The Second Generation Range Rover Sport Or L494 Made Its World Debut On The 27th Of March 2013 At The New York Motor Show. Unlike Many New Car Introductions From Before, This Brand New Model Offered By The Company Was To Be Something Quite Special, So The Event Was To Include A World Class Launch Party Showcased To The Globe With Many Streets In The Manhattan Area Completely Closed Off For The Event.
On 11 August 2014, the Range Rover SVR (Special Vehicle Racing) was announced by Land Rover at Pebble Beach. The model sports a number of aesthetic alterations and performance improvements. The design of the model features a fully revised front bumper, with larger ducts and the main grille finished in black. The front quarter ducts are also revised and completed in a black finish. The rear bumper is also completely revised with a new, more pronounced diffuser and twin-circle exhaust tips. The SVR comes with 21 inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 275/45 R21 all-season tyres as standard.
Performance upgrades for the SVR including the 5.0L supercharged V8 shared with the Jaguar F-Type, with a power output of 550 hp (410 kW) and torque output of 502 lb⋅ft (681 N⋅m) the transmission has been programmed to shift 50% quicker and to keep the torque converter locked up once it is in second gear. The chassis had also been revised for the model. Debut of Adaptive Dynamics with Magnetorheological dampers. New for the SVR is the addition of an Active exhaust system with electronically controlled valves. The improvements make the SVR capable of 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 162 mph (261 km/h), one of the quickest of its type.