Range Rover will reveal its sportiest Sport yet on May 31.
The Range Rover Sport SV is the successor to the supercharged V8-powered SVR, and the brand has released a video showing the development of the SUV.
It’s been tested in France, Italy, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.
The brand says it will initially launch the model with a limited edition, which will be offered by invitation early.
It also promises the new Sport flagship “will introduce a number of innovative world-first, sector-first and Range Rover-first technologies”.
It’s expected to ditch the venerable blown 5.0-litre for a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 sourced from BMW.
The Range Rover Sport P530 already uses a twin-turbo 4.4-litre from BMW, which produces 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque.
The SV is expected to push past not only that model’s outputs, but also the 423kW/700Nm figures of the old SVR. That could push it closer to not only the 460kW/750Nm BMW X5 M, but potentially even vehicles like the 487kW/850Nm Lamborghini Urus.
The teaser video depicts a camouflaged example, however we can see some undisguised details inside the cabin. These include an SV-badged steering wheel, a selectable SV drive mode, and paddle shifters with red illumination.
Previous spy photos have revealed the SV will feature quad exhaust outlets and a pronounced rear diffuser, among other aesthetic changes designed to give it a more aggressive look.
In addition to dropping the R from its name, the Range Rover Sport SV will also officially lose the Land Rover prefix.
Jaguar Land Rover is becoming JLR, and the Land Rover name has been killed as the company moves to a “House of Brands” approach.
All vehicles will be sold under the Range Rover, Defender, Discovery and Jaguar brands.
JLR head of design Jerry McGovern told Autocar “the reality is Range Rover is a brand and so is Defender”.
“Customers say they own a Range Rover. In luxury, you need absolute clarity. Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography doesn’t give it,” he said.