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RRSman



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Velar SVR is coming - haters eat your heart out :)

Quicker than the RRS SVR - oh dear - bring on the comments - my pop corn is out Rolling with laughter

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-car...ber-542bhp

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The way it’s going they may be out before the MY18 RRS SVR with black wheels.

On a serious note why don’t JLR stop chucking out unfinished under developed cars and get what they are building fully functioning then move to new products

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Will be almost about £10,000 cheaper than the Sport SVR, but they will have the same problem with the normal Velar now in that the base car is very “basic” compared to the Sport (non SVR) so when you spec it with some goodies it ends up close to a Range Rover Sport price and then becomes a no brainier when you can purchase a Range Rover Sport.
So no doubt the SVR model will be exactly the same, with cost options on the Velar SVR will be standard equipment on the Sport SVR and then again why buy the Velar SVR when you can buy the Sport SVR which has more road presence and wow factor. Shocked

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I totally aree with you Lyonhead,,I don't think the Velar SVR will have the wow factor like the RRS SVR.I know which I'm getting next time I change & it wont be a Velar.

Andy Andy.

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If the Velar isnt selling now, how are they expecting a pricier version to sell?

LR marketed the Velar to sit between a sport and an evoque. I will always pick the sport over the other two and i think most people think the same. They are calling it the SV Coupe, Its too late as its now the sports little brother. If they called it a sport coupe in the beginning, and attached the 'sport' name to it, im sure they would sell more.

Either way, as long as my car gets through SVO unscathed and on time, i dont care. Wink 2012 Evoque
2014 Sport Autobiography
2015 SVR for the fun stuff
2016 Evoque SI4 Dynamic Lux for the daily drive
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I`d rather poke my eyes out than look at another one Sad Steve.

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Lyonhead wrote:
Will be almost about £10,000 cheaper than the Sport SVR, but they will have the same problem with the normal Velar now in that the base car is very “basic” compared to the Sport (non SVR) so when you spec it with some goodies it ends up close to a Range Rover Sport price and then becomes a no brainier when you can purchase a Range Rover Sport.
So no doubt the SVR model will be exactly the same, with cost options on the Velar SVR will be standard equipment on the Sport SVR and then again why buy the Velar SVR when you can buy the Sport SVR which has more road presence and wow factor. Shocked



Spot on Thumbs Up


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Hmm RS6 or SVR velar battle of the estate cars... Yawn SVR 2018 in Santorini Black.

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Cymruambyth wrote:
I`d rather poke my eyes out than look at another one Sad


Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter SVR 2018 in Santorini Black.

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Lyonhead



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Here’s another report on it.......

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/land-rover/r...ith-542bhp

Also it states in the write up “only available for one year Question Question Whistle Whistle

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RRSman



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Byron blue looks nice!

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RRSTDV8



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Re: Velar SVR is coming - haters eat your heart out :)

RRSman wrote:
Quicker than the RRS SVR - oh dear - bring on the comments - my pop corn is out Rolling with laughter

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-car...ber-542bhp

It's not competing with the RRS SVR though, it's competing with Audi and Merc high performance estate cars. And against them it'll fail.

The RRS SVR is a fully capable high performance SUV. The Velar SVR is a high performance AWD estate car. There are better options out there. The RS6 will blow this away and be a better buy, more reliable, better infotainment etc. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
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RRSman



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Not sure what you feel a RRS can do that a Velar can't offroad? Ive had both and prefer the MY18+ RRS however the Velar was a brilliant packaged car.

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RRSTDV8



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In extremis, an RRS will go places a Velar just can't go. The lack of low range will ultimately stop the Velar dead in its tracks.* The RRS also has a decent towing capacity - although the SVR is lower rated than the standard versions, of course. Even so, the RRS SVR can tow stuff the Velar can't.

I admit it's a moot point, however, as almost none of either will ever go off road, but the point stands that the RRS will be better off road. Similarly with towing. But it's nice to know you can if you need to.

As I said, though, the Velar SVR isn't competing with the RRS SVR, it's competing with high performance estate cars. And other people make proper high performance estate cars that are designed to be just that. The Velar is a soft roader and that will always hamper it in that fight.

I enjoyed a brief drive in a Velar off road. Easy stuff and it did it well. I do like the Velar, I think it's a good looking vehicle, very comfortable etc. But it's an AWD estate car on stilts.



*At Les Comes a couple of years ago, we came across a Disco Sport that was spinning his wheels and, eventually, sliced his sidewall clean open. We drove up the same route in our RRSs in low range and didn't even notice the rocky step that had stopped, and then disabled, the DS. Low range made the difference. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
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RRSman



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Censored ! Someone needs to teach me how to use Low Range Shocked

Ive never had to use it so no idea!

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