Our spy has sent us some new images of the Range Rover Velar SVR being tested around the rain-soaked Nürburgring.

How do we know this is the high-performance variant from Land Rover? Well, the camouflage on the test mule doesn’t seem too adept at hiding the large intakes on the corners of the front fascia!

It’s been seen riding on a rather big set of black alloys while around the rear end we note circular exhausts tips instead of the usual trapezoidal outlets on the standard model. We always liked the recessed door handles on the standard model and it’s good to see they’ll be on the sportier SVR too.

Under the bonnet, we’d be surprised to find anything other than Jaguar Land Rover’s trusted 5.0-litre supercharged V8 (which in the recently updated Range Rover Sport SVR makes a very potent 575 horses and a whopping 700Nm of torque) and mated to an eight-speed automatic directing the power to the company’s all-wheel-drive system. The existing 3.0-litre supercharged V6 makes 380 horses but you could easily add at least another 100 to that for the total output of the Velar SVR, which we reckon should be able to hit 100kph from rest in around 4 seconds. Yes, that is very quick for a SUV and would in fact make it over a second faster than the regular model.

The British brute should be launched later this year.