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Black and white are colors that will always be in fashion so it’s really no surprise that automakers choose these two colors when devising some of their special editions. Land Rover is just another example of that as they have unveiled a special edition Discovery 4 that pays tribute to those exact monochromatic colors. Called the Discovery 4 ’Landmark’, this special edition will be offered in Santorini Black or Fuji White color schemes and will go on sale in January 2011.

The exterior of the Landmark edition will be distinguished by Santorini Black finish grille vanes, gloss black 20" 5-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels, privacy glass, and Satin Black extended roof rails. The interior gets Taurus interior leather which comes in either Ebony or - for the first time in a Discovery - Ivory. Under the hood there is a highly efficient 3.0 liter SDV6 twin turbo diesel engine.

The new Discovery 4 Landmark will also be offered with the Terrain ResponseTM system, which optimizes the vehicle set-up for virtually all on-road or off-road driving situations, with five different settings to suit different terrains.

Press release after the jump.

Land Rover has confirmed today that a five-door version of the new Range Rover Evoque will be produced. An official debut will be made later this year.

While the company revealed nothing else on this version, we expect to see the same design and engine line-up. There will be a choice of both a 4WD and a 2WD version and three trim levels: Pure, Prestige, and Dynamic. Under the hood there will be a new 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine that combines direct fuel injection and twin variable valve timing.

Like with the two-door version, the five-door version will get unique 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details, premium leather, twin-needle stitching and real wood and metal finishes, unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance, perforated leather seats and unique sports detailing.

The new Evoque five-door version will go on sale in the same time as the two-door version: fall of 2011.

Updated 11/10/2010: After a short announcement at the Paris Auto Show, Land Rover has unveiled today full details on the five-door version Evoque. Hit the jump to read all about it and check the picture gallery to see the latest images added. We also have two video of the SUV. Sales in USA will begin in the fall of 2011 and Land Rover announced an estimated price of $45,000.

Updated 12/01/10:The folks at Land Rover have just released the first official promo video - it’s an animation video too! - of the 5-door Range Rover Evoque, highlighting the SUV in all its wonderful glory, including shots of both the exterior and interior. Anybody who’s had any remote interest on the car will need to watch this.

The German tuner, Arden, has prepared a new tuning kit for the Land Rover Range Rover Sport . The tuning kit includes a newly designed front apron with LED daytime running lights and the handmade stainless steel grilles. The widened fender flares and side skirts present the perfect connection to the rear bumper and complete the impressive appearance of this wide body kit. Another eye catcher is the stainless steel sidebars that can be illuminated on request. There is also a new rear apron and a new stainless steel exhaust system.

The whole package is finished by Dakar II 22 " alloy wheels. And, of course, an amazing white exterior paint job. Arden left the 5.0-liter V8 engine unchanged, with the same 375 hp and 510 hp in the supercharged version. This may be a time when the standard engine may not need adjusting as this SUV already makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 5.9 seconds.

Press release after the jump.

The newRange Rover Evoque made its world debut at the Paris Auto Show, but its reveal started much earlier than when the show opened its doors. As the upswell of excitement hit the fashion capital of the world, RangeRover enlisted the help of four artists to help the process along. These four artists each created a wire frame model of the Evoque highlighting the car’s strengths. RangeRover then took these models and placed them in front of Paris’ landmarks, including the centre pompidou and palais de tokyo.

The celebration of the unveiling continued as the four pieces were moved to a boat by the Seine where the Evoque’s launch party was being held. This video will give you a sneak peek at which celebrities were on hand at the event, as well as a look at the actual unveiling. Not a superstar video, but worth a few minutes of your time.

As a reminder: the new Evoque will be offered in both three and five door body types with 4WD and 2WD versions available. Under the hood there will be a new 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine that combines direct fuel injection and twin variable valve timing. Both models will go on sale fall of 2011.

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Now even more luxury, power, and in-your-face styling from the wizards at Mansory, just in time for the Range Rover’s 40th birthday. The Range Rover Sport has been a very successful vehicle even in today’s tax- and emission-laden world. They no doubt are “footballers” cars, described that way due to the fact that celebrities love them – chief amongst which are English Footballers. It would make sense that, with such an affluent target market, buyers would no doubt want their Sport to stand out from all the others in the shopping mall parking lot.

Answering that call are luxury Swiss aftermarket gurus, Mansory , with a newly released complete transformation kit for the Range Rover Sport. The kit is complete in that it encompasses all aspects of vehicle tuning – styling, performance, and interior.

Their latest offering comprises of a full carbon/plastic bodykit, which includes a new bonnet with a power bulge big enough to suck in a small planet, complete new wings (60mm wider in front & 80mm at the rear), a beautiful carbon diffuser, new side skirts, new front and rear bumpers, and exterior trim. We think it’s safe to say they have left very little untouched. Rounding off the exterior look are a set of yummy lightweight 23” wheels.

Hit the jump for the full story.

Source: Mansory
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During our drive of the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee , we overheard many shoppers commenting about a need for four-wheel drive in their vehicles. Now, let’s be honest for a moment. Most of these moms and dads will never use the abilities of a four-wheel drive machine. The parking lot at the local grocery store doesn’t have rocks that you need to scale in order to get into the parking lot or deep lakes in front of the door.

Yet, there are those who do use these machines the way they are supposed to be used. A real four-wheel drive machine can do so much in the rough stuff that it’s hard to be stopped. Crossovers and luxury SUVs – besides the Range Rover – would be left for dead.

When looking at the top ten vehicles that have wonderful off-road abilities we first need to find ten of them. It was actually quite a task to find ten vehicles like this. It seems the days of the big off-road SUV are in the past. When we managed to locate them, we looked at build quality, off-road ability, on-road ability, style, comfort, and power.

Hit the jump to see the list.

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Some people are willing to pay a pretty penny for luxury. Just look at the price of a first growth French Bordeaux or a tin of Beluga Caviar. These objects are for the rich, the very rich, and to go along with their high-end eats they need high-end vehicles.

We all know that the Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive car in the world, along with its many different variations, so we aren’t just going to do a list of the Bugatti’s, even though it sure would be easy.

Most of these machines are extremely high performance and they aren’t the sort of machines you will see hanging around the local Wal-Mart. In fact, many won’t see BMW’s around Wal-Mart, but that’s beside the point.

Years ago, we reported the top ten most expensive cars in the world as created by Forbes Auto. Well that list detailed how expensive these cars are to own, but we have always held the notion that if you afford these sorts of machines, you can afford to service them and if not, you need an accountant.

Hit the jump to see the list.

Source: Forbes Auto

The2011 Range Rover Evoque is scheduled to make its public debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show later this year, but as is the case with new vehicles these days, you can actually catch images of these new cars milling around undisguised on the days leading up to the annual event.

0-100, a Romanian website was able to take some photos of an undisguised 2011 Range Rover Evoque during a supposedly top-secret event Land Rover was hosting for all of its dealerships and VIPs.

There’s no doubt that these photos - unless Land Rover has a wicked curveball up its sleeve - belong to that of a Range Rover Evoque prototype. And while the car’s not scheduled to be in Paris when the Paris Motor Show opens its doors later this week, these photos do give us the clearest look at both the exterior and the interior of the Evoque.

We’re pretty sure that given the painstaking lengths to keep this meeting top secret, these photos aren’t sitting too well with the folks over atLand Rover . Not that it should matter to these guys anyway, because in this day and age, spy photos like these come with the territory.

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Superchips has not wasted any time creating another ECU remap, and this time it is for the Land Rover Discovery 4 and the Range Rover Sport HSE . Their new tuning packages for the LandRover models upgrade the performance of the 3.0-liter TDV6 engine by 35 HP and 51 NM of torque.

Since both models carry the same engine under their respective hoods, the performance boost translates into the exact same numbers. The Land Rover/Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 engine’s power output ends up at 282hp at 3632 rpm (compared to a measured 247 bhp as standard,) and 638 Nm (465 lb.ft.) torque (compared with a measured 587 Nm from the factory).

Superchips states that the increase in power will not affect the LandRover Discovery 4 or Range Rover Sport HSE TDV6’s fuel economy. They said that if these vehicles were "driven in a ‘like for like’ manner against the standard version, owners will experience noticeable fuel economy improvements due to the additional low rev torque delivered by the Superchips upgrade." You know people out there are going to test this theory so SuperChips better hope their calculations are correct.

Press release after the jump.

Kahn Design has unveiled a new tuning package based on the Range Rover Sport Autobiography. The package is called the RS600 and includes a new ten piece Kahn body kit and engine upgrade.

Thanks to the Kahn Intelligent Power, the Range Rover Sport now develops 600 HP. And what better way to enhance the boosted power than by adding the Project Kahn Super Sound exhaust system which takes the power from the engine and transforms it into a deep rumble that escapes from the back of the car.

The interior is decked out in leather as the front and rear seats, glove box, and dashboard get wrapped in a bespoke quilted leather. The steering wheel and gearshift are also covered in leather while the speedometer, rev counter, and clock receive an electric blue color. The entire package is finished off with an elegant Kahn 22” RS Alloy Wheel and Tire set.

If this tuning kit is starting to look a little familiar then you have a keen eye for duplicate packages. Kahn Design has actually already released this package for the 2010 Range Rover Sport back in February, but apparently they felt it was good enough to slap onto the Autobiography model as well.

Press release after the jump.


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