The prototype we have here allows us to notice the production front fascia, even though the car is still camouflaged. Nevertheless, the gaping air intakes of the upcoming model will be among the most air-hungry on the market.
It’s no secret that the Velar risks cannibalizing the Range Rover Sport and for now, there are two main aspects that set them apart. To be more precise, the Velar lacks the seven-seater configuration of the RRS, as well as the latter’s V8 firepower.
Well, the arrival of the 2019 Velar SVR will change the V8 motivation aspect, since the velocity-friendly behemoth will be animated by the company’s trialed and tested supercharged 5.0-liter V8.
And while the engine delivers 575 hp under the hood of the F-Type SVR, the Velar tune could see the mill being… limited to 550 hp.
More importantly, the Brit might beat rivals such as the upcoming 2019 BMW X5 M at the scale game. With the aluminum construction of the SUV and the weight savings introduced by the SVR treatment, the Rangie could weigh in at around 1,800 kg (under 4,000 lbs).
And while machines like the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo might pack the dynamic attributes to give the Velar SVR a hard time, the Brit’s blown V8 soundtrack will be difficult to one-up.
The 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR is expected to make its debut this fall.