Land Rover has introduced a new limited run model with what is perhaps the longest title ever: “Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition”.

Designed as the pinnacle of the Velar line-up, it has been developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and is powered by a 405 kW 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine. It does the 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds on its way to 274 km/h where conditions permit.

Calibrations for the AWD system, Active Rear Locking Differential, eight-speed transmission, steering and air suspension are bespoke to the SVAutobiography. The AWD system has been uprated with a transfer box capable of withstanding huge loads.

There’s a new front bumper with larger air intakes to get extra air to the big blown V8 as well as to cool the uprated braking system.


A new grille and lower side mouldings combine with a revised rear bumper featuring integrated quad exhaust finishers. Underneath is a transmission tunnel undertray to improve aerodynamics.

The SVAutobiography is the only Velar available in Satin Byron Blue. Other colours are Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Fuji White and Indus Silver. All feature a contrast Narvik Black roof as standard.

Inside are twin-stitched, perforated and quilted Windsor leather unique to the SVAutobiography. Four colour combinations are offered; Ebony, Cirrus, Vintage Tan and Pimento. There’s a unique sports steering wheel with a contoured rim and aluminium gear shift paddles.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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