Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover Range Rover

  Land Rover Range Rover

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1,750 horsepower vs. 510 horsepower doesn’t sound like a good competition, right? But Land Rover did it, as the SUV manufacturer put a new Range Rover Sport head-to-head against a 1945 Spitfire TR9 V12 Merlin. Car vs. plane all over again!

The Range Rover Sport was driven by Mike Cross, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Vehicle Integrity Engineer, while the Spitfire was piloted by Matt Jones from the Boultbee Flight Academy. So, which one won the race?

To help you see just how one-sided this competition is on paper, we remind you that the Range Rover Sport is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine with 510 horsepower on tap, while the Spitfire TR9 V12 Merlin gets a 1,750-horsepower V-12 Merlin engine and it has a maximum airspeed of 400 mph.

Both the car and the plane are considered British legends of land and sky, so picking a winner can be pretty difficult. All we can say is watch the video to see which one won the race.

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Mansory has a long tradition of upgrading the Land Rover SUVs, and after a very successful kit offered for the third-generation Range Rover , the tuner decided to do the same with the recently launched fourth-generation . With this kit, Mansory focused on making the SUV more powerful, luxurious and sophisticated.

In order to obtain these results, Mansory started with some upgrades under the hood. The V-8 engine was upgraded with a new sports air filter and an optimized engine electronic system. As a result, the V-8 engine’s output jumps by 68 horsepower and 51 pound feet to 578 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. Mansory is also testing a kit that pushes output to 650 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque in initial testing — a boost of 140 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque.

The kit continues with a very cool aerodynamic kit, a new set of wheels and an updated interior.

Click past the jump to read more about the Range Rover Vogue by Mansory.

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Land Rover Range Rover LWB

The new-generation Land Rover Range Rover has been out for quite some time now, but we haven’t seen the entire lineup just yet. The company still has one more body version to uncover: the long wheelbase (LWB) model. Our spy photographers managed to pick one of the LWB versions out for a test drive today.

As expected, the long-wheelbase version will look nearly identical to the standard version, but the rear doors will be much longer than on the normal version and the wheelbase is extended about 150 mm (5.90 inches).

When compared to the base version, the long-wheelbase version will offer more space in the for the rear passengers, making it the perfect car for families that make good use of the rear seats.

Expect to see the new Land Rover Range Rover LWB unveiled later this year. Land Rover expects Russia and China to be the biggest markets for the upcoming Range Rover LWB, but the U.S. will also play an important role, as we are already the biggest market for Land Rover.

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The new-generation Range Rover Sport made its world debut back in April at the 2013 New York Auto Show and after only two months it already set its first world record.

It all happened yesterday at the famous Pikes Pike International Hill Climb course where a 2014 Range Rover Sport established the record for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle and broke the long standing record for any kind of production-standard vehicle.

The SUV managed to run the 12.42-mile asphalt course in just 12:35.61 at an average speed of 59.17 mph. The record was independently timed and sanctioned by PPIHC (Pikes Peak International Hill Climb).

For those of you who think this is not an impressive result, we have to remind you the Pikes Peaks features 156 corners and goes way up to an altitude of 14,110 feet where the air contains just 58% of the oxygen it does at sea level.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Range Rover Sport.

Our fascination with cars covered in matte is pretty well documented.

Over the past few months, Orlando-based tuner Ultimate Auto has also caught our attention, thanks to a number of aftermarket programs that, quite frankly, have been all pretty impressive.

When you put one and one together, this is what you come up with.

It’s called the Range Rover Celebrity Auto Edition and it’s been dressed in matte red. Wow, indeed.

We’ve seen some Range Rovers get treated to matte black finishes, but a matte red is actually a first. So yeah, Ultimate Auto did it again.

More than just the matte red goodness, the aftermarket company also gave the Range Rover a slew of aesthetic modifications that when added up gives the British SUV a new dimension in terms of how it can be presented.

You would think that giving an SUV as rigid as the Range Rover a makeover would be a Herculean task. Well, Ultimate Auto has just proved that with the right team doing it, it’s easier than you’d think.

Click past the jump to read about what Ultimate Auto did to the Range Rover

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Never ever open a car door while moving…

This is a lesson George Michael had to learn in a very unpleasant way. It looks like the famous musician opened aRange Rover ’s door and tried to pull it shut again because it wasn’t shut properly. Before he could close the door, he fell out of the car at 70 mph.

The incident happened on a motorway near St Albans and a woman approaching from behind almost ran him over. Katherine Fox said that when she saw him falling from the car she slamed on her brakes and reversed her Mini , so that no other vehicles would hit him.

According to Fox, George Michael had his clothes ripped and there was blood everywhere. Still, when he was transported to the hospital, his publicist Connie Filipello said that the injuries are just "superficial cuts and bruises." Michael’s partner, Fadi Fawaz, also reported the Michael was doing well at the hospital.

Police officers have opened an investigation and a final decision on what happened will be announced the in the upcoming weeks. We’ll keep an eye on Michael’s condition and report back if anything changes, but he seems like everything is going to be fine.

Click past the jump to read more about George Michael’s other incidents with cars.

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It looks like Kahn Design will make no exception from its general rule: with every new comes another new tuning kit.

Its latest project is based on the standard Range Rover and it is called Santoniri Black RS 600 Kahn Cosworth. If you were wondering what the "600" in the title stands for, we have to tell that this is one of the few times it doesn’t refer to its horsepower.

The kit is based on the LR-V8 Supercharged version for which the tuner is offering an ECU update plus an arrangement of alterations to the supercharger. The result is a power increase to a total of 545 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque (and this is what the RS600 stands for).

Alongside the engine upgrades, the tuner is also offering an aerodynamic kit that includes vented front and rear wheel arches, a lowered front spoiler, Satin Black bonnet and roof stripe, and an RS front grille with 3D mesh. The car will sit on 22-inch RS wheels.

The interior has also been updated with front and rear bespoke seats, floor mats, quilted center glove box, vented foot pedals in machined aluminum, and tailgate center trim in a 3D Carbon finish.

Click past the jump to read more about the Range Rover Santoniri Black RS 600 Kahn Cosworth by Kahn Design.

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.


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