The Range Rover Velar receives 405 kW V8 … and is coming to SA


Land Rover has dropped its 5.0-liter supercharged 405 kW V8 in the Range Rover Velar to create this new SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. And the new flagship is scheduled to be launched in South Africa in the second half of 2019, with prices starting from R1 714,000.

Developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, the new model will be sold by dealers for just one year.

Thanks to its eight-cylinder engine (coupled to all four corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission), the British company says the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition will reach 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds, before reaching 274 km / h.

The new model will feature integrated brakes (with 395mm front discs and 396mm rear parts) and suspension components, in addition to what Land Rover describes as "custom settings for everything from powertrain to security systems".

So how will you identify one off the road? Well, the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition features a specific model front bumper with larger air intakes and a new grille, while new lower side frames and a revised rear bumper design (now with integrated quad exhaust pipes) are also included .

The letters "Range Rover" on the hood and rear door, in turn, have a knurled finish. The SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is also the only Velar available in a Satin Byron Blue metallic paint finish. Regardless of which of the six exterior colors is specified, a Narvik Black roof will be released by default.

Light alloys of 21 inches are also part of the package, while 22-inch items will be offered as an option. Red brake calipers with "Land Rover" letters are also included, with discreet, glossy black items optionally available.

Inside, it comes in SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition stitched, perforated and padded (four-color) exclusive Windsor leather, along with 20-way adjustable heated and heated front seats (with memory and massage function).

The cabin also features an exclusive sports steering wheel with a specially contoured rim and aluminum gear shift levers. The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system's circular gear selector and circular control dials feature a knurled finish, a theme repeated (albeit digitally) on the 12.3-inch instrument panel displays.
Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition

Article written by Ryan Bubear

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