Land Rover teases the Range Rover Sport RS

Article by Christian A., on June 17, 2014

Land Rover released today the first video of what is calls the fastest model to date. Developed by the recently announced Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, the new vehicle is based on the 2014 Range Rover Sport.

Although the video doesn’t show too much, there is a voiceover that confirms testing the new Range Rover Sport on the well-known Nurbrugring racetrack, the place where top performance cars go in order to set the fastest time.

There is also a vehicle revealing a V8 engine noise, most likely from the 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 with 550 hp that powers most of the high-performance R-S models from Jaguar.

The new vehicle might be called Range Rover Sport RS and according to AutoExpress it might be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, while top speed will be 165 mph or 265 km/h.

Regarding the design, we expect to see a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper with larger air intakes, some stylish side sills as well as a new rear bumper with integrated quad-exhaust tailpipes.

Newly designed alloy wheels will be offered too, wrapped in high-performance tires. According to rumors, we might see this new Range Rover Sport at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, standing next to the 2015 Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack. If you can’t wait the new model, you cant get the current Range Rover sport powered by the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that delivers 510 hp.

New Range Rover Sport SVR – created by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team – conveys a strong statement visually. For instance, the front bumper of the Range Rover Sport SVR has integrated trapezoidal air intakes that guide more air for the intercoolers of the 550-hp supercharged engine. The aggressive lower section of the front bumper can be removed if needed to allow the Range Rover Sport SVR to go off the road. The air intakes on the bumper also deliver more air to cool down the six-piston Brembo brakes.

The Range Rover Sport SVR also comes with a number of exclusive elements like the dark Range Rover script on the clamshell hood with revised vents. These exclusive elements also include a new dark finished grille serving contrast with the LED signature lighting of the headlights. The new Range Rover Sport SVR is also provided with an all-new fender -- with a uniquely designed vent -- as well as unique side moldings.

Meanwhile, the rear end of the vehicle is marked by a prominent Range Rover Sport SVR badging as well as by a high-mounted spoiler. The rear bumper features a gloss black diffuser that incorporates quad exhaust pipes. The lift-reducing high-mounted spoiler has been balanced with the new front bumper, which features a new NVH comb beneath that helps reduce wind noise and front-end lift while improving aerodynamic efficiency. The looks of the new Range Rover Sport SVR is completed by exterior trim detailed in black as well as headlights with black casings.

On the other hand, the interior of the Range Rover Sport receives SVR interior treatment. This is evident in the 14-way power leather sports seats as well as redesigned rear seats, all of which give the Range Rover Sport SVR a sporty four-seat appearance that could accommodate a fifth occupant.

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