High-performance SUVs tend to be the realm of German automakers and their performance studios, like Porsche, Mercedes-AMG and BMW's M division. But the Brits aren't about to sit around and let their Teutonic rivals have all the high-riding, high-output fun. Bentley promises its Bentayga will be the fastest one yet, but before it does, Land Rover has stepped up with the new Range Rover Sport SVR – a thoroughly British take on the formula. And who better to evaluate its merits than Harry Metcalfe?

The founding editor of Evo magazine may be semi-retired, but he's still producing videos for our enjoyment on YouTube. He also served as a consultant to Jaguar Land Rover in setting up the Special Vehicle Operations division responsible for this, its first proper performance SUV. So he may not be the most impartial journalist to evaluate JLR's latest, but then he's not out to review it in full – just to give us an early look at the performance ute... and before the rest of us get our hands on it, at that.

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