There’s a lot to love about the 2014 Range Rover Sport and the British automaker is banking on its popularity by expanding the lineup by offering even more powertrain options.
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A new range of performance models from Land Rover may be on the horizon, bringing a sub-brand to the British luxury SUV manufacturer. Land Rover execs are reportedly considering the possibility of developing the equivalent of the “R” sub-brand currently found in Jaguar, their sister company. Rumors are that a high-performance Evoque variant is being developed to join a fleet including the supercharged Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The high-performance Evoque could have upwards of 300-hp though Global Brand Director John Edwards would neither confirm or deny that such a model is currently under development. What he did confirm is that they are looking deeply into expanding the Evoque model line and that the market is China will play a big role in determining which route Land Rover will go. Either way, we can look forward to an extension to the Evoque model with either more luxurious amenities or more performance.
[Source: Inside Line]
RTW Motoring is offering these conversions at their one-stop shop location and is providing delivery of vehicles anywhere in North America. Of course if you don’t have a Range Rover Sport or BMW X6 but want some Mansory goods for your luxury ride, RTW Motoring can also take care of you.
The complete tuning package for both vehicles include a wide body conversion and aero kit. RTW Motoring professionally installs and paints all aero kits in-house and will outfit your ride with a set of Mansory wheels, more specifically 23-inchers for the Range Rover Sport and 22-inch packages for BMW’s X6.
Those wondering just how wide the conversion is, the Range Rover Sport features a 2.36-inch wider front and 3.15-inch rider rear, while the BMW X6 is more aggressive in the front becoming 2.75-inch wider while the rear addition is similar to the Range Rover Sport at 3.15-inch.
No pricing was announced from RTW Motoring.
Mansory has just debuts its latest creation, which might be one of their cleanest: the Range Rover Sport. In true Mansory fashion, this Land Rover is much more aggressive in design and definitely boasts the power to back it up. And of course, Mansory has outfitted the Range Rover Sport with a widebody conversion, allowing them to fit massive 23-inch wheels on their demo car.
Starting with the performance upgrades, Mansory has increased horsepower output by around 30-hp regardless of the Range Rover model. Torque is increased up to 30 ft-lbs as well. This is done through a revised ECU tune, sport exhaust system and sport air filters.
On the exterior, the front is widened around 2.35-inches while the rear gets about 3.15-inch allowing Mansory to outfit the Range Rover Sport with 315/25/23 rubber. The car is also lowered about 1.2-inch closer to the ground.
Along with the widebody, Mansory has a collection of aerodynamic components constructed from PU-RIM plastic. The new front spoiler features LEDs and a more aggressive carbon fiber hood. The hood features a large dome flowing more air into the engine bay. In the rear is a carbon fiber diffuser and roof spoiler.
And needless to say, Mansory decorated up the interior with a new steering wheel and aluminum pedals. Everything has been reupholstered in fine leather and can be contrasted with wood or carbon accents.
Check out more photos of the car after the jump:
ONYX Concept is an interesting tuning company based out of Dublin, Ireland. They market their brand as a Bespoke Automotive company, customizing cars for only the most distinguished of vehicle owners looking for a high degree of personalization and attention to detail during their build.
While they also work on Bentleys, Aston Martins, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, their most recent release is for the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Vogue. The release is actually a pair of tuning packages, the Platinum S and Platinum V, that includes better performance and a full body kit for each vehicle.
We honestly don’t care too much about the styling on the exterior of these cars. They really go above and beyond what a classy Range Rover should look like, and sadly the body kits remind us of a Scion xB. It somehow is just “too square,” and that’s saying a lot for a Range Rover. And surprisingly, for a company that is supposed to tune very high-end vehicles, the body kit is made of fiberglass rather than urethane. This includes the front and rear bumpers, arches and spoilers. They do however use carbon fiber for the side vents, front grills and rear diffusers.
What we actually care about more is the increase of performance to 635-hp thanks to a remapped ECU, supercharger pulley and other tweaks that they choose not to reveal. But hey, we guess that’s OK since their whole formula is bespoke automotive. Those that are willing to pay the price tag attached to this (we have no idea what it is, but we’ll assume it’s not one bit of cheap) need to feel that they’re getting something that the general public doesn’t know about.
Official press release is available after the break.
GALLERY: ONYX Concept 2010 Range Rovers
Arden has been a long time tuner of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, dating all the way back to 1976. They’ve done some radical things with Range Rover Sports in the past, including wing doors that are reminiscent of Lamborghini’s vertical doors. Their choice of styling is a nice blend of subtle, yet aggressive – really complementing the natural lines of the luxury vehicles from Jaguar and Land Rover while lending a nicer, sportier look.
While these are just rendering of the company’s new 2010 Range Rover Sport AR5 package, Arden plans on revealing the real deal at Tuning World Bodensee in mid-May of 2010. What we can gather from the rendering though is a typical Arden tuning program consisting of a new front fascia, side skirts, and rear bumper. The ever-popular LEDs also finds its way onto the package along with carbon fiber mirror accents. It looks like a set of 22-inch Dakar II alloy wheels will be the ones fitting this package, though we’re sure any of their wheels available will be built to fit the 2010 Range Rover Sport.
Like most German tuning programs, we can also expect interior upgrades and some minor performance enhancements. Rumor has it that Arden will be targeting a modified ECU, VMax chip and upgraded brakes. We’ll be sure to report more on the real debut in the coming weeks and can’t wait to see what performance updates Arden has planned for the new 5.0-liter V8!
GALLERY: Arden 2010 Ranger Rover Sport AR5
The new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport may only look slightly different from the ’09 models; and while there are some aesthetic changes, the real difference for both vehicles lies under their respective hoods.
Standard models will get a new 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes 375hp and 375 ft-lbs of torque. This is an increase of 20 percent on the horsepower side and 16 percent on the torque side. Better yet, the new engine boasts a seven percent increase in fuel consumption over the outgoing engine.
In the Sport model, this enough to achieve a 0-60 mph time of 7.2 seconds.
As for the Supercharged versions, they get a powerful new supercharged 5.0-liter engine with 510hp and 461 ft-lbs of torque. These models can run the 60 mph sprint in just 5.9 seconds - not bad for some of the heaviest vehicles ever made.
To help give the Range Rover Sport an even more sporty feel, it will be equipped with paddle shifters.
Another important highlight is the use of an adaptive damping suspension on Range Rover Sport Supercharged models. Working with the existing Dynamic Response system, this new setup uses DampTronic Valve Technology shocks which adjust 500 times a second, reacting to the road conditions. Both a “soft” and a “hard” setting can be pre-selected to better suit the driver’s needs.
There are plenty more innovations on the new models, but we’ll end off with a final tech gadget. On the Range Rover Sport, a 5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) info screen (like the one introduced on the current 7 Series) will sit inside the instrument cluster, providing the driver with vehicle information. Rather than static physical readouts, the info is projected on the screen, which reverts to its black “off” setting when the vehicle is turned off. The Range Rover will employ a similar TFT screen measuring 12-inches, doing away with any physical gauges.
GALLERY: 2010 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
More on the 2010 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport after the jump: