In V8 Supercharged specification, the Range Rover SVAutobiography is more powerful than any Range Rover in history, while maintaining the outstanding off-road capability and unrivalled luxury for which Range Rover is world-renowned.
The Range Rover SVAutobiography is available in both long wheelbase and standard wheelbase derivatives with the full line-up of Range Rover's powertrains, in addition to the new 550PS V8 Supercharged engine.
Designed for peerless luxury
The SVAutobiography takes the flagship Range Rover to even greater heights of design sophistication and levels of luxury execution. New features and exquisite detailing further consolidate its position as the world's most luxurious and capable vehicle.
For the first time on Range Rover, customers of the SVAutobiography are able to specify a unique Duo-tone body colour option. The combination of Santorini Black upper body and nine colour choices for the lower body create true distinction and individualism.
Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern said: 'With the SVAutobiography, we have taken the opportunity to optimise greater levels of luxury execution and precision to the Range Rover, while delivering beautiful levels of detailing that considerably enhance the customer's experience of our flagship vehicle.'
The new vehicle is distinguished with new Range Rover bonnet lettering and the tailgate is adorned with the new SVAutobiography badging. An exclusive front grille is finished in distinctive Graphite Atlas and polished chrome, further promoting its visual differentiation.
On the most powerful 550PS supercharged V8 version, quad tailpipes subtly hint at the huge reserves of power available.
World-class luxury interior
Much of the driver's switchgear including the start-stop surround and rotary controls are machined from solid aluminium with beautiful knurled details, as are the foot pedals. This detailing continues to both the front and rear centre console, with distinctive materials for the cup holder areas and socket covers. New armrest adjusters not only bring a similar level of machined detail, but also make them even easier to use.
Rear-seat passengers relax in luxurious seating complete with a chiller compartment and powered deployable tables. Solid aluminium coat hooks are incorporated into the rear pillars while, on the floor, aluminium seat rail finishers and deep twist pile mohair carpet mats complete the feeling of sumptuous comfort.
A leather-covered handbook and polished Autobiography key fob in knurled finish add finishing touches.
New to Range Rover for 2016 Model Year, SVAutobiography offers the option of a sliding loadspace floor. Made from beautifully crafted aluminium and a choice of veneer options, the floor extends rearwards to optimise practicality and ease of use for loading and unloading.
For those customers who enjoy the versatility of Range Rover's split tailgate, Special Vehicle Operations has developed 'Event Seating'. Stowed in the luggage compartment, Event Seating can be quickly and easily deployed to provide comfortable seats for two adults on the tailgate lower. Hand crafted from beautiful stitched Windsor leather with a highly durable aluminium frame, this option will appeal to those who appreciate the duality of Range Rover's 'business and pleasure' characteristics.
The most powerful Range Rover
The Range Rover SVAutobiography is not only the most luxurious ever series-production Range Rover, it's also the most powerful when specified with the V8 Supercharged engine. Shared with the high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR, the all-aluminium 5.0-litre engine produces an astonishing 550PS and 680Nm of torque. Despite substantial gains of 40PS and 55Nm compared with existing V8 Supercharged derivatives, efficiency remains unaffected.
Key to the SVAutobiography's increase in performance is optimisation of the Bosch engine management system and retuning of the Roots-type twin vortex supercharger's electronic bypass valve, to increase maximum available boost pressure during high-performance driving.
The 550PS engine retains the same extremely high levels of refinement and flexibility for which existing derivatives are widely acclaimed, with maximum torque available at 3500rpm. This provides both effortless overtaking ability and peerless off-road capability.
A new exhaust system with distinctive quad polished chrome tailpipes ensures optimal flow rates and a subtly enriched engine note for this performance-oriented luxury model.
The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission continues to offer seamless gear changes and an adaptive-shift logic that intelligently adjusts to driver behaviour. The advanced transmission can also be controlled via the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifts, ensuring the perfect combination of refinement and driver engagement.
Alongside the V8 supercharged engine, SVAutobiography customers can choose from the SDV6 Hybrid and SDV8 powertrain derivatives with increases in efficiency and performance for the 2016 Model Year.