The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged and SVR will let you live out your Bond villain fantasy with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 under its hood, a menacing exterior design, and a spine-tingling exhaust note.
This sport-tuned SUV is available with either 518 or 575 horsepower, and its shockingly quick acceleration is a shot of pure adrenaline.
When it’s not being pushed to its limit, though, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged offers all the trappings of a modern Land Rover, which is to say it’s both comfortable and luxurious. Its performance potential means it competes with other luxury utes from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG, and Porsche.
Those competitors are all more satisfying to drive and provide even quicker acceleration, but the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged has an undeniable movie star charm that some buyers will find irresistible.
Land Rover’s bad-boy SUV receives only one change for 2022: It now comes standard with USB-C ports for smartphone connectivity and charging.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine under the hood is what separates Supercharged and SVR models from more run-of-the-mill Land Rover Range Rover Sports. Simply put: It’s a beast.
Making 518 horsepower in “regular” Supercharged models and 575 in the tuned-up SVR trim, the supercharged V-8 that powers these models is smooth, guttural, and eye-watering quick.
Paired exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, this setup readily and easily blasts past legal speed limits. True to its off-road heritage, the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged features an all-wheel-drive system with six selectable drive modes.
Auto mode will suffice most of the time, while Dynamic dials in sportier settings for the engine and transmission. If the mood strikes you to take this nearly $100,000 SUV off the beaten path, there are modes for snow, mud, sand, and rock crawling.
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged grips the road tightly when cornering. The steering in our test car was well-weighted (perhaps a little too heavy for soccer-drop-off duty, but perfect for back roads) and accurate.
The Sport’s tall body leans perceptibly in tight corners and sweeping curves—as you might expect in a top-heavy SUV—but it never loses its composure. The Range Rover Sport Supercharged’s maximum towing capacity is a stout 7716 pounds.