Range Rover Sport SVR validates super-SUV credentials with ultimate all-terrain performance test

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 In a unique testing exercise, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) put the Range Rover Sport SVR through its paces, completing a series of 0-100km/h sprints on a variety of surfaces, including asphalt, grass, snow and sand, at six venues across Europe.

Using Michelin 275/45 R21 All-Season tires and the Land Rover Terrain Response 2 system, the test aimed to highlight the real world performance and inherent capability of the super-SUV in the same trim as it leaves the factory.

The first challenge was a start-finish straight at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby in the UK; in the second test, the SUV tackled wet grass; and in the third it visited a quarry with a range of gravel surfaces. To test the vehicle in snow it was taken to JLR’s winter test facility in Arjeplog, in northern Sweden. It was also tested at Pendine Sands at Carmarthen Bay in south Wales (above) up a rocky 32% incline.

Watch film capturing all acceleration sprints here: https://youtu.be/Z1nw9KIYlyU

January 31, 2017

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