Published on February 7th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Revealed

Want the Velar in its topmost form? Well, good news for you. Land Rover just announced that the exclusive SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition of the Velar will be made available.

First and foremost, this version of the Velar comes with a 5-litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine that delivers 550PS. 0-100km/h in dispatched in just 4.5 seconds. They’ve even given special tuning to the 8-speed gearbox, Electronic Active Differential, steering, Adaptive Dampers, anti-roll bars and Dynamic Stability Control. Stopping power also gets an upgrade in the form of high-performance SV brakes.

The SVAutobiography trim builds on the Velar’s elegant simplicity with heightened levels of luxury and comfort. It sports a purposeful appearance to signify the performance halo of the Velar range, with optimised aerodynamics and cooling performance. You will find a new front bumper with larger air intakes to feed the V8 Supercharged engine and cool the uprated braking system. A new grille and lower side mouldings combine with a revised rear bumper featuring integrated quad exhaust finishers.

The exterior changes combine with a transmission tunnel undertray to ensure the fastest Velar in the range cuts through the air more efficiently.

Even the Range Rover lettering on the bonnet and tailgate has been enhanced, with a knurled finish on the metal element of the two-piece letters adding a fresh degree of sophistication to the exterior.

The SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is also the only Velar available in Satin Byron Blue – a metallic paint finish from Special Vehicle Operations’ Premium Palette range – and all models feature a contrast Narvik Black roof as standard. Lightweight 21-inch forged wheels, or optional 22-inch designs featuring diamond-turned finish are available on this model.

Inside, you’ll quilted, perforated and twin-stitched leather upholstery, a sports steering wheel, as well as knurled aluminium infotainment controllers and rotary shifter. An optional carbon fibre pack for the interior adds a more contemporary feel to the cabin, with a distinctive steel weave, while sports pedals and illuminated metal treadplates with Range Rover script complete the look.

The individual SV elements extend to the 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display featuring unique ‘digitally knurled’ dials which deliver an expertly handcrafted sense and finish to the digital experience inside the mid-size SUV and a bespoke SVAutobiography Dynamic start-up screen.

This digital detailing continues with the electronics that underpin the driving characteristics of the new flagship Velar model.

Calibrations for the AWD system, Active Rear Locking Differential, eight-speed transmission, steering and air suspension have all been honed and are bespoke to the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition; delivering a more focused driving experience. Engineers at Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations spent 63,900 hours fine-tuning the unique calibration to optimise the ride, handling and responsiveness.

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