Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition announced
New flagship Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is available for one year only
Range Rover has launched the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, which adds visual, performance and comfort upgrades to the standard Velar model. The luxury SUV becomes the range-topping version of the Velar and is priced at £86,120. It will only be available to buy for the next 12 months.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is fitted with a 543bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, enabling the premium SUV to do 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds. Upgraded brakes and suspension have been added to complement the power on offer. Also included are an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, four-wheel drive, anti-roll bars, an electronic active differential and adaptive dampers. Quad exhaust pipes are the finishing touch to an active exhaust system intended to give the car a soundtrack to match its performance.
Visually, the most obvious additions are a new grille and new bumpers with larger air intakes. Look closely and there is a new finish for the Velar’s badging too. The car is available in Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Fuji White and Indus Silver, and is the only version of the Velar available in Satin Byron Blue. All models will have a contrasting black roof and 21-inch alloy wheels as standard; 22-inch alloys in a Silver Sparkle finish are available as an option.
The interior features leather upholstery specifically designed for the SVAutobiography, with buyers able to choose hide in Ebony, Cirrus, Vintage Tan or Pimento. Other interior highlights are a sports steering wheel with aluminium paddles, and 20-way memory and massage functional heated and vented seats. Sports pedals and illuminated metal treadplates are also standard.
A 12.3-inch driver display and infotainment system is specific to the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, and if that doesn’t feel sufficiently cutting-edge, a carbon fibre pack is on the options list to give the interior an even more contemporary feel.
The Velar slots into Land Rover’s upmarket Range Rover lineup between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and offers sleek styling to create a Range Rover alternative to the coupe-SUVs increasingly being offered by rivals. As such, it’s a rival for the Mercedes GLE Coupe and the BMW X6, not to mention the Porsche Macan and the Jaguar F-Pace. The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition takes its place at the top of the Velar range with levels of luxury and performance designed to challenge the most powerful and plush versions of these rivals.
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