Land Rover’s all-new Velar SUV made its official debut at this year’s Geneva auto show, but it isn’t available in showrooms yet. Still, what’s more interesting, the British car manufacturer appears to works on the high-performance model. Moreover, we are pretty sure that the 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR is coming, simply because we caught the prototype a few hours ago. The testing model features camouflage all around the bodywork, but we managed to figure out what’s going on.
Judging by the spy shots, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVR will sport several completely new exterior cues. The front bumper gets enlarged intakes, which is pretty logical because the mighty engine needs more fresh air for cooling. The rest of the front end stays unchanged, but the rear end packs a redesigned rear bumper with pretty large exhaust tips. In addition, the bumper also gets a diffuser, which isn’t the case with the regular model. Of course, the Velar SVR has a different braking system with larger discs and calipers. We were not able to see what’s cooking inside, but we are sure that the cabin gets SVR badging, along with special seats and upholstery.
The most potent regular Velar SUV uses a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine that delivers 380 horsepower. The 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR will offer significantly more power from its 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 mill. The carmaker hasn’t announced any official figures yet, but let’s say there will be somewhere between 500 and 575 horsepower. After all, Jaguar’s F-Pace SVR sports all 575 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque and as the Velar SVR won’t be anything more than an identical twin, it might get the most potent powertrain. In any case, the engine will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The high-performance Velar SUV should be introduced sometime in 2018, so it’s going to come as a 2019 model without any doubt. According to the latest reports, the amazing high-riding vehicle will cost around $65,000.