Already refreshed once back in 2011, the Range Rover Sport is entering the 2013 model year with fresh new colors and a greater choice of interior trim and alloy wheel designs. Land Rover is also offering two new special editions - the Sport Supercharged Limited Edition and the Sport GT Limited Edition - both of which will be built in limited numbers.
We’ve already provided details on the new 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition, so we’ll focus on the Sport GT Limited. It will be offered with an extended rear roof spoiler, unique rear chrome exhaust treatments, 20" black five spoke alloy wheels, steering wheel mounted shift paddles, and a premium LOGIC7 audio system with SAT and HD radio. The GT Sport will be offered in a limited run of 750 units for the U.S., 450 of which will be in Santorini Black and 300 units in Fuji White.
Before anybody gets their mighty morphins’ on, we’d like to qualify that this tuned up Range Rover isn’t an ode to the once fearless leader of the Power Rangers. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the 90’s kiddie show. What it actually is is the latest program from the always busy tuning company, Kahn Design.
Always one to put forth the best product for its loyal customers, Kahn Design has come out with a new program for the Range Rover that they have christened the "Red Ranger." As you can expect from the use of the name, this Range Rover comes dressed with a deep red finish that offers a nice contrast to the black accents fitted into the car. Kahn Design also added an extensive aerodynamic body kit that comprises of a new carbon fiber front grille, side air vents, new front and rear bumper trims, extended front and rear lip spoilers, front LED strips, side skirts, wheel arch extensions, quad exhaust tailpipes, and last but certainly not least, a new set of 22" Kahn RS600 wheels.
As far as the interior is concerned, Kahn Design opted to reverse the color scheme, using black leather and carbon fiber trims as the main ingredient with red touches on the door panels and the leather stitching.
A lot of Kahn’s programs are impressive, but we like the Range Rover "Red Ranger" for its simplistic - yet classy - appeal. Either way, it’s another tremendous program from the folks that have made a living impressing us all.
Anytime they attend a major auto show, the fine chaps over at Land Rover are always looking to make a splash. Look no further for all the evidence than the 2012 New York Auto Show where, to the surprise of no one, the British automaker has revealed a pair of special edition models.
Joining the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition in waving to the New York crowd is the Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition. While it doesn’t carry all the luxury bells and whistles of its co-debutante, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition is still cool enough to justify its limited edition billing.
For starters, the model will only come in a choice of two exterior paint finishes - Fuji White and Santorini Black - while also receiving a slew decorative trim pieces tacked in various parts of the SUV. Inside, there’s not as much leather, but there is plenty of bespoke carbon fiber trim to go with contrast leather in red and black with contrast stitching.
As far as power goes, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition will make use of a supercharged V8 that delivers a tidy 510 horsepower. And just in case you’re wondering how "limited" this limited edition Range Rover is, Land Rover will only be building 500 units of this bad boy, exclusively for the US market.
UPDATE 05/18/2012: Landrover has just revealed that the US market will get 500 units of the new Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition, only 300 units in Santorini Black and 200 units in Fuji White.
Another week, another very cool tuning package coming from Kahn Design. Based on a Land Rover model, of course, their new Range Rover Sport Vesuvius Edition is as impressive as any other tuning kit we have seen coming from them. As you probably are used by now the package includes a series of modifications made to both the exterior and the interior, but nothing has been modified under the hood.
For the exterior Kahn is offering a wide track aerodynamic styling package with vented wide wheel arches and integrated LED daytime running lights, quad stainless steel exhaust system, liquid gold calipers, RS front grille with 3d mesh, grille insert in carbon fiber, exhaust side vents and Kahn branding. The car will be offered with matte pearl grey door handles, Vesuvius orange side vents and a grille surround.
The interior comes with bespoke RS front and rear seats in diamond quilted perforated black leather with Vesuvius orange inserts, matching centre arm rest and door tops, carbon fibre interior facia trim, speedo & rev counter in red, diamond gear selector, Churchill time clock with Swarovski diamond bezel, Kahn illuminated sill plates and machined foot pedals.
Under the hood the engine remains untouched: the 3.0 liter SDV6 diesel engine produces 256hp at 4,000rpm with a maximum torque of 442 lbs-ft at 2,000rpm.
Land Rover is celebrating Range Rover’s 10th anniversary with the unveiling of three special editions: the TDV8 Westminster, TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography. The first one TDV8 Westminster will replace the current TDV8 Vogue and Vogue SE models and will go on sale in March at a price of £69,995 or about $110,000 at the current exchange rates.
The new Range Rover Westminster Edition will be distinguished by a special ’Noble’ finish to the front grille and side vents, ’Titan’ silver lower splitter bar and fog lamp bezels, 20" 10-spoke alloy wheels and ’Westminster’ badging. The interior will add a cabin finished with luxury carpets and Grand Black lacquer trim elements, plus bright-finished pedal finishers. As standard equipment Land Rover offers an in car entertainment system that includes a 19-speaker, 1,200W harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system as well as Range Rover’s innovative Dual View infotainment screen.
Under the hood there is a 4.4 liter TDV8 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission. Customers will have to choose between seven exterior colors and a choice of five interior color combinations.
Now that the new Land Rover Evoque has situated itself on the market, Land Rover is moving forward by updating the other models in its line-up. The next vehicle to see some action if the Range Rover, for both standard and Sport variants. The last time we caught the Range Rover, it was busy with some hot weather testing, but the calendar has turned and Landrover is now allowing the SUV to play in the snow. The best part is that our spy photographers were able to get close enough to snag a couple pics of the Range Rover’s new interior.
The new Landrover Range Rover will be built on a modified version of the Jaguar XJ aluminum platform and is rumored to lose about 990 lbs from its total weight. This will be possible thanks to the intense use of composite materials for the body. The engine line-up will be inherited from the current generation, but Land Rover will focus on improving the engines’ fuel economy.
As for the interior of the new Range Rover, it will take on characteristics from the luxurious Evoque, as seen in these images. The exterior will also take on some Evoque features, but unfortunately the heavy camouflage still prevents us from going into details on those changes.
Expect to see the new Range Rover launched by the end of 2012.
Shortly after revealing their brand new package for the Porsche Panamera, Hamann turned its attention to a larger model in the luxury segment: the Land Rover Range Rover. Believed to have just enough power for the general public, the Range Rover has been given a once-over by the German tuner to increase that power for those who a deeper need for customization. The package includes exclusive bodywork, performance updates, and a new interior program.
The exterior of the Range Rover has been slightly altered with a new front spoiler with larger cooling air inlets and harmoniously integrated LED daytime lights. The SUV has also received wider wings, forming a single unit with the newly designed side skirts, a carbon roof spoiler, and stainless steel exhaust pipes. The final element for the exterior is a new set of 22" three-part forged wheels. The interior can likewise be made over with an infinite number of combinations formed from leather, Alcantara, wood, carbon, or aluminum trims.
For the engine updates, Hamann is offering an entirely new exhaust system, complete with X-manifold, center pipe, and perfected engine electronics for the Range Rover. As a result, the 5.0 liter V8 engine’s output has been increased to 530 HP and 487 lb-ft of torque at 2,600 RPM, from the standard 510 HP and 461 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in just 6 seconds and top speed has been raised to 141 mph.
Afzal Kahn and his fellows at Kahn Design probably know more about tuning Range Rovers than most people know how to brush their teeth. Over the years that they’ve been in business, that much has been clear.
The British tuning company’s latest Range Rover project is yet another example of the company’s innovativeness in coming out with programs for the luxury SUV.
This one is called the Military Edition, and true to it’s name, it’s been designed with plenty of high-end security design cues that makes it a virtual fortress on wheels.
The exterior of the Range Rover received a Metallic Military Grey paint finish while also getting fitted with a wide arch pace kit that comes with LED daylight lighting in the front arch extensions. Meanwhile, the program also includes an RS grille in carbon fiber finish with a Metallic Military Grey inner grille insert and black mesh. There’s also a front lip extension spoiler, also dressed in Metallic Military Grey and treated to a carbon fiber finish. Rounding out the exterior modifications are orange calipers, black rubber steps, Kahn badging, illuminated Kahn side sill plates, and a new set of 22" Kahn RS/R wheels.
Inside, the Range Rover Military Edition put in bullet-proof glass to ensure that the owners receive maximum protection from any and all threats that might come their way. Adding to the bullet proof glass is a bespoke interior that comes with an RS leather interior in black with grey insert panels, a quilted glove box, door tops and instrumental binnacle, a blue time clock with black Swarovski bezel, a Kahn billet steering wheel finished with grey top and bottom sections.
Needless to say, it’s another immaculate work coming from Kahn Design, which you can scoop up for £73,875, which is around $98,000 based on current exchange rates.
British tuning firm, Project Kahn, is going through a bit of a change. From now on, the company will be called A. Kahn Design, after the owner Azful Kahn, but that kind of news is nowhere near exciting enough to announce by itself, so the company has unveiled the first tuning project under the name: the Range Rover Sport RS300 Cosworth. This vehicle is now on sale for £65,875, or about $103,000 at the current exchange rates.
Thankfully, the only thing that changed about the company is the name; they are still delivering some amazing work. The RS300 Cosworth is painted in an amazing "Fugi White" and includes an eight-piece aerodynamic package consisting of Cosworth vented front and rear wheel arch spats with integrated air dams, LED daytime running lights in the front air dams, a Cosworth front grille with 3D mesh, and new exhaust side vents. The Range Rover Sport sits on a new set of 22" Kahn RS/R wheels and will be further equipped with a diamond gear selector, RS300 rev counter, Cosworth speedo, Cosworth time clock fascia insert, Cosworth stainless steel door entry sill plates, Cosworth machined aluminum vented foot pedals, Cosworth quad diagonal exhaust system, new calipers, and Kahn branding. For the interior, A. Kahn Design is offering their usual deal; customers can customize it in any possible combination of color and materials.
Project Kahn is continuing its work on Land Rover models with the new Bali Blue RS450 Kahn Range Rover Vogue. Priced at £88,875 - or about $136,000 at the current exchange rates - the new Bali Blue RS450 includes an impressive list of exterior and interior modifications and, of course, special blue exterior paint.
Aside from the electric blue finish, the Bali Blue RS450 benefits from a long list of additions including new side skirts, LED daylight running lights, yellow calipers, Kahn illuminated kick plates, and Kahn undercar lighting. The final element of the exterior is a new set of 22-inch RS wheels in matte Pearl Grey combined with Land Rover center caps and a Kahn quad exhaust system. The interior gets Kahn machined aluminum pedals, bespoke door handles, Project Kahn mats, a new rev counter, and a time clock with a Swarovski diamond bezel. Kahn also provides customers with the opportunity to express their individuality with any color or material they desire for their Range Rover.