A fresh “Carbon Edition” version of the Range Rover Sport SVR has arrived in South Africa, sporting “extensive carbon-fibre detailing”.
Priced from R2 831 000 (or R2 858 462 including emissions tax), the Carbon Edition commands a R203 600 premium over the “standard” (for lack of a better word) SVR.
So, what do you score for the extra outlay? Well, the newcomer boasts visible carbon-fibre in an exposed centre section of the bonnet, which also features integrated cooling vents. The front bumper, meanwhile, has been reprofiled to improve brake cooling, while carbon trim has been applied to the surrounds of the bumper vents, grille, lower grille surrounds, side-mirror caps, tailgate finisher and engine cover.
In addition, the Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition upgrades to lightweight 22-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black, and furthermore gains body-coloured detailing at the rear and an “SVR” badge in place of the Land Rover logo.
Inside, you’ll find illuminated treadplates as well as lightweight SVR Performance seats (some 30 kg lighter than the standard items) finished in perforated Windsor leather and complete with a heating function (the rear pews are heated, too). The SVR Carbon Edition also boasts a 19-speaker Meridian surround-sound system.
As a reminder, the supercharged 5,0-litre V8 produces an unchanged 423 kW and 700 N.m, which Land Rover says it enough for a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4,5 seconds and a top speed of 283 km/h.