Range Rover unveils Velar with big V8 power

2020 Range Rover Velar
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Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, developed a new top-tier vehicle, the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 542 horsepower. The Velar output is just below the full-sized the 557 horsepower Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, but just above the 518 horsepower Range Rover Sport Autobiography Dynamic. The Velar still weighs in over 300 pounds less than either model. 

Performance improvements for the Velar SVA include software for steering, eight-speed transmission, locking rear differential, AWD system and dampers. The automaker added firmer air suspension, two piece brakes with red calipers, active exhaust, stronger transfer case and 21-inch forged aluminum wheels. The wheels are fabricated to be light weight, and can be upgraded to 22-inch diamond-turned wheels, pretty flashy in Silver Sparkle. 

The new grille embraces the front bumper with larger air intakes and redesigned side sills. The four vertical exhaust finishers run along the blacked-out rear bumper. The Velar SVA has six exterior colors being offered, five standard colors and the sixth is an SVO special, Satin Byron Blue. All the models and colors will have a Narvik Black roof and knurled finished lettering on the front and back to finish the fine details. 

The interior has the quilted and perforated Windsor leather with twin stitching in Ebony, Vintage Tan, Pimento or Cirrus, with 20-way, climate control front seats as a standard feature. On the sports steering wheel, drivers can use the aluminum paddles for shifting in different drive modes. To compliment the exterior design, knurled dials on the center console and the digital Touch Prp Duo screen all match. 

The Velar SVA will only be one sale for one year, but Range Rover will not limit production. The automaker has not put a price to the vehicle version available in the U.S. markets yet.

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