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Last week we’ve seen a couple of long-awaited unveilings at the New York Auto Show and the new Range Rover Sport was one of them. After a long string of leaks and teasers, Land Rover has finally blown the cover on its “fastest, most agile and most responsive” model they ever made.
With design cues taken from the stylish Evoque, the 2014 Range Rover Sport features a more compact package that includes a raked windscreen and more pronounced wheel arches. Furthermore, the new Land Rover is 62mm longer than the outgoing version and 149mm shorter than the regular 2013 Range Rover. The wheelbase has also been increased by 178mm compared to its predecessor and the overall weight of the car has been reduced by 500 kg (1,102 lbs). (Take into consideration the fact that they compared the V6 version of the 2014 variant with the previous V8 diesel model).
Compared to the outgoing version, the interior of the 2014 Range Rover Sport doesn’t seem to showcase any significant changes except for the slightly lowered driving position, the optional head-up display and the wide variety of textures and colors, not to mention the eleven “themes” that the cockpit can be ordered in.
For the moment, Land Rover has prepared two engines (with stop/start technology) for the 2014 Range Rover Sport: A 3.0-liter SDV6 diesel engine that develops 288 HP – 215 kW and a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine that generates no less than 503 – 375 kW. The engine lineup will be increased by next year with a TDV6 diesel that outputs 254 HP – 189 kW, a 4.4-liter SDV8 with 334 HP – 249 kW and a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit that reminds us of the old 300 HP – 220 kW V8 diesel. Last but not least, the Range Rover Sport will also be available in a diesel-electric hybrid variant that has been described as being “highly innovative”. Regardless of the engine-chioce, the power goes to a permanent 4×4 system thanks to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Notably, the 2014 Range Rover Sport can be configured with either a single-speed transfer case with 42/58 percent torque distribution or a two-speed transfer case offering the regular high range and low range with a 50/50 torque split.
There’s no word on the performance numbers but the vehicle has a drag coefficient of only 0.34. This was made possible thanks to the installment of movable vanes in the cooling system, a smooth underfloor panel and near-flush glazing.
On the handling side, the vehicle showcases the 5th generation air spring suspension which borrows a lot of the components from the regular 2013 Range Rover. Nevertheless, it has been tweaked to provide better handling as opposed to the luxury setup of the regular Range Rover. It also packs a Dynamic setting for the Terrain Response system which makes the vehicle more agile on-road.
The vehicle is scheduled to hit the dealerships this September, with pricing somewhere between 59,995 GBP and 74,995 GBP for the aforementioned SDV6 variant. Notably, the vehicle will be a little more affordable next year when the base price will go down to about 51,550 GBP once the TDV6 version arrives. On the other hand, the range-topping 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged version will make you cough up 81,550 GBP from your bank accounts.
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The German tuner Hamann has recently unveiled its latest project involving a shiny new Range Rover. The vehicle showcases an eye-catching pink coat applied over a brand new body kit that’s sure to turn some heads around in Geneva.
The aforementioned body kit contains a new hood, front spoiler, front bumper, side skirts, wider fenders and a revised rear bumper. Compared to the standard model, the British premium SUV is 80mm wider. Even though most of the body parts have a mirror-like surface, some of the upper ones are covered by a matte-like texture.
This Range Rover is 40mm closer to the asphalt thanks to a new custom suspension. It also rides on a custom set of Unique Forged or Edition Race wheels wrapped in 305/30/23 Continental tires.
Hamann is showcasing a similar mirror grey wrap used on their BMW M6 Coupe (Mirr6r) project which is also being presented in Geneva.
There’s no word on what’s trapped under the bonnet or how the interior looks like though.
Earlier this week, Startech has decided to join the Geneva Motor Show hype and present the first details about their recent tuning project regarding a 2013 Range Rover.
The vehicle is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next week, where the sinister-looking Rover should be quite the head-turner.
On the styling side, Startech equipped the Range Rover with a new front fascia that features an integrated spoiler, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights. Seen from the back, The vehicle also features a new rear bumper with a sporty diffuser that works with the trailer hitch. There’s also a stainless-steel sport exhaust system that can be ordered by the customers along with a suspension lowering module (that brings the ride closer to the asphalt by 30mm) and a brand new set of 22-inch alloy wheels which are available in a variety of designs and color choices.
The interior cabin showcases a bespoke interior which can be outfitted with leather and Alcantara seats, exotic wood or carbon fiber trim as well as a yachting-inspired load floor. Customers can also opt for the aluminum pedals, illuminated scuff plates and electrically folding rear tables with wood, carbon fiber or leather tops.
Under the bonnet, the ride received the SD 30S package, which enables the 3.0-liter LR-TDV6 diesel engine to output 300 HP – 221 kW and 685 Nm (505 lb-ft) of torque. THis is basically a 42 HP – 31 kW and 85 Nm (63 lb-ft) increase over the standard model. Performance figures show that the modified Rover sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds and is also capable of reaching a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).
We’ve all heard of A. Kahn Design and those of you who haven’t might want to check-up on their other projects to get a glimpse on how good they are. Their latest styling package for the Land Rover Defender showcases how well the tuner has improved over the years.
Also known as the Military Edition, the package depicted here, includes a body kit complete with some essential protective armor and a special grey body color. The exterior of the ride features lightweight extended wide wheel arches with integrated vents, side vents with mesh, hood vents with mesh and Kahn wing blades. Furthermore, the British tuner also installed vented headlight surrounds, clear front and taillight lenses, crosshair headlights and a multitude of Kahn badges.
Notably, the wide body panels allow for the installation of armored plates under the body work, while all windows can be replaced with special bulletproof glass.
Last but not least, the aftermarket program couldn’t have been complete without a set of matte black 16-inch 1948 style wheels designed for the Defender.
You can check-out more info about this Military Edition Defender by reading the full press release.
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Ah, finally, the fourth generation of the Range Rover made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show. The vehicle looks stunning with it’s new design that includes a revised front grille, new hedlights and taillights ant the all-aluminum monocoque body and chassis that has lowered the SUV’s weight by 420 kg. The wheelbase has been increased by 100mm and the four-corner air suspension has also been entirely retweaked for the new model. The new Range Rover has also been fitted with the new generation of the Terrain Response 2 that analyzes the terrain in front and chooses its own setting from one of the five available.
Under the bonnet, customers can choose between a 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel V6 with 255 HP – 190 kW and 599 Nm of torque, or the larger 4.4-liter twin-turbo diesel V8 that produces 335 HP – 250 kW and 699 Nm of torque.
Petrolheads can opt for a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that boasts 504 HP – 376 kW and 624 Nm of torque that pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds all the way to a top speed of 225km/h. Every engine configuration comes with an eight speed automatic transmission.
The opulent interior has been designed for five passengers and it has been fitted to impress with it’s luxury and state of the art technlogy. Some might even say that the car is a rolling supercomputer, but the displays from its foot-wide touchscreen are a little slow. Ever been so mad on the traffic that you fee like screaming? Well, the Range Rover’s Harman Kardon 720-watt audio system will make sure to calm you down.
Ownership of the the all-new Range Rover will set you back £71,295 for the basic 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel model and £98,395 for the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 model.
London-based tuners from Prindiville Design revealed their newest project today, a special edition Land Rover Defender that comes with a refined exterior, interior and a bit more power under the hood. The 2.4L TDI version will get 4 levels of power upgrades from Prindiville that will take the car’s power from 122 to 190 HP and 460 Nm of torque.
This will make the SUV a bit faster, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds, pretty good for a big, diesel SUV. For this extra power, the guys from Prindiville modified the car’s turbocharger and installed a high flow intercooler, new silicon hoses and made other small tweaks under the hood.
There will be only 25 Prindiville Land Rover Defenders produced, each of them receiving new 18″ alloy wheels, performance springs, bigger brakes, a matte or metallic finish, a titanium high performance sports exhaust, chrome side protection runners, LED front and rear headlights, parking sensors and cameras.
The interior of the car will also get a couple of upgrades such as a set of Cobra sport seats, a leather steering wheel, a bespoke center console, a five inch built in LCD tv, Internet/bluetooth connectivity, sat nav and a surround sound system. The price for this special edition Land Rover starts from 52,000 GBP or $81,500.
Land Rover unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show two exciting new SUV concepts, the Defender DC100 Concept and the Defender DC100 Sport Concept, both build on the essential elements of the Defender’s character. These concepts might give everyone an idea on how the future models from Land Rover might look like.
The Land Rover Defender DC100 Sport Concept is apparently an expression of freedom and leisure, being made of a lightweight fixed alloy platform and cutting-edge materials taken from the aerospace industry. The concepts also feature state of the art technologies such as the Terrain-i scanning which scans for obstacles and warns the driver, the Wade Aid which uses sonar to detect the water depth and a special Terrain response system which automatically adjusts the car’s suspension to the terrain.
Both concepts will feature permanent all wheel drive, an 8 speed transmission, Intelligent start/stop and a transfer case as well. The future Defender is going to be launched on the market only somewhere in 2015 but these concepts might give us a hint on how it might look like.
Arden has just released on the market what’s probably the first upgrade package for the recently launched Range Rover Evoque. Their upgrade program for the Evoque was dubbed as the AR8 City-Roader and comes with a new styling kit and a small power boost.
Arden’s Range Rover Evoque received a new aggressive front apron, a new rear apron, illuminated side skirts, a set of stylish Dakar II wheels and a stainless steel plaque that can be customized with the client’s initials, signature or any other lettering desired. For the car’s interior, the tuners offer their special E-Solutions multi-media system which includes audio, video and security devices.
It terms of performances, the guys from Arden installed a new handmade stainless steel sport exhaust system and a new high performance catalyst, taking the power of the 2.0L from the Range Rover Evoque coupe to 270 PS/266 bhp, 30 hp more than the standard model.
After releasing a teaser image of their new tuning project last week, Project Kahn has finally unveiled today their upgrade program for the new Range Rover which features many styling enhancements and a huge power boost!
Design-wise, the Project Kahn Range Rover RS500 received a new aero kit which consists of redesigned front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, a new rear diffuser and a quad tail pipe sport exhaust system developed by Cosworth. Some of the new body elements are finished in silver to contrast with the car’s body and to round up the new exterior look the British tuners also installed new 22″ multi-spoke RSX alloys.
The most important upgrades were made, however, under the hood, where Project Kahn almost doubled the power output of the 4.4L V8 diesel engine. Thanks to an upgrade program from renowned engine tuner Corsworth, the car’s power was raised from the standard 313 HP And 700 Nm of torque to massive power of 500 HP, hence the RS500 name. There are no performance figures released yet, but this Range Rover is definitely one of the fastest SUVs out there.
The car’s interior was also carefully refined with black quilted leather and silver stitching, an aluminum trim on the door sills, center console, gear lever, air vents and steering wheel as well as a new motorsport-like steering wheel manufactured in Italy.
Land Rover has revealed the Range Rover Evoque back in July but only these days they released more details about their new SUV inspired from the LRX concept. The new three door crossover will be a star in Range Rover’s stand at the Paris Motor Show and will go on sale only next fall.
The Evoque features a modern design with an aggressive front end, a rising beltline, LED tail lights and a stylish high tech interior with a wide center console, an 8″ touchscreen and a gear selector for the automatic models like the one from the Jaguar.
The Range Rover Evoque will be offered in three different trim levels: Pure, Prestige and Dynamic. The entry level comes with cloth upholstery and brushed aluminum trim, the Prestige trim adds 19″ wheels, wood trim and a two tone leather interior while the top of the line Dynamic level comes with a more aggressive body kit, 19″ wheels and perforated leather seats.
The engine options include two 2.2L turbodiesel unit producing 148 HP and 187 HP and also a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine which develops 237 HP. Other goodies from the Evoque are a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, GPS navigation, a rear seat entertainment system and Bluetooth/iPod/USB connectivity.