There is no question that the SUVs from the British brand Land Rover that carry the “Range Rover” label belong to the absolute aristocracy of the off-road world. Since 2017, their clearly dynamic and avant-garde brother, named the Range Rover Velar has been in the range below the classic Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport. Its name is reminiscent of the early Range Rover models: the prototypes of the original Range Rover were tested out under the name Velar in the late 1960s. Now the tuning experts from MANHART Performance, who’s portfolio now includes much more than “just” refinements and optimizations of BMW models, have decided to revise the top model of the Range Rover Velar series: the “SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition” is now the MANHART Velar SV 600.
In the course of this evolution, the performance of the 5.0-liter V8 engine, which is already factory-charged by means of a compressor, increases via the MANHART ECU remapping – nomen est omen – 600 PS and 750 Nm. The increase in power is accentuated acoustically by the thundering sound of the sports exhaust system with flap control, which MANHART Performance has modified for the export market, with a replacement pipe with 200-cell HJS catalytic converters (without TÜV approval). The voluminous Range Rover Velar wheel arches offer ample space for the powerful wheel/tire combinations. MANHART Performance is home to adequate turbine design wheels from Hawke: The all-round rims measuring 10.5×23 inches were covered with high-performance tires of size 285/35 ZR23.
The rims, which are shiny black in their base, are edged by a golden contrast stripe, which continues the typical design of the MANHART performance decal set. From a technical point of view, the chassis and brake system, as well as the interior remain as standard on the MANHART Velar SV 600. Of course, the tuning specialists from Wuppertal implement individual solutions according to customer requirements for each of these three subjects.
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