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Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover Range Rover

  Land Rover Range Rover


UK-based tuning firm, Merdad, has been featured prominently on these pages for its work on the Porsche Cayenne 902 Coupe .

Now it’s turning its attention on something a little closer to its roots, the Land Rover Range Rover . Though the photos of the program are still in their preview guise, Merdad did divulge details behind the Range Rover Highland GTC.

Notice that the luxury SUV looks a little bit bigger? The tuning firm did the work on that, courtesy of a new wide-body aero package that added 92 mm (3.62 inches) to the SUV’s width. The list of components includes a new hood, wheel arch extensions, new side skirts, a roof spoiler, a full-carbon rear bumper, a new diffuser and tailpipe deflectors. In addition, the interior was also treated to a complete overhaul, although Merdad has yet to release any information on how it did just that.

Another important part of the program is Merdad’s promise of a performance upgrade, which will be offered in a choice of outputs ranging from 510 horsepower all the way up to a staggering 700 horsepower with prices being broken down to $209,000 for the Range Rover 3.0-liter, $228,000 for the HSE 4.4-liter, $239,000 for the Supercharged 5.0-liter, and $485,000 for the 700 GTC Range Rover Coupe Racing 4 Seater.

Source: Merdad

Just the other day, Land Rover tossed us a bone by revealing a teaser image and video of its revised Range Rover Sport. Well, now someone at Land Rover has apparently decided to toss us the entire chicken by posting images of the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport completely camouflage free.

When we saw the teaser image, we noted that the new headlights looked very similar to the Evoque and the larger Range Rover. If these leaked images are, in fact, of the 2014 Land Rover Sport, then our suspicion on the redesigned headlights is correct. What we couldn’t see in those teaser images was just how significant the redesign would be, but these leaked images show us that the redesign is extreme.

Front to rear, the Range Rover Sport is completely different. Gone is the flat front and rear ends, leaving a much sportier-looking SUV. In fact, these images look almost like the LR2, Range Rover and Evoque all had their DNA mixed up to make the ultimate hybrid.

Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to find out if these images are real or not, as the new Range Rover Sport will be unveiled on March 26th.

Since its official debut earlier this year, the new-generation Range Rover has already received numerous tuning kits, but we have to admit that the "Mystere" kit unveiled by Hamann at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the most colorful we have seen. No updates have been made under the hood, but the aerodynamic kit and that crazy exterior color are more than enough.

The exterior upgrades include a new front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, a new bonnet made completely in carbon fiber and new side skirts that add a total of 80 mm (3.14 inches) to the SUV’s width.

The upgrades continue with the addition of new front wings made in special carbon GFK composite and new door fixtures. For the rear, the kit adds a new spoiler with integrated tailpipes. The new Mystere rides on 23-inch forged wheels offered in either "Edition Race" or "Unique Forged" versions.

If its body additions are not enough to catch your attention, let us present you the exterior color: a mirror-like pink paint combined with pink large-sized roof beams in a brushed matte finish.

UPDATE 05/23/13: Hamann has released a fresh batch of photos of the Mystere program for the Range Rover. Click the gallery to check out the new pics.

We already brought you the first teaser image of the upcoming Land Rover Range Rover Sport , which LR is calling "the fastest, most responsive and agile vehicle to date." Though that teaser image showed us very little, it certainly piqued our interest. Well, it didn’t take Land Rover long to follow that up with a teaser video, which it just released today.

This early glimpse of the new Range Rover Sport shows us only limited bits of the new SUV, but you can clearly tell that there are some significant updates. The only real clear image we see is of the headlights, which will feature a wraparound effect, much like the 2013 Range Rover and Evoque.

Other than the headlights, the video offered little more clarity besides a sharp shoulder line that flows from front to rear. We’re holding onto hopes that the new Range Rover Sport will carry with it some updates to its 5-liter V-8 engine, but we haven’t heard anything about that yet.

We’ll keep an eye out for additional teaser videos and we’ll bring them to you as soon as Land Rover releases them.

Enjoy!


A tragic incident happened yesterday at the Las Vegas Strip when a gunmen started to fire from a Range Rover into a Maserati and caused a terrific crash. The driver of the Maserati was shot, lost control of his car and smashed into a taxi. The taxi exploded into flames, killing the driver and a passenger.

The gunfire and the collision caused another four vehicles to crash and at least four people were injured, including the passenger in the Maserati. The police offered no details on the people hurt in the incident, but they identified the driver of the Maserati as aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr. — known to the hip-hop world as Kenny Clutch. In his YouTube video he appears rapping from a silver Maserati while cruising the Las Vegas Strip.

According to sources close to the situation, Cherry was killed in the crash, but the police still have not confirmed his death.

One of the witnesses of the incident said after the crash: "There was a loud bang and I hear two other booms. I looked out my window at Caesars Palace ... and could see the fireball."

The incident happened in the same zone where Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7, 1996, while riding in a BMW with Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight.

Source: Reuters
LandRover RangeRover

The 2013 Range Rover has just been unveiled and it is already enjoying a huge success: the waiting list is so long that Land Rover can’t handle it. However, a leaked full guide has unveiled that the 2014 model year will bring more updates than Land Rover let on to.

The biggest update will be the replacement of the base 5.0-liter V8 engine with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 - not a big surprise though, considering all the latest emissions and fuel consumption regulations. While the current V8 engine develops a total of 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, the V6 will be limited to 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.

Despite the 35-horsepower drop, the V6 engine will deliver impressive fuel economy: 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined. CO2 emissions also decrease by 22 percent. Still, begin environmentally friendly typically means you’ll have to be slower, leading to a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 7.1 – 0.6 seconds slower than the current V8 model. The V8 engine will continue to be offered with the Supercharged and Autobiography trim levels. The transmission will remain the same for both engines: a eight-Speed ZF 8HP70 automatic transmission.

It looks like for the 2014 model year Land Rover will also be reducing the prices a little bit: Adaptive Cruise Control goes down from $2,000 to $1,295 and Tow Pack will be $1,300.

The 2014 V6 version will be priced at $83,545 and the V8 version will be priced from $99,995.

Click here to see the full marketing guide.

Source: Oval News
Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover recently unveiled the new-generation Range Rover , but we haven’t heard anything about the more powerful Range Rover Sport . Well, the model is now back into the picture, as our spy photographers managed to catch it during its cold-weather testing in the Arctic Circle.

To help you differentiate it from the standard Range Rover, Land Rover made the Sport version slightly wider and lower, with a more sloped roofline.

Under the hood, Land Rover will borrow its engine lineup from Jaguar, meaning we will see a choice of both diesel and gasoline engines, with the 510-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine from the Jaguar XK-R at the top of the lineup. Land Rover also announced it will use lots of aluminum in the Range Rover Sport’s construction, making it a lot lighter than the current version.

Expect the new Land Rover Range Rover Sport to be unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

No Friday could pass without seeing a new tuning kit from Kahn Design. The latest one they have announced is the RS300 Cosworth Edition offered in a very cool Bali Blue paint finish and based on the Range Rover SUV.

The new RS 300 Cosworth package will include a 10-piece body kit featuring an extended front lower lip spoiler, exhaust side vents, an RS front grille with 3D mesh, exhaust side vents in matte pearl grey, door handles in matte pearl grey and front wheel arch LED light strips.

Kahn also installed a new quad exhaust system in stainless steel and privacy tinted glass while a new set of wheels, sized 9.5 x 22 up front and 10 x 22 at the rear, rounds out the exterior set-up.

For the interior, the tuner added quilted and perforated leather, a clock bezel – billet with Swarovski diamonds, a Cosworth time clock, a Cosworth speedo in blue, a Cosworth rev counter in yellow and Cosworth vented foot pedals in machined aluminum.

Under the hood, the updates include an arrangement of alterations to the supercharger and ECU programming so the SUV’s engine now delivers a total of 300 HP.


The new-generation Land Rover Range Rover is already receiving its second tuning kit — the first one came from Lumma Design — courtesy of Hofele Design. Hofele’s package has been dubbed "Royster GT 500" and updates the exterior and the engine of the SUV.

Under the hood is where we are most impressed, as the tuner added a power kit that can be applied to all the engines in the lineup and will increase their respective output by about 20 percent. For the 4.4-liter V-8 engine, for example, the final output number ends up at 410 horses and 531 pound-feet — up from the engine’s standard 339 horsepower and 442 lb-ft.

On the exterior Hofele added an additional front spoiler, new designed door panels with "bubbles," and painted the front grille and the new rear apron diffuser in matte black. There is also a new exhaust system with 4-tube stainless steel tailpipes in the style of "interlaced double oval,” plus a set of "Reverso II" wheels sized 9-by-20 inches and 10-by-22 inches. The tuner also installed an electric lowering module that can lower the car by up to 40 mm (1.5 inches) at speeds up to 50 mph.

For the interior, customers will get "Bi-Colour" leather in "Star-Light" design combined with lots of decorative elements.

According the Hofele, this upgrade is quick and easy to install, and requires no major modifications. It will be launched in February or March of 2013. Stay tuned for pricing!

Friday has come and gone, but we definitely did not forget a weekly tradition. No, we don’t have an office toga party to celebrate the weekend. We are talking about Kahn Design and its tradition of releasing a new body kit each Friday.

Today the tuner unveiled the Range Rover Sport Mille Miglia Edition — a tribute to the famous Mille Miglia open-road endurance race which took place in Italy from 1927 to 1957. This special edition is based on a 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 HSE and adds a sharp styling package that makes the Rover look better than ever.

The styling package includes an extended front lower lip spoiler, a new front grille with 3d mesh, carbon tailgate trim and privacy tinted glass. The SUV will be offered with a set of 22-inch RS 600 wheels combined with RS vented front and rear wheel arches with integrated front air dams and brake calipers in red.

On the inside, the package adds lots of leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and, most importantly, a clock bezel surround finished with Swarovski diamonds. As usual Kahn Design is offering its customers the possibility to express their own personality when comes about stylizing this special Range Rover.


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