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Range Rover Sport SVR does 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds on sand (video)

Land Rover has released a clip of the mighty Range Rover Sport SVR showcasing its impressive acceleration figures on low-grip surfaces.

The clip (below) shows the 405kW Range Rover Sport SVR logging 0-100km/h sprints on surfaces like asphalt, grass, gravel, sand, mud and even snow. The Range Rover Sport SVR in each test was fitted with Michelin 275/45 R21 All Season rubber.

First up was a standard 0-100km/h run on asphalt, on the Rockingham Motor Speedway, where it logged a 4.7 second sprint – essentially matching our own 4.76-second time we achieved in the SVR. The second test sees a 0-100km/h sprint taken care of in 5.5 seconds on wet grass, with the gravel run returning an even faster 5.3 seconds.

The SVR was then taken to Arjeplog in Northern Sweden to log the snow and ice run of 11.3 seconds, and back to Land Rover’s test facility for the 6.5 second mud run. The final sand run returned an equally impressive 5.5-second 0-100km/h sprint.

Driver Darren Jones, Stability Applications Leader at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The Range Rover Sport SVR is famed for its on-road performance but this hasn’t been achieved at the expense of customary Land Rover capability. Our Terrain Response 2 technology takes the stress out of driving in all conditions.”

This series of tests was designed to showcase Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, with adjustable driving modes for different conditions. The full list of times can be seen below:

Terrain

Mode

0-100km/h time

Asphalt

Dynamic

4.7 seconds

Grass

Grass, Gravel and Snow

5.5 seconds

Gravel

Grass, Gravel and Snow

5.3 seconds

Snow

Grass, Gravel and Snow

11.3 seconds

Mud

Mud and Ruts

6.5 seconds

Sand

Sand

5.5 seconds

 

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.