2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Combines Luxury with Performance

The 2017 MY Range Rover lineup gets a short-wheelbase SVAutobiography Dynamic model

Built by the company’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is basically the short-wheelbase version of the Range Rover SVAutobiography.

It’s powered by the same V8 supercharged engine, but thanks to the shorter wheelbase and specially tuned suspension it promises more driving agility.

SVO has fine-tuned the suspension resulting in a lower ride height (8 mm/0.3 in) lower than standard) and more immediate responses. The vehicle also features two technologies designed to improve body control and agility — Dynamic Response and Adaptive Dynamics.

Mated to the widely-acclaimed ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 550 PS (542 hp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque, powering the SVAutobiography Dynamic from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.

Styling-wise, the SVAutobiography Dynamic can be recognized thanks to unique exterior features such as the Graphite Atlas finish for the side vents, grille, front bumper accents, and Range Rover lettering, as well as 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels in three unique designs. Other details include the bright chrome quad tailpipes and red brake calipers.

The interior is as luxurious as you can expect from a top-of-the-line Range Rover. The cabin features diamond quilted leather seats with contrast stitching in four exclusive color combinations, Ebony perforated leather headliner, Grand Black veneer for the front fascia and door casings as well as a knurled finish for the start stop button and pedals.

The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic goes on sale in late 2016 in Europe and the United States with a starting price of £132,800 in the UK and $170,995 in the U.S.