With a flick of the rotary dial, it selects the optimum setting for throttle response, diff settings, ride height, suspension firmness and more. Essentially all you need do is steer and it takes care of the rest.

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Range Rover SVO Autobiography


Special Vehicles Operations has a big job on its hands. To take on the might of the German luxury and sports divisions to reclaim Range Rover’s place at the top of the luxury SUV tree. First shot fired is the SVOAutobiography Dynamic


Range Rover pioneered the luxury four-wheel drive nearly half a decade ago but as the market muscles in to take its slice of the pie, the original is fighting back with a bespoke brand to take on AMG, BMW M and Audi RS.


Fighting back against the onslaught of AMG G63s, BMW X5Ms and Audi Q7RS’s Range Rover has quietly been tweaking away on its short wheelbase body, given it a warmed over, 5-litre supercharged V8 from the Sport, Brembo brakes, a killer exhaust and a stunning bespoke interior. The result is the devilishly nice SVO Autobiography Dynamic.


Made more for the urban school run and valet car park duties with its road tyres and large rims that would scrape easily in the bush, than heavy duty off-roading, it’s a very decent reply to the German heavyweights with quality and trim levels that take it to the next tier, nudging into Bentley Bentayga territory. [To be continued...]

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