SVR is the high performance department within the SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) division. In fact, we have already seen what they are capable of both in two-seater sports cars like the F-type or other SUVs like the Range Rover Sport (Note that both Jaguar and Land Rover are part of the same group and that is why their cars share so many components). In both cases, the engine chosen was a supercharged V8 with supercharger that produces 575hp in the F-type and 550hp in the Sport, so in the absence of more official information, we can say quite confidently that this will be the engine that is used in the Velar with a fairly similar power figures.
As for the interior, we expect as in the rest of SVR versions the use of high quality materials such as leather or alcantara, extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber in moldings and controls, as well as the equipment of new seats that improve both the aesthetics and the support of passengers in the passage through curves.
Externally it is also expected a new aerodynamic package with more aggressive bumpers, greater presence of carbon fiber in air intakes and a lowered suspension accompanied by larger diameter wheels, optimizing both the look and the behavior of the car on the road.
The price is unknown at the moment, but it will surely be above the most expensive Velar now available. Therefore, the only thing missing is to assess whether a high-performance SUV like this would really be in demand in the market, and the truth is that there is. As crazy as this project may seem, most SUVs purchased today barely leave the road, and the idea of having 550 hp under your right foot accompanied by that tune bronco own British firm is attractive to anyone, who can afford it of course.
It only remains to wait for the presentation of this model to find out if all these assumptions will come true, something that is expected to happen throughout the first half of 2018.