t quite get through, quad chrome exhaust tailpipes feature at the rear.
But heady performance comes with a heady price: the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic costs a hopping £132,800. Deliveries begin this winter.
2017 Range Rover range
Land Rover has also introduced some 2017 model year changes for the Range Rover line-up. They’re minor upgrades, with no visual changes, but bring the JLR pinnacle model into line with some of its underlings from the Jaguar and Land Rover ranges.
Key feature is the introduction of the fancy new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, complete with full-size 10-inch touchscreen (complete with Dual View). This is better-looking, better quality, more feature-packed and brings features such as live apps so, say, chauffeurs can live-track the incoming flight of their boss.
There’s more tech, such as torque-limiting Low Traction Launch control, a smart Advanced Tow Assist that uses the 360-degree cameras to help you reverse-park a trailer like a pro, plus even more Advanced Driver Assist Systems.
All Range Rovers also now come with standard rear parking sensors, cruise control, speed limiter, lane departure warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
The JLR SVO department has introduced 19 extra colour options for the Range Rover line and those worried about NOx emissions now have an entry-level petrol engine to consider: the 340hp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 does 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds and emits 248/km, equating to around 27mpg.
Again open for order with deliveries starting in Q4 2016, prices for the 2017 Range Rover line-up start from £76,350.