The Jaguar Land Rover SUV sibling rivalry is heating up, as the Range Rover Velar appears set to spawn a future SVR variant, just as the equivalent Jaguar F-Pace will also have a hotter, quicker version in its ranks. As the Velar is constructed from the same platform as that of the Jaguar F-Pace, the upcoming Velar SVR is also expected to feature the group’s 5.0 litre supercharged petrol V8 engine under its hood.

Thus equipped, the Velar SVR is expected to produce a similar 567 hp and 700 Nm of torque as in the F-Type SVR, sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Performance figures have yet to be even suggested, but with the F-Pace SVR expected to do 0-100 km/h in around four seconds, the same can be expected from the Velar SVR.

Behind the camouflage foil, The Velar SVR appears to receive the requisite go-faster sytling elements: a deeper front grille features on the front bumper, as do a pair of larger air intakes on each side, while the side sills appear to extend straight and further down on this test mule than those on the standard Velar.

Around the back, a slightly different rear bumper treatment is applied, but otherwise the Velar SVR appears much the same as before, in this test mule guise at least. Under the skin, the Range Rover Velar SVR can be expected to follow a similar theme as before; a lower, more road driving-friendly suspension setup is expected, as are larger wheels and tyres enclosing similarly uprated brakes.