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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport R-S

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If you want to drive something a little bit more powerful than the current Range Rover Sport , Land Rover may have the solution for you: a new RS version that will be more powerful and more aggressive looking than the standard Range Rover Sport .

We expect the new Range Rover Sport RS to arrive by the end of 2013, but before it arrives, we believe that Land Rover will release the Evoque RS , which will give us a good idea of what to expect from the Range Rover Sport RS.

Rumors suggest that the new RS version will add a more aggressive look with a unique front bumper design, larger air intakes and a revised rear bumper. We also expect to see some contrasting black highlights on the the wheels, roof and the side-view mirrors

Under the hood, Land Rover will place the same supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine as in the current Range Rover Sport, but Land Rover will likely tweak it to between 540 and 550 horsepower.

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

Spy Shots

Land Rover Range Rover Sport R-S
Land Rover Range Rover Sport R-S
Land Rover Range Rover Sport R-S

The above spy shots, which our spy guys caught at Nurburgring re pretty telling, despite the heavy camo. We can easily make out a ton of hug air intakes in the front bumper and a pair of heat extractors near the rear of the hood.

Around back, the quad tailpipes tell you all you need to know about what this beast will sound like. Plus, the gap between the quad tailpipes is a perfect spot for Land Rover to slap on a diffuser.

Competitors

Mercedes GL63 AMG

Mercedes GL63 AMG

Thanks to its more powerful engine, the Range Rover Sport RS will finally have the ability to stand nose to nose with the GL63 AMG. Mercedes’ model is powered by an AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers an impressive 557 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.

With this power, the GL63 AMG can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.

BMW X5M

BMW X5 M

An equally impressive SUV is the X5 M. By the time the new RS version hits showrooms, BMW iwill likely have released the new-generation X5 M.

Rumors suggest it will get an updated version of the current twin-turbo V-8 delivering some 560 horsepower.



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