British manufacturer Land Rover has been a titan in the industry since the 1940s, crafting rugged off-roaders. And when the Range Rover came around in the 1970s, the label’s status was cemented. Succeeding this legendary release, the Discovery and Freelander models closely followed, characterized by their iconic boxy silhouettes. When the Range Rover Sport dropped in 2005, we saw some welcome rugged improvements on the luxurious Range Rover. And now the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV Edition One is carrying on with the upgrades (specifically on the Range Rover Sport SVR), with new additions and a 626 horsepower engine, making it the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover Sport to date.
Land Rover has included a Twin Turbo 4.4 liter V8 engine from BMW, providing the aforementioned 626 horsepower, 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, and 553lbs of torque, along with updated suspension and brakes. This new suspension has adjustable air springs and interlinked hydraulic dampers, significantly reducing pitch and roll and lowering the chassis. The new Octyma front brake calipers (the largest we’ve seen in a Range) and the Carbon Ceramic Brake Discs provide better efficiency and are less prone to deterioration. Some carbon fiber accents and detailing are also making an appearance, specifically with the wheels and the tailpipes (along with parts of the body). Also making its debut in the Range Rover is the Body and Soul Seat (BASS), providing haptic feedback to make music (or any audio) more immersive.
The hybrid model of the Range Rover Sport is also seeing some updates, giving us 542 horsepower and up to 51 miles on a single charge, thanks to a new electric motor.
The 2024 Range Rover Sport SV Edition One is only available to invited customers for the first year of production (and they’re already sold out) and will be limited to the SV Edition One trim.