Fast SUVs are a sort of guilty pleasure for many car writers I know, and an outright joy for others. Even with a design brief that may challenge sanity – a capable off-roader that one can take to a track day, you say? – there's something compelling in the milieu of upright, wide-shouldered looks and a brawny powertrain.
What I found out in NY was that, no surprise Range Rover pulls off the mixture even better than most. Or, at least until Jeep submits to reason and brings us a Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat, the SVR deserves top-fast-SUV consideration with Porsche and BMW offerings.
You may have read the review, but take some time to watch the big blue meanie in action, too. As usual, I urge you to turn the volume up.