The latest 550-horsepower SUV in Land Rover’s lineup will bow to North American audiences for the first time at the upcoming 2019 New York International Auto Show in April. Powered by the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 found in a number of other Jaguar and Land Rover products, such as the Jaguar F-Type, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition hustles from zero-to-60 mph in a claimed 4.3 seconds.
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For the exterior, there’s a new grille and front bumper vents to increase airflow to the engine and cool the brakes, and the rear gets a new valance with quad tailpipes. A tray under the transmission tunnel smooths out the undercarriage for better airflow. The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is also the only Velar model available in Satin Byron Blue (pictured), and the Narvik Black contrast roof is standard across paint jobs.Lightweight 21-inch wheels are standard and allow for larger brakes — 15.5 inches in front, 15.6 inches in the rear — while only weighing as much as 20-inchers; unique 22-inch wheels are available.
The interior gets SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition-exclusive “double-stitched, perforated and quilted Windsor leather” to maintain a sense of luxury — it is a Range Rover, after all. The sportiest Velar also gets a unique sport steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles. Knurled aluminum interior accents are standard, and it wouldn’t be a sporty trim level without an available carbon-fiber interior package.
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Pricing isn’t available yet, but don’t be shocked if the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition crests the $100,000 mark. Stay tuned for more coverage of it and other vehicles live from the show floor at the New York auto show.
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