The Range Rover Sport SVR costs $110,475. For that, you get a supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower and 502 pound feet of torque, but no fog lights exactly for the same reason. And there's more.
Harry Metcalfe left Evo Magazine to become an advisor at Jaguar Land Rover, setting up Special Vehicle Operations which gave us three cars so far: The stunning Jaguar F-Type Project 7, the über luxurious Holland&Holland Range Rover and the fastest SUV from Land Rover ever, the Sport SVR.
SUVs aren't supposed to be fast around race tracks, but since the Germans started jamming their biggest engines into their softroaders, the rest of the field had to step up their game as well.
To turn the a Range Rover Sport into something stupidly fast, they replaced its fog lights with bigger air intakes and intercoolers, gave it a properly firm adjustable suspension, beefed up the brakes with Brembo's help and put the whole kit onto 22 inch wheels. With all the torque vectoring, the lack of roll and the V8's fury, the SVR became a SUV that reaches a 100 mph in 10.8 seconds. Take that, X6 M!
For me, it's still the Project 7 I'm afraid. I saw that car in person, and it's OMG material.