Land Rover South Africa has announced plans to launch the new Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition locally in the final quarter of 2020.
As its name suggests, the special-edition model is set apart by a raft of carbon-fibre details.
Indeed, visible sections of the lightweight material are found on the centre part of the bonnet (complete with integrated cooling vents), the front bumper insert surrounds, the grille (plus vent surrounds), the side-mirror caps and the tailgate. A carbon-fibre engine cover is also included in the package.
Inside, you’ll find a carbon finish on the SVR-branded steering wheel along with illuminated “SVR Carbon Edition” treadplates. Furthermore, the special model rides on 22-inch five-split-spoke lightweight alloy wheels finished in gloss black.
Like the “standard” SVR, the special-edition model employs the firm’s supercharged 5,0-litre V8 engine, delivering 423 kW and 700 N.m to all four corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission. That’s enough, says Land Rover, for a blast from standstill to 100 km/h in 4,5 seconds and a top speed of 283 km/h.
Land Rover South Africa says local pricing will be released closer to the Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition’s official arrival towards the end of the year.