Here’s How Quick the Range Rover Sport SVR is on Dirt, Snow, and Grass

By Team Writer / January 27, 2017

Thankfully for Range Rover Sport SVR owners, Land Rover has conducted acceleration tests on several types of terrain so you can quote the right number for a given surface. The SVR test car was equipped with Michelin 275/45R21 all-season tires, and the driver left it up to the Land Rover Terrain Response 2 system to decide which mode to be in for the traction conditions. For a baseline, Land Rover estimates the SVR can sprint to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.7 seconds on asphalt. In Motor Trends tests, the SVR was quite a bit quicker at 4.3 seconds.

Key Takeaways:

  • Land Rover conducted all-terrain acceleration tests at six venues across Europe. The sites were chosen specifically for their terrain, which included snow, mud, gravel, grass, and sand.
  • The SVR test car was equipped with Michelin 275/45R21 all-season tires, and the driver left it up to the Land Rover Terrain Response 2 system to decide which mode to be in for the traction conditions.
  • The system automatically judges the terrain and selects an appropriate driving mode, choosing from General Driving, Dynamic, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl modes for the best program to put down the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8’s 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.

“The SVO-tuned SUV hits 62 mph in 5.5 seconds on grass and sand, and 5.3 seconds on gravel. Mud takes a bit longer at 6.5 seconds, but snow raises that time to a sluggish 11.3 seconds.”

http://www.motortrend.com/news/heres-how-quick-the-range-rover-sport-svr-is-on-dirt-snow-and-grass/

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