For long, there have been talks of a powerful version of the Range Rover Velar being under development. Many expected it to be the ‘SVR’ badged version, but Land Rover has now revealed that it is the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, which houses more power and better performance figures.
Deemed to be the fastest and the most powerful Velar yet, the new SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition has been developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, and gets updated with bigger brakes to match the higher power output.
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The new Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is powered by the familiar 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine from Land Rover yard. It is tuned to produce 543 bhp and 680 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which enables the SUV to sprint from a 0 to 100 kmph in a short 4.5 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 274 kmph.
The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition gets a tweaked All-Wheel Drive system with an improved transfer box that is able to handle the extra power. The AWD system can send power upto 100% to the rear wheels as well.
On the cosmetic front, the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition features aggressive looks through the subtle changes given to it. The front gets a redesigned bumper and large air intakes intended to cool the larger brakes. The SUV features a new grille and rear bumper has been revised as well. The rear also features the new quad exhausts, much unlike the standard Velar and the SUV also gets a bespoke Variable Active Exhaust System that features valve technology to further optimise the exhaust note.
The SUV gets red brake calipers with 21-inch forged alloy wheels, while there is an optional set of 22-inch alloy wheels as well. Overall, the new Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is 7.1 kg lighter than that on the standard model.
On the inside, the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition gets a sportier steering wheel with aluminium gearshift paddles and a knurled finish on the control dials for the infotainment system and the rotory gear selector. A carbon fibre finished version is also available but needs to be purchased at an additional cost.
The SUV will arrive in the country as a Completely Built Unite (CBU) and the expected even though the prices haven’t been revealed yet, the SUV can be expected to carry a price tag of Rs 2 crore.