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BLINK AND MISS IT The newest Range Rover promises to be the most fleet of foot yet. The SVAutobiography Dynamic has been designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations and follows the Range Rover Sport SVR and the Range Rover SVAutobiography. Appropriately, the all-new car has a little of both of them; the dynamism of the SVR and the luxury of the SVAutobiography. The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic features the same 550PS supercharged 5.0-litre V8 as the Range Rover Sport SVR but specially calibrated for this latest application. An enormous 680nm of torque means the SVAutobiography Dynamic can reach 60mph just in 5.4secs. All of the key mechanical components of the SVAutobiography Dynamic’s suspension – knuckles, links, springs and dampers – have been re-engineered by SVO specialists to match the increased performance. Most obviously the ride height is 8mm lower which combined with the red Barembo-branded brakes and standard 21ins, or optional 22ins wheels gives the new car a strikingly dynamic stance. The car also benefits from two state-of-the-art technologies, Dynamic Response and Adaptive Dynamics. Dynamic Response reduces roll in corners to improve handling and driver and passenger comfort while Adaptive Dynamics constantly monitors both driver input and the road surface to optimise the driver’s sense of control while still delivering the Range Rover’s signature refinement. Special Vehicle Operations design team has created a look with true sporting credentials inside and out. A new finish – Graphite Atlas – is applied to the side vents, grille, front bumper accents, and the bonnet and tailgate finisher. The classic Range Rover script is also rendered in the new finish and the SVAutobiography badge contains a distinctive red flash to signify the intent of this car. Inside the SVAutobiography Dynamic gets distinctive diamond-quilted seats, available in four different colours. The knurled finish first seen on the SVAutobiography is applied to key tactile surfaces such as the rotary transmission controller and the start/stop button. The fascia and the door casings are finished in Grand Black veneer with the door casing veneer featuring a subtle keyline in red. Finally, for a last touch of elegance, SVO even bind the handbook of this most extraordinary new Range Rover to match its stunning looks. FIND OUT MORE about the Range Rover SVAutobiography at landrover.com N A V I G A T O R 15
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.