The current L494 Range Rover Sport is nearly reaching its end-of-life in showrooms, having enjoyed considerable success since its introduction back in 2014. As a farewell, Range Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations department has launched a special edition SVR “Ultimate” to give the model a proper send-off.
And by “proper”, we mean proper fancy. The Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition is available in a selection of hand-finished exterior colour choices, including Gloss Maya Blue, Gloss Marl Grey, and Satin Ligurian Black – the first two are exclusive to the new Ultimate edition, and features reflective fine white glass flake particles in their solid base coat to give it an “intense star-like sparkle”.
No matter which colour you choose though, you’ll still get the roof in a contrasting Gloss Narvik Black hue, alongside the Black knurled Range Rover lettering on the bonnet and tailgate, with exclusive contrasting Fuji White outlines. The same colour combination is also used for the fender accents on the sides.
Other exterior highlights include the wing mirror caps, front grilles and grille surrounds, front wing detail, and tailgate finisher, all painted in the same Narvik Black colour. All Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition models also come with a body-coloured carbon fibre vented bonnet, as well as 22-inch five split-spoke forged alloy wheels, paired with black brake calipers.
The same posh treatment extends to the interior, with the addition of new specially commissioned chrome SV Bespoke B-pillar badges, black anodised metal gearshift paddles, and Ultimate edition illuminated door sill plates.
As usual, customers will be able to choose their own interior upholstery options, but JLR apparently recommends an ‘Ebony and Cirrus’ interior, which wraps the lightweight Performance Seats in Windsor leather and contrasting Suedecloth, with the SVR logo embossed on the headrests.
As for performance, the existing 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine is carried over from the Range Rover Sport SVR. With 575 hp and 700 Nm of torque, the “fastest, most powerful and most dynamic Land Rover” sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, onward to a top speed of 280 km/h.
The new Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition will make its public debut at the Salon Prive next month, but is now already available to order globally, priced at £123,900 (Approx. RM718k) in the UK.