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Kahn Design has revealed the styling of their latest Land Rover Defender 90 up-fit, which includes a comprehensive exterior and interior makeover and the Chelsea Wide Track name. The Kahn personalization options list is immense, with near limitless combinations of paints, tweeds and leathers to camouflage this classic off-road machine in urban war paint.

Ever the victim of aggressive personalization, the Defender is still trendy because of how impractical and hilariously uncomfortable it is to drive. The mechanicals for Kahn’s extreme makeover stay the same as the stock model, aside from some light engine enhancements to the 2.2-liter turbo diesel and of course the giant wheel/tire/spring package.

These vehicles are part of a new co-branding effort between Kahn Design and the Chelsea Truck Company. Forming what must be the most absurdly wordy name in history, the truck is best referred to as the Chelsea Defender. Offered in the 90 or 110-inch body styles, the Chelsea Defender offers some tasteful and some not-so-tasteful ways for customers to part with their cash.

Cynicism about modified Defenders is possible only from afar. Driving a Defender is still a strange treat off road, but its rude manners on pavement mean that owners have little choice: they must try to engineer improvements themselves via the aftermarket.

Kahn’s custom Land Rover will not be joining the official U.S. price lists any time soon. A fun competitor might be the Nissan Murano CrossCarbiolet ] - but sadly, the convertible Defender is not one of the five body styles offered for this legendary truck’s designer up-fit.

Click past the jump to read the full review of the new 2013 Land Rover Defender 90 - Chelsea Wide Track By Kahn Design, with a mega gallery of images of the various personalization options.

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Last month, we heard the first rumors about the possibility of more powerful version of the Range Rover Sport and Evoque models. Rumored to be carry an "RS" suffix, these new versions will look more aggressive than standard version, plus they will deliver more luxury and power.

The first to arrive will likely be the Evoque RS. We anticipate it to carry a sportier look, thanks to new front and rear bumpers and larger air intakes. The exterior will likely boast of a base color with numerous black elements, like the front and rear lip spoiler, side skirts, side-view mirrors and roof. You can see all of these elements on the above rendering.

On the inside, we expect to see sporty updates, like sport seats, carbon-fiber insertions and stainless-steel trimming.

As for the engine, rumors point toward Land Rover tuning the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to around 300 horsepower, which represents a 60 horsepower increase over the current version. In order to handle the extra power, the Evoque RS will also be equipped with a modified suspension, larger wheels and an updated brake system.

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

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The new Land Rover Range Rover was unveiled back in 2012 and since then, it has gained lots of attention from tuners. In fact, if you remember correctly, there has been about one new tuning kit offered each week.

This week, the tuning kit comes from the German tuner Arden and is simply called Spirit. Though Arden left the bits under the hood alone, it did work hard on updating the look of the SUV .

The new AR9 body kit includes a new front apron with two air entrances for improved ventilation. The tuner also installed an exclusive, handmade Arden front grille, a completely redesigned front appearance and new side skirts. For the rear, Arden installed a new apron and new sports silencers.

The car sits on a set of 22-inch wheels painted the same color as the SUV’s exterior. As an option, buyers can also opt for 22-inch monobloc Dakar II rims painted in black/silver matte or silver/grey matte.

Click past the jump to read more about the Range Rover AR 9 Spirit by Arden.

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

If the current Range Rover Sport is just not enough for you, you will be happy to know that Land Rover is preparing a more powerful version. Set to wear the new "RS" badge, this new performance tag will be applied to both the Evoque and Range Rover models and are expected to arrive starting the end of this year.

Rumors suggest that the first to arrive will be the Evoque RS version, even though spy photographers caught the Range Rover RS testing at the Nϋrburgring race track.

The Range Rover RS will be offered with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine that will deliver around 542 horsepower - 39 horsepower more than in the current Range Rover Sport. On the other hand, the Evoque RS will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with an output of 300 horsepower. Both versions will be offered with modified suspensions and larger wheels.

As for the exterior look, the new RS models will be offered with a unique front bumper design and larger large air intakes, while the rear will get a new bumper and lower skid plate.

Click past the jump to read more about the current Range Rover Sport and Evoque.

Source: Autocar
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If you believed this week would pass by with no upgrades from Kahn Design, you were very mistaken. The British design firm just sent us the official details on its latest offering: a 2013 Range Rover 4.4 SDV8 Vogue Signature edition.

The model is painted in a very cool Avus Bianco Pearl White hue combined with the roof coated in a contrasting piano black, a lower boot lid spoiler, brake calipers finished in liquid gold, mirror caps in piano black and door accents in pearl grey.

For those customers interested, you will have the chance to admire all these cool Kahn cars at the Westchester Cup, on the Sunday the 28th of July or at the Land Rover Billing Fest, on the 26th, 27th and 28th of July, in Northampton.

Click past the jump to read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Vogue Signature Edition by Kahn Design.

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Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept

Following Nissan’s footsteps, Land Rover unveiled the Evoque Convertible Concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show . Back then, the company announced the concept previewed a future model, but nothing else ever came of it. Now, new rumors suggest that the Evoque Convertible will go into production 2014.

A Land Rover source confirmed in an interview with WhatCar that the Evoque Convertible has been given the green light for next year. The production version will be based on the three-door Evoque Coupe model and will come with a fabric roof, not a folding metal one as previously rumored.

Under the hood, the convertible version will likely feature the same engine lineup as the current models, so customers will be able to choose between both petrol and diesel engines.

Land Rover’s decision to offer a convertible version for the Evoque has been inspired by the huge success the model enjoyed during its first two years of production — more than 220,000 units were produced during this period.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2012 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept.

Source: whatcar
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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.


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