Posted on 02.25.2013 09:30 by
Back in August 2011, the first spy images of the new Land Rover Range Rover were revealed, so it would only make sense that Land Rover would also be preparing a renewed Range Rover Sport. These first mules caught testing by our spy photographers don’t reveal too much since they consist mostly of the features used in the current body, but they do show that the new Sport is in the works.
Just like the standard Range Rover, the Sport model will be all about the reduction of weight. For that, Land Rover is paying extra attention to the materials used to construct the vehicle. There are rumors stating that Landrover will be adopting a new platform from the RangeRover, quite possibly using a modified Jaguar XJ platform tweaked to maintain the Range Rover’s off-road performance.
Nothing has been said about the type of engine that will be used for the new Range Rover Sport, but Land Rover will probably just trick out the current 5.0 V8 to increase its output and reduce fuel consumption.
Expect to see the new Range Rover Sport at the end of 2012.
Update 02/25/2013: Land Rover is still keeping the new-generation Range Rover Sport a secret, but today we have created a rendering for you that may show you what to expect when they release it.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 25 February 2013 09:30 EST.
Another Friday, another cool tuning package offered by the guys over at Kahn Design. Their latest RangeRover package drapes the SUV’s body with Santorini black metallic paint combined with Vesuvius orange accents, including but not limited to the roof and a thick stripe on the hood. It also throws in an aerodynamic package and new interior modifications.
The aerodynamic package includes a lower front bumper lip extension, an RS front grille with 3D mesh, a grille insert in Vesuvius orange, exhaust side vents in matte pearl grey and body color, and Kahn enamel wing shields. Additional features include brake calipers finished in Vesuvius orange, RS vented front wheel arches with integrated front air dams, front wheel arch LED light strips, and door handles in matte grey. Then there’s the aforementioned painted floating roof and bonnet stripe.
For the interior, the tuner added RS Vesuvius style diamond quilted and perforated black leather with a Vesuvius orange trim. The package also includes vented food pedals in machined aluminum and a Kahn Vesuvius speedometer, as well as a new clock bezel surround finished with Swarovski diamonds, door panel tops in quilted and perforated leather with orange stitching, and plenty of carbon fiber.
The package is offered with a 3.0 SDV6 engine that delivers a total of 256 HP at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 442 lbs-ft at 2,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a new ZF 8HP70, eight-speed automatic gearbox and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.4 seconds.