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New Range Rover Sport SV takes SA by storm

New Range Rover Sport SV takes SA by storm

The much-anticipated Range Rover Sport SV has made an impressive entrance in South Africa, piquing interest with its unparalleled luxury and performance. All 35 limited-edition Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE units were quickly reserved when orders opened, marking a significant milestone for the brand.

A Testament to Demand

“Close to 200 clients expressed interest in the limited-edition new Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE,” explained Janico Dannhauser, product and pricing manager at Jaguar LandRover (JLR) South Africa. “Thirty-five now have the special privilege of staking a claim to one. They’ll be among the first in South Africa to experience an impressive number of segment and brand firsts that make this model the benchmark for ultimate modern luxury performance SUVs.”

Unmatched Power and Performance

Hailed as the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover Sport to date, the new SV model sets a new standard. At the heart of this beast lies a 467kW, 750Nm 4.4-litre Twin-Turbo MHEV V8 petrol engine, delivering a stunning 44kW and 50Nm more than its predecessor, the Range Rover Sport SVR. This powerhouse propels the SV from 0-100km/h in a mere 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 290km/h.

Cutting-Edge Engineering

The new Range Rover Sport SV’s remarkable performance is achieved through a host of supercar-inspired features. It boasts a weight saving of up to 76kg, thanks to innovations like the world’s first 23-inch Carbon Fibre Wheel option on a production car, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, and aerodynamic enhancements including a carbon fibre bonnet.

One of the standout advancements is the world-first 6D Dynamics suspension system. This sophisticated setup combines hydraulic interlinked dampers, height-adjustable air springs, and pitch control, eliminating the need for conventional anti-roll bars. This system maintains a near-level body stance during extreme maneuvers, enhancing grip, comfort, and overall performance.

Precision Handling

The SV’s advanced chassis and suspension systems work in harmony to deliver a sports car-like driving experience. Unique SV-tuned settings are applied to various systems, including Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Steering, Torque Vectoring by Braking, and more. For the first time on a Range Rover, 305-section rear tyres paired with 285-section front tyres provide a rear-biased dynamic setup, enhancing stability and traction.

Unparalleled Braking Performance

The new Range Rover Sport SV features a high-performance braking system, offering a choice between mixed-metal Dual-Cast and Carbon Ceramic braking technologies. The Carbon Ceramic Brakes (CCB) reduce un-sprung weight by 34kg compared to the standard Dual-Cast iron brake discs, enhancing handling, acceleration, and ride quality. The exclusive eight-piston Brembo Octyma front calipers, the largest ever fitted to a Range Rover, ensure maximum braking efficiency.

Innovative Design and Luxury

The exterior design of the Range Rover Sport SV is both functional and striking, with carbon fibre detailing and exclusive airflow-enhanced elements. Inside, the cabin exudes luxury with satin carbon fibre-backed SV Performance Seats, a new Ultrafabrics™ PU interior, and world-first translucent edge-lit gear shift paddles.

Sensory Immersion

The new Range Rover Sport SV introduces the Body and Soul Seat (BASS) system, a multi-dimensional audio experience with wellness benefits. This system, developed with SUBPAC™, allows front seat occupants to feel the sound through high fidelity audio vibrations, working in tandem with the 29-speaker, 1430W Meridian Signature Sound System.

The Ultimate in Modern Luxury

“The SV EDITION ONE specification represents a curation of the best feature combinations, colours, and finishes. Each Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE is enhanced with exclusive branding on the front splitter, centre console, treadplates, and puddle lamps,”adds Dannhauser.

As the new Range Rover Sport SV takes its place as a benchmark in the luxury performance SUV segment, enthusiasts eagerly await more information about future models. For now, the fortunate few who secured the limited-edition Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE will enjoy a driving experience like no other.

Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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