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What do we have here? We have the Range Rover Velar HSE R-Dynamic P300. This means Land Rover has now plumbed in a 296bhp version of its 2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium petrol engine into a range that already includes a 247bhp version of the same engine, a 375bhp supercharged V6 P380, a 296bhp V6 diesel D300 and a 237bhp 4cyl diesel D240. Confused? Essentially Land Rover is plugging a niche in the Velar range for those who are diesel-adverse, don’t want a full-fat supercharged V6, but find 247bhp a little underwhelming. As I said… niche. How do the numbers stack up? Firstly there’s the price - £67,380 for this top-spec HSE R-Dynamic model we drove - £2,500 more than a P250 in the same spec. That’s £50 per extra horsepower. Or look at it this way, for only £3,000 more you can have the V6 diesel D300, Top Gear’s top pick when it comes to Velars. Oddly, upgrading from a P300 to a V6 diesel engine in a Discovery sets you back just £600. Clearly, everything costs a bit more in the world of Range Rover.