So, while Land Rover helps Jaguar launch its first crossover, the performance gurus at Jaguar can in turn help their brothers at Land Rover launch their first truly performance-oriented sport-utility vehicle. That, of course, would be the new Range Rover Sport SVR – the first in what promises to be a long line of vehicles from both companies to wear those letters. Previewed at Goodwood and revealed at Pebble Beach, the Range Rover Sport SVR packs the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 – all 550 metric horsepower of it – as the Jaguar XJR, XFR-S and F-Type R, but packs room for seven, all-wheel drive, a high riding position and even more utility than the XFR-S Sportbrake we drove at the Nürburgring recently.
But don't take our word for it. Land Rover has released this 1:30-long video clip showing the Range Rover Sport SVR behaving most un-Land Roverly at the Rockingham Motor Speedway, which, rather suitably, happens to be the UK's fastest racing circuit.