Since it’s introduction, the Range Rover Velar has stood for luxury and technology. However, the new range-topping addition to the Velar family adds a huge dose of performance to that equation, thanks to a larger engine, updated brakes, and of course a more substantial price tag to make it even more exclusive.
While most brands these days are opting for smaller six and four cylinder engines, the new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition receives a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that will produce a staggering 542-horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. This will help the SUV sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds before topping out at 170 mph. Other mechanic updates include the addition of an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, as well as updates to Velar’s all-wheel drive system, active rear locking differential, steering and air suspension systems.
The exterior has also been refined with a new front bumper with larger air intakes to help cool the larger engine, an updated grille with lower side moldings, and an updated rear bumper with quad exhaust outlets. Velar receives knurled Range Rover lettering on the front and rear, an exclusive Satin Byron Blue paint option, 21-inch or 22-inch wheels, and red or gloss black brake calipers with high-performance SV brakes.
The interior will receive a number of improvements as well, including sport-inspired steering components and aluminum shifters, alongside Windsor leather upholstery.
Land Rover hasn’t disclosed pricing for the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, but the performance model will likely command a significant premium over the current range-topping P380 R-Dynamic trim level, which starts at $77,100.