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Overfinch has made the Range Rover SVR even madder
Famed Rangey tuner discovers levels of madness north of the standard, 162mph SVR
Thought the super fast, anti-socially noisy, surprisingly sideways Range Rover Sport SVR was as aggressive as Rangeys could get? You are wrong, according to Overfinch, who has teased its latest Supersport.
It’s a repurposed SVR, and the renowned Range Rover tuner has focused on cutting weight, boosting power and making the car sharper to drive. Those whose heads are scrambled by trying to extract sports car dynamics from two-ton-plus machines will not have an easy time computing this.
Among Overfinch’s dieting techniques include 22in Leggero wheels (saving 5.5kg each, apparently), a carbon bonnet (another 5kg) and a titanium exhaust (11kg lighter). The latter also contributes towards a boost to performance – and no doubt noise – that the frankly mad SVR was not crying out for.
How much of the weight saving is then negated by the addition of a body kit has not been revealed, but it is at least cast from carbon, and designed by Prodrive, a name intrinsically linked to a plethora of fantastic performance cars.
Performance figures have yet to be revealed; the standard SVR produces 542bhp, hits a 162mph top speed and completes 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds. It’s also better to drive than you might dare imagine. An increase in power combined with chipping away at its chunky kerb weight should see improvements across its spec sheet.
Just 25 will be made, priced at a tenner under £180,000. That’s knocking on for twice the price of a standard (albeit pre-options) SVR.
We’ll bring you more info (and pictures) as Overfinch sheds more light on the Supersport, but for now we’ll ask you this: should SUVs display more decorum than this? Or the sillier the better, in your opinion?