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2019MY Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles | Why Oslo shines as a beacon of electric mobility | Uncovering Mia Suki’s unbridled passion | How Project Hero is optimizing crisis response for the Austrian Red Cross | A stunning Norwegian drive in the Range Rover Velar



RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR Top: refined details set the new Range Rover Sport SVR apart. Bottom left: exuding confidence, this most dynamic and capable of SUVs has a striking presence when finished in the unique Velocity paintwork with optional carbon kit and 22" alloy wheels Most apparent though is the stylish, uncluttered dash with the revolutionary new Land Rover InControl ® Touch Pro Duo technology * . First seen in the Range Rover Velar, this will be available across the Range Rover Sport line-up from 2018. It features two 10" touchscreens running the comprehensive range of InControl applications, as well as further innovations to enhance driver functionality * . This includes Terrain Response ® 2 with Dynamic Program that’s been enhanced for the SVR to deliver a stimula ting drive, on various surfaces or conditions – exactly what we’re about to test sitting on a gravel-strewn path in a huge pit on a wet day ** . POWERFULLY COMPOSED As soon as the exclusive SVR instruments spring to life, Kitching fires up the lightweight all-aluminum 5.0 liter V8 gas engine, which includes a sixth generation Twin Vortex System (TVS) supercharger. Yet another unique aspect of the new SVR, this uprated engine boasts a recalibrated management system to significantly boost power from 550 HP to 567 HP (with 516 lb-ft of torque at 3,500-5,000 rpm). Even at idle the combined sound of the engine and tuned exhaust is special, heralding impressive power about to be let loose. Kitching squeezes the throttle and the response is instant. We’re effortlessly accelerating with seamless precision through the gears going uphill on a rough surface. “Now that’s planted,” says Kitching with a smile. You just don’t expect something of this size, and luxury, to lay down the power so quickly, cleanly and smoothly without bogging down or scrabbling for grip. This sure-footed, exceptionally smooth ride is aided by a further fine-tune of the Range Rover SVR vehicle’s suspension, including enhanced dynamic damping adaptive stability control. As well as being able to choose automatic or manual gear shifts, you can set your individual driving preferences by adjusting throttle mapping, transmission shift points, steering and suspen sion settings via the Configurable Dynamics function. * Do not use Land Rover InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. On top of that, the Torque Vectoring system of the SVR constantly balances the distribution of engine torque between all four wheels when cornering for responsive, controlled, confident handling ** . When off-road, Kitching explains that this system also offers even more precise low-speed descents. Kitching‘s a hard man to impress, yet he clearly is with the SVR, summing up the whole package saying: “It’s just so composed. People buy a vehicle amazed at what it can do, not what it can’t. There‘s virtually nothing the new Range Rover Sport SVR can’t do – it satisfies, surprises and delights in equal measure.” FORMIDABLE EXCLUSIVITY The adrenaline-charged drive of the SVR is matched by the muscular, distinctive styling. This new model’s formidable presence is now even more impactful thanks to a cleaner athletic design with a lower stance. At higher road cruising speeds, you can engage Speed Lowering to give an even sleeker 15 mm-lower profile. Everywhere you look there’s both exclusivity and contemporary details, not least the SVR vehicle’s lighter and more pronounced carbon fiber hood with twin vents. Other standout features include unique SVR front and rear badging, large red Land Rover-branded brake calipers, an exclusive black grille and a purposeful front fender with deeper, wider cooling ducts. The SVR-only rear fender features integrated tailpipes and a revised diffuser, and there’s a choice of wheels – either standard 21-inch, or new lightweight design optional 22-inch. Delivering a step change, this latest incarnation of the Range Rover Sport SVR reaffirms its position at the top, combining refined design and luxury with high perf ormance, an exhilarating driver experience and breadth of capability. It truly is the most dynamic Land Rover yet. FIND OUT MORE See the new Range Rover Sport SVR at ** These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these systems will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details. 59


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