The most powerful Range Rover in history debuted yesterday evening, giving Monterey festivity-goers the first live look at the 550-horsepower, $110,000 Sport SVR.

As we recapped previously, the SVR can hit 60 miles per hour in a scant 4.5 seconds and run all the way up to 162 mph. That's thanks to the most potent version of Jaguar Land Rover's well-known 5.0-liter, supercharged V8. Paired up with an eight-speed automatic from ZF, we expect the SVR to nicely balance the sort of high-performance antics allowed by its engine with the relaxed, comfortable driving nature typical of the entire Range Rover family.

Aside from the increased performance, Land Rover has given the SVR-spec Sport a comprehensive visual overhaul, significantly upping the aggression with larger intakes in the front fascia and a very noticeable set of quad-tipped exhausts at the back.

We have a small gallery of images of the SVR at its debut yesterday evening. Take a look up top for those, and then head below for the press release and the full gallery of official images from Land Rover.

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      • 4 Months Ago

      I'm guessing the next Defender will simply be re-badged Jaguar XE with some brush guards.

      Caleb Hart
      • 3 Months Ago

      It's been a great ride for the Range Rover. The 8 speed transmission on this thing is going to make it amazing on the interstate. Not to mention the V8 engine is going to give it that acceleration that was talked about (0-60 in 4.5). Having owned a couple land rovers in the past, I am very excited to at least test drive one of these at the dealership

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      • 4 Months Ago

      Porsche. There is no substitute.

        • 4 Months Ago

        Really? I'd take a Range Rover all day long over a Porsche "SUV"

      • 4 Months Ago

      I just bought my Land Rover with the money I made from It!!!