Range Rover just landed a new edition for the Sport SVR model, thrilling in a carbon fibre body. The British automaker on Wednesday announced the latest round of updates which are being introduced for the 2021 model year.
As for the 2021 Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition, it receives an exposed carbon fiber center section of the hood, front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and vent surrounds, and various other carbon accents. It also sits on its own 22-inch Gloss Black forged alloy wheels.
Another new addition to the range is the ‘Premium Black Pack’, offered exclusively for the Range Rover Sport P525 HSE Dynamic and including gloss black detailing on the hood and tailgate lettering, grille mesh and surround, fender and hood vent surrounds, and mirror caps. There is also a black contrast roof.
Inside, the updates continue. Land Rover notes that SE models come standard with grained leather upholstery and 14-way adjustable front seats while HSE Silver Edition, HST, and HSE Dynamic models are outfitted with Windsor leather 16-way adjustable front seats. Autobiography variants have 22-way adjustable front seats. Also featured is configurable ambient lighting, and a 2.1 gallon (7.8 liter) center console with an available cooler compartment or an optional refrigerator.
All 2021 Range Rover Sport models feature the carmaker’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that includes two 10-inch touchscreens while supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a 12-inch interactive digital gauge cluster and a Head-Up Display.
In the year when Range Rover celebrates its 50th anniversary, the luxury SUV will be offered with three additional versions – the HSE Westminster Edition, SVAutobiography Dynamic Black Edition, and Autobiography Fifty Edition, with the latter being restricted to just 1,970 vehicles in recognition of the year the original Range Rover was launched.
On the powertrain front, a host of four-, six-, and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are available, including mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.
Sitting at the base of the family is the Range Rover Sport SE with a mild-hybrid 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six Ingenium engine delivering 355 hp and 365 lb-ft (495 Nm), priced from $69,500. The least powerful engine of the bunch is the available 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel of the Range Rover Sport HSE Silver Edition that is good for 254 hp and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm).
Also offered is a plug-in hybrid 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium powertrain delivering 398 hp and 472 lb-ft (640 Nm) as well as a modified mild-hybrid 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 395 hp and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm). Standard models equipped with the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 have 518 hp and 461 lb-ft (625 Nm) while SVR models feature this same engine but uprated to 575 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).
The 2021 Range Rover Sport range kicks off with the SE priced from $70,850. At the other end of the spectrum, the SVR Carbon Edition is priced from $131,350. Both figures include destination.