British muscleman in Pebble Beach

Schwalbach, August 11, 2014

California Beaches: Well-trained, tanned and seemingly healthy people roar with roller skates along the promenade. Beautiful and strong you have to be, you want to make a good impression in the Golden State of the USA. Once a year, this beach - ideal not only the people adapt, but also the automotive industry. From 12 to 17 August 2014, the automotive beauty contest held in Pebble Beach, California, instead. The British Land Rover have for a muscleman sent back to the spinning lathe.

Record ingredients and naked figures

Even the bare facts of the Range Rover Sport in the SVR version are impressive: a 5.0 - liter supercharged V8 engine produces 550 hp. If that unit sounds familiar: It rages also in the Jaguar F-Type R. The eight-speed automatic forwards the force and the permanent all-wheel drive distributes the 680 Nm of torque with a 50: 50 distribution to the front and rear axle. This makes the fat a British sub - five-second car. In 4.7 seconds it goes for the SUV from zero to 100 km / h. Conclusion is only at 260 km / h. Yes, 260 km / h: The British have their Sport SUV only ten kilometers per hour later in the limiter run than the competition. These are all the ingredients for the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever. A record car that completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife in eight minutes and 14 seconds ?? the fastest time ever achieved by a production SUV.

Rough terrain muscleman

Here is the luxury Beefcake remain amazingly terrain. The air suspension reaches up to 26 centimeters of travel at the front, 27.2 inches at the rear axle and a fording depth of 85 centimeters. In uncharted waters the pilot also helps an electronic water depth measurement. For rough terrain is further a two-stage transfer case with low range gearing on board.

Sport seats and Monocoque

The all-aluminum monocoque reduces the weight compared to the previous series by 39 percent and is also used in the SVR as a base. The interior of the SVR was expanded lived luxuriously. Especially the exclusive sport seats differentiate it the sporty version of the Range Rover Sport from his series - relatives comfort SUV.

Even more new products

In addition, there are two absolute novelties in the sport SUV. Firstly, the two-stage active exhaust system. You should create with the help of electronically controlled valves at higher speeds, a noise that matches a racetrack. On the other hand there is for the sporty new Range 22 and 21 - inch tires for sports or everyday vehicle operation.

When and how much?

When and at what price will be thoroughly British product to the retailer, is not yet known. Under 100,000 Euros you will probably not get the Nordschleife record holder . (ml)