The first petrol V8 Velar has debuted, and the SVO-developed model has been given a torturously long name instead of just SVR.
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Designed by the company's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition was unveiled overnight.

Available only during 2019, the special edition Velar has a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 pumping out 404kW of power, and capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and hitting a top speed of 274km/h.

Externally, the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is distinguished by a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a new grille, revised sills, a rear bumper tweaked to accommodate four exhaust tips, and a contrasting black roof.

Colours available include red, black, grey, white, silver and the special order-only Satin Byron Blue.

The V8 Velar rides on standard 21-inch alloy wheels, with 22-inch rims available as an optional extra. Up front the Dynamic Edition has 395mm disc brakes with four-piston calipers, while the rear discs are 396mm in diameter.

SVO has recalibrated the Velar's all-wheel drive system, eight-speed automatic, active rear differential lock, electric power steering, and adaptive dampers to suit to the V8.

Inside, the V8 Velar is fitted with a sports steering wheel, aluminium shifter paddles, and twin-stitched, perforated and ventilated Windsor leather.

Other standard features include 20-way adjustable front seats with heating, cooling and massaging functions, a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation screen, and the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system.

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The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition will be priced from $175,322 before on-road costs.