Big, bad and ready to rumble, this Land Rover Range Rover means all sorts of business. And then some.
In some respects, that’s what you expect from an aftermarket company like Arden, which has specialized in these types of programs for Range Rovers. It’s latest take is no different, and yet when you take into account the kind of performance upgrade it gave the SUV , you stand and wonder if it could’ve been more.
That’s the respect we have for Arden.
But hey, this tuning program is still a whale of an upgrade, something Arden achieved by giving the Range Rover a supercharger kit, a new sport catalytic converter, an optimized ECU unit and a high-performance exhaust system. Considering that the standard Range Rover’s 5.0-liter, V-8 engine can produce a tight 510 horses and 461 pound-feet of torque, it’s an impressive feat that Arden was able to spike the numbers to a staggering 650 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque. This is good enough to improve the SUV’s 0-to-60 mph time from 5.3 seconds to somewhere around 3.8 and before hitting a top speed of 161 mph.
No word yet on how much this program is going to cost, but with the promise of 650 horsepower to play around with, we’ve no doubt that it’s going to set customers back a few bucks.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and to see this Arden tuning kit in detail.
That shiny, red engine cover lets you know that this supercharged SUV, which packs 650 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque, means business.
The new Range Rover Sport features the current model’s strong design DNA, but adds it a sleek and contemporary appearance. When compared to a standard Range Rover, the new Sport version is 149 mm (5.86 inches) shorter, 55 mm (2.16 inches) lower and weights 45kg (99 pounds) less.
In terms of power, the luxury SUV features a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that produces 510 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in 5.3 seconds before topping out at an electronically-limited 155 mph.
The base price for the Range Rover Sport is $63,495 for the SE model and goes all the way up to $93,295 for the Autobiography version.