Only a few months ago, at one of the largest, if not the largest, motor shows in Geneva, Land Rover decided to unveil its 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR which has now been spotted testing at the Nurburgring. The vehicle that was seen was actually the Velar SVR and based on its license plates, we can conclude that this was exactly the same SUV that had been spotted several weeks ago. The only difference now is that we can see the Velar SVR in action, displaying its power as it races at the world’s most popular track.
Let’s disregard those design changes delivered for the sportiest model and move on to an interesting part – take a look at the door handles on the Velar SVR and you will notice that they are traditional while that is not the case with the regular Velar. The standard model has those sleek flush door handles, so the question that arises here is why the sporty version doesn’t have these really cool handles as well? This means that the production Range Rover Velar SVR is going to sport the traditional “openers.” Just for the record – the electric motors of the door handles are so powerful that they can function even if a four-millimeter ice is covering them.
The 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR is going to lose some weight, and it will feature a sportier chassis setup, while the vehicle will sit on bigger bespoke wheels and have enlarged brakes. Under the hood of the Velar lies the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 unit that will generate 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque and thus match the performance numbers of the Range Rover Sport SVR. It should take the vehicle 4.2 seconds to reach 62 mph from a standstill.
Besides the Range Rover Velar, JLR is preparing the F-Pace SVR as well, and this model might even appear at the podium in Frankfurt this September, while the Velar will be introduced early next year.