Claims from Range Rover that their new 2017 SVAutobiography Dynamic model is "the most powerful, most dynamic production Range Rover to date" look as if they aren't that wide of the mark, as Range Rover add a suite of advanced semi-autonomous driving technologies to the world’s most successful luxury SUV.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic Range Rover Sport is part of a range that epitomises Range Rover luxury and performance, and combines some fine attention to detail with elegant and luxurious materials that includes diamond quilted leather seats, contrast stitching and a knurled finish rotary shift controller and pedals.
Best place to start on that claim in the first paragraph is with the powertrain behind the SVAutobiography Dynamic, and when you see that it boasts a potent 550HP 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine (shared with the acclaimed Range Rover Sport SVR), that has been specifically calibrated to deliver not only 680Nm of torque, but also acceleration from 0-60mph in only 5.1 seconds to a top speed of a 140mph, you can understand the confidence emanating from from Mark Stanton, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, especially as it is paired with ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission for seamless gear changes and supreme performance.
“The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic has been specially developed by the Special Vehicle Operations team to deliver a more engaging driving experience. It delivers the ultimate combination of performance and Range Rover luxury, befitting its unique position in the portfolio.”
That performance is enhanced via some quality fine-tuning of the suspension and revisions to the knuckles, links, springs and dampers, along with some driver-focused technologies especially designed to deliver improved body control and agility, and to ensure driver and passenger safety at all times. These include:
When it comes to the look of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, the new car displays some unique exterior features such as side vents, bonnet finisher, grille, front bumper accents, ‘Range Rover’ script and tailgate finisher all finished in Graphite Atlas; a choice of 21" and 22" alloy wheel designs; three unique finishes; and red brake calipers and Brembo brake technology.
And it sounds great too with optimised bright chrome quad tailpipes giving the SVAutobiography Dynamic the chance to show off its throaty V8 roar when travelling.
Inside, the quality continues with Range Rover aiming high when it comes to desirability and refinement.
Diamond quilted leather seats with contrast stitching are available in four exclusive colourways, and are offset by Grand Black veneer front fascia and door casings along with flashes of red throughout, paddle shifters, and a knurled finish on key features such as the rotary shift controller, start stop button and pedals.
For infotainment, the addition of Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘InControl Touch Pro’ infotainment system helps deliver improved satellite navigation functionality and connectivity via the new larger 10" dual-view (Dual-view features on Vogue SE models and upwards) touchscreen display. If this isn't to the driver's likes, they can convert the digital display behind the steering wheel to a full-screen view of their route and map, ensuring minimal distraction from the road ahead.
As part of an ‘InControl Connect Pro’ pack, InControl Touch Pro also incorporates a series of new app services to Range Rover such as InControl Remote Premium that allows customers to remotely control vehicle functions ;(including climate control, car alarm and engine starting) ready for departure, and ‘door-to-door routing’, an intelligent, multi-device system that navigates users to their destination thanks to a Land Rover-dedicated smartphone Route Planner app.
There is also Additional InControl Touch Pro Services that can add in other apps to provide information such as headline news, weather reporting and flight tracking.
There are other engine options too, with UK customers able to also specify Jaguar Land Rover's 3.0 litre V6 supercharged petrol engine that achieves 340 PS and 450 Nm of torque combined with CO2emissions of 248g/km and effortless acceleration from 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds.
Range Rover has also raised the bar when it comes to the level of personalisation available for the 2017 Model Year with 19 new colours available for the exterior finishes in both metallic and pearlescent colours, traditional shades and contemporary, and either gloss or satin matte finishes.
Available to order now, and on the forecourt in February 2017, the new Range Rover Sport can be discussed with one of our Customer Service Representatives now. Perfect for banishing those January blues.