What does SVR mean? explaining Land Rover and Jaguar special vehicles

Posted 13th June 2019

Land Rover SVR

If you thought the quality of Land Rover and Jaguar cars was as good as it gets, then it’s time to think again. Both marques offer exclusive versions of their most popular models, redesigned and refined by their Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) divisions.

Range Rover SVR & Jaguar SVO

SVR versions of Land Rover and Jaguar cars take athletic style and performance to the highest levels. Wrapped in familiar bodies, you’ll find truly maximised functionality that combines supercharged engines with lightweight drive systems and standout looks. Like the SVO acronym, SVR stands for Special Vehicles - with the ‘R’ denoting the highest level of automotive quality and refinement.

Experience the Land Rover SVR

Thrilling sports performance meets interior luxury in the Range Rover SVR by Land Rover. It’s designed to be electrifying on the road - in every way you can imagine.

The ‘R’ in Land Rover SVR signifies the peak potential of its Range Rover family, and fans of the brand can tell what makes the Range Rover SVR unique: front and side vents increase airflow and look at home alongside the familiar shape of the Range Rover Sport, while 22-inch alloy wheels befit the SVR’s powerful potential.

Range Rover Sport SVR 0-60: 4.3 seconds
Range Rover Sport SVR top speed: 176mph

Land Rover SVR (2)

Land Rover SVR (1)

Land Rover SVR (3)

Land Rover SVR Vehicles 2021/2022

There are currently two new Land Rover SVR cars available, the Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition. Not to mention the full range of used Land Rover cars.

SVR is joined by the Land Rover SVAutobiogaphy collection which - like the Land Rover SVR - demonstrates true handmade craftsmanship in style, finish and performance.

Range Rover Sport SVR Specs

The new Range Rover Sport SVR is set apart from the rest of the Land Rover collection: a ferocious 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, which means 567bhp and 700Nm of torque. The cabin is as luxurious as you’d expect from a Range Rover, the SVO team have tweaked damping and stability to make handling the pure power of the SVR a pleasure.

It sits proudly on 21” polished grey alloys with an assured stance, with specially tuned suspension and damping for a smooth, refined experience.

Windsor leather lines the supportive Performance seats for the utmost comfort. And a Meridian Surround Sound System, Touch Pro Duo and Interactive Driver Display come together to make one of the most immersive infotainment systems around.

Range Rover Sport SVR

Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition

Then there’s the Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition with added bold charm. Same powerful performance. New sleek carbon fibre touches. It's these painstakingly crafted finer details that raise the Carbon Edition to new heights.

On top of all the technology, power and style of the Sport SVR, the Carbon Edition comes with an SVR Carbon Fibre Exterior Pack. This comes in the form of an exposed Carbon Fibre bonnet with a matching engine cover and interior trim.

Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition

Explore our used Land Rover cars for older Land Rover SVR models.

Discover the Jaguar SVR

Motorsport spirit comes as standard in all Jaguar cars, but Jaguar SVR vehicles take this racing lineage to the extreme.

What is Jaguar SVR?

These are the halo models. Unique vehicles made with one thing in mind: pure performance. Any Jaguar car badged with SV is something special.

Jaguar SVO & SVR Vehicles - 2021/2022

From sporty SUVs to sleek coupes, there are plenty of new Jaguar SVO and SVR cars to choose from. This includes the F-PACE SVR, the F-TYPE HERITAGE 60 EDITION and the XE SV Project 8.


Game-changing power with proper SUV practicality. The new Jaguar F-PACE SVR is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine with 550PS, breezing from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds.

Fresh touches of exclusive style include bold air intakes, a sporty rear spoiler and side fender vents. Not only do these look the part, but they work together to improve handling and performance.

The cabin matches with ample sports luxury throughout. It comes with an SVR leather steering wheel with supportive thumb grips, performance Windsor leather seats and SVR detailing throughout.



Light, sharp and fast, the F-TYPE SVR is the fastest of its family to date, with a top speed of 200mph. Its supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine packs up to 567bhp, using a four-wheel-drive system to let it blast from 0-60mph in under 3.5 seconds.

Fast and flighty, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is made from lightweight materials and optimised throughout - including ceramic brakes, titanium exhaust and redesigned suspension - to make it as lean as possible. The SVO innovation keeps the F-TYPE SVR glued to the road and drift-free around corners, so you’re able to make the most of that top speed. The F-TYPE SVR comes in Convertible and Coupé versions.

Jaguar F TYPE SVR2


The F-TYPE HERITAGE 60 EDITION is limited to 60 units worldwide. Its 567bhp V8 Supercharged engine is the pinnacle of performance, and it's the first Jaguar since the ‘60s to come in the legendary Sherwood Green finish.

It’s available as a Coupé or Convertible, so you can choose between pure sporty charm or drop-top excitement. Inside you’re treated to the definition of luxury, in the form of 12-way heated Performance seats with full leather upholstery, a Meridian Sound System for studio-quality audio and much more.




Jaguar describes the XE SV PROJECT 8 as their most extreme performance car ever. It currently holds the fastest ever lap on the Nordschleife for a production four-door sedan. How? A Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine with 591bhp, backed up with motorsports suspension, unique All-Wheel-Drive and a customisable ride height.

If you’re all about track performance, go for the two-seater with carbon-fibre racing seats. If you’re going to be out on the roads, there’s the four-seater with Ebony leather-lined Performance seats.


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For more information, please contact Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover Melksham:

Dick Lovett Jaguar Melksham - 01225 562 764

Dick Lovett Land Rover Melksham - 01225 562 785

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