The Range Rover Sport SVR got its first public outing at the weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, previewing further SVR models from Jaguar Land Rover.
The Sport SVR comes with the 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine from cars like the Jaguar XFR-S and XJR, delivering 542bhp and the promise of performance figures that come within shouting distance of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, complete with a thunderous V8 soundtrack and most of its off-road abilities intact.
But after speculating on what Land Rover would call their range topping Sport – R, RS, SO or something else – that turned in to ‘something else’ with the arrival of a new JLR moniker – SVR.
It seems that all future JLR Special Operation vehicles – for both Jaguar and Land Rover – will wear the SVR badge, so you can say goodbye to monikers like XFR-S and look forward to SVR proclaiming something special – a bit like AMG with knobs on.
That said, we did scour the Jaguar Project 7 – another Special Operations car debuting at Goodwood – for any sign of an SVR badge, but couldn’t find one.
But it does look like Jaguar are planning to fit the F-Type Coupe with the 567bhp version of the supercharged V8 from the Project 7 car, and we assume that will become the new range-topping F-Type as the Jaguar F-Type Coupe SVR.
So as well as the arrival of the Range Rover Sport SVR and the F-Type Project 7 in 2015, we should also see the F-Type SVR on sale too.