Range Rover Sports SVR: an impressive, noisy, attention-grabbing, race-perfect SUV
It’s big, spacious, good looking in a macho way and most importantly, very loud! You don’t need horns in the Range Rover Sport SVR, just move and people will get out of your way……with its exhaust note better suited to a race track. The guys at Special Vehicle Racing really know how to get the 9-year-old out of every occupant in that SUV, unless you’re one of those guys that do 40kph on the fast lane.
Inside it’s an overwhelming array of buttons reminiscent of the old Porche Cayenne, you will need a day or two, maybe weeks to get used to this cockpit……and they said pilots have it easy pah!
Still, on the interior, the bucket seats and carbon fibre accents give you a glimpse of what’s to come before taking it for a spin.
The biggest highlight of this SUV is its “clear road” exhaust note. it gives you a detailed description of what a 550hp V8 sounds like as you power through the streets of Lekki in 5-second bursts………yes, Lagos traffic, killing joy since 1986. But you might as well amuse yourself by revving it next to unsuspecting drivers in Lekki traffic, the reactions will be priceless.
Asides the party piece look at me SVR soundtrack, this big brute has a lot of cool features onboard like the self-parking system and the sonar wade sensing system, as if Range Rover added that perk for people living on the Island.
The wade sensing system monitors the depth of water you’re driving through and alerts you when it’s getting too deep, a great way to avoid those unsuspecting gutters.
The Ranger Rover Sport SVR might just be the perfect vehicle for Nigerians. It’s loud with a proven 4 wheel drivetrain, super comfortable and quite fast (You’ll have to go for night drives to exploit this feature).
Check out our drive around in one here
Also, read about America’s obsession with the SUV.
Written by Tunde Oyeyode