For the most part, the 2013 Range Rover Sport doesn’t really need too many updates, since it is already quite the looker and rather powerful straight off of the showroom floor. Also going against it is the fact that the 2014 model is all-new. Despite that, tuners seem to be flocking to this model in recent weeks
The Range Rover Sport received a new upgrade kit from the German tuner, CDC International GmbH. It focused most of its work on updating the exterior and the interior look of the car, but CDC also managed to squeeze a few extra horsepower from the 5.0-liter, V-8 supercharged engine.
To milk the extra power, CDC adjusted the supercharger system via a gear change and an updated control unit. As a result, the Range Rover Sport now delivers a total of 580 horsepower and 695 Nm (512 pound-feet) — up from the standard 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque.
The tuner also installed a new stainless-steel exhaust system equipped with a valve system that helps further improve the incredible sound delivered by the V-8 engine.
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Range Rover Sport Nighthawk by CDC International in Detail
With its new kit, CDC International did most of its work on the RR Sport’s body. To give the SUV a sportier look, the tuner developed a new aerodynamic package made from carbon fiber that includes a new front bumper, side skirts, rear apron with diffuser, roof spoiler, mirrors and wider wheel arches.
The new front bumper includes new LED daytime running lights and new, carbon-fiber air intakes. The model is also updated with a newly designed black, coarse-aluminum grille. Rounding out the exterior mods is a front spoiler sword, rear diffuser, and rear and side fins, all made in carbon fiber.
Just like on the exterior, the interior is also dominated by a combination of carbon fiber, leather and Alcantara. The headliner, the dashboard, door panels and parts of the cargo area get an Alcantara treatment, while the seats and center console receive Ice White leather with black contrast stitching. CDC also trimmed the seats and the steering wheel in Ice White with black Alcantara and carbon-fiber elements.
Rounding out the interior are Bali Blue seat belts, stainless-steel pedals and footrest, carbon-fiber sill panels, and Alcantara and leather coverings on the floor mats.
The SUV sits on one-piece, forged alloy wheels in a sporty six-twin-spoke design.
Doing the duty of stopping this beast is a high-performance braking system with two-piece, slotted brake discs with aluminum brake calipers and stainless-steel brake lines. The tuner also installed a lowering module that can lower the car’s ride by 70 mm (2.75 inches).
CDC PERFORMANCE the NIGHTHAWK Project a well-styled for the Range Rover Sport Custom Programm to the public.
The numerous modifications of the Exterior - area of the vehicle , refer to the radically changed design of aerodynamic components such as front bumper , side skirts , rear apron with diffuser , roof spoiler , mirrors and the wide body of the wheel arches . The program is rounded off by the 28- part carbon set which in a 12K twill carbon fabric was developed in by hand.
In this newly developed design of the front bumper , LED daytime running lights were immediately integrated. In the front fender carbon air intakes have been incorporated . The newly designed front grille stands out for its black, coarse- aluminum grille , this is repeated across the front. The lower end of the body kit is made of carbon -round , front spoiler sword , rear diffuser, rear and side fins Carbon boards. Also our roof spoiler
contains a carbon lip. More carbon parts like door handles, bumper , trunk board , mirror covers & frames , front grille and carbon beams in the front apron round our Carbon Program. The in handwork modified interior is enhanced by its dominant carbon and leather work .
The headliner was completely wrapped in black Alcantara, as well as the dashboard, door panels and parts of the entire trunk.
Door panels, seats and center console in leather shine ICE WHITE with black stitching , the seats stand out in addition to the materials used by its seat in the elaborate workmanship from . Each rectangle you see is individually cut and sewn to the back , with no visible seams.
When the steering wheel was also leather finishing ICE WHITE , sutures used in black Alcantara and black with carbon elements.
The extensive 45 -part -built Carbon interior gleams in 3D by its coarse 6K twill carbon weave . At our CDC Nighthawk total 74 carbon parts are built .
All other plastic parts in the interior were refined in the NERO finish, such as seat belt covers, switch covers or Alcantara as , footrest, door sills and steering column cover .
In the cockpit tachometer and clock color and design were adapted to the overall picture.
In the footwell stainless steel pedals and footrest , carbon sill panels, Alcantara and leather coverings were installed floor mats.
The modified in complex manual work boot interior boasts Alcantara working with black stitching .
Finally, we have installed seat belts in BALI BLUE in CDC Nighthawk .
In short order , the interior of the CDC Nighthawk `s only consists CARBON ICE WHITE leather and ALCANTARA .
Not only in design and appearance , we modify the vehicle . The intervention in the perfromance creates speed, agility, safety and trust.
In detail, these changes relate to the following modules :
Compressor system , adjust the gear change and control unit. The vehicle’s power is 580hp and 695 NM raised thereby including cancellation of the V -max .
Our GIGANTIC specially manufactured for the RANGE ROVER SPORT high-performance braking system ensures a fade- free braking from high speeds with a constant enormous stopping power.
The system consists of 2-piece slotted brake discs with aluminum brake calipers and stainless steel brake lines .
Front : 6-piston caliper in conjunction with 420x36mm 2-piece brake disc
Rear: 6 piston calipers in connection with 420x36mm 2-piece brake disc
Our 1-piece Forged Alloy Wheels NIGHTHAWK in the sporty 6 - twin-spoke design with cut - outball ’s .
Were installed here 11.0x23.0 with 315/25-23 all around.
Is used here our electronic lowering module which drives the air suspension up to 70mm down . This is active up to 90 km / h over 90km / h all standard chassis characteristics are active again. SECURITY CRITICAL at high speeds.
The specially made for the RANGE ROVER SPORT exhaust system conceals a sound experience . The stainless steel exhaust system is equipped with a valve system which is operated via a button or the position of the transmission sports bar . With the flip closed, enjoying the tranquility of a V8 luxury sedan after operation and flip open you experience your 8 cylinder compressor sports car SUV .