Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down

Does anyone really need a Range Rover that can hurl itself from 0-60mph quicker than a Ferrari F355 while making a sound like a thunderstorm trapped in a bass drum? Probably not. But boy-oh-boy is it fun.

Frankly, we could probably conclude the review there, as the decision to pick this bonkers 575bhp hotrod over the standard Range Rover Sportwill always be ruled by your heart rather than your head.

To leave it at that, however, would be doing a massive disservice to this car. Because underneath the garish carbon fibre-adorned exterior the RR SVR is a remarkably talented machine.

The Range Rover Sport SVR is a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division. That might sound like a covert organisation operating deep behind enemy lines, but it’s more like Q-Branch, tasked with creating one-offs, halo models and special editions.

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