2014 Range Rover Sport could get an R-S variant - report

 2014 Range Rover Sport could get an R-S variant - report
Range Rover Sport first spy photos 26.06.2012

Could have a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine

In a recent interview, Land Rover’s Chief of Chassis Systems revealed the company is considering a high-performance version of the next-generation Range Rover Sport.

Speaking with Car Advice, David Waide said “It’s one of the areas which the business can expand. You’ve seen this with Jaguar and its XKR-S edition. They’ve done very well with the R-S model … so there’s the ability to do those sorts of things with Land Rover product.”

Despite being more hardcore than the Range Rover Sport Supercharged, the R-S variant wouldn't be a direct rival to the Porsche Cayenne GTS. As Waide explained, "If you compare [the XKR-S] with the Porsche equivalents it’s not as sporty; it’s as quick, it sounds fantastic, but it’s also more comfortable.” These are undoubtedly the same qualities that the Range Rover Sport R-S would adopt.

There's no word on what would power the model, but the natural candidate would be the XKR-S' supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 550 HP (405 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. This, combined with the new aluminum architecture from the Range Rover, would likely enable the model to lunge from 0-100 km/h in approximately five seconds.

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Very excited! Can't wait to see how its stands against the Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Porsche Cayenne and the others!
Nov 14, 2012 2:39 am
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The SRT is the slowest between its rivals. Even the new ML550 can keep up with it in a drag race.
Nov 14, 2012 4:27 am
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Range Rover isn't that fast either.
Nov 14, 2012 5:57 am
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Yes the RR isn't that fast because it is veeery heavy, wait for this new model and even i'm not a fan of the RR sport but i'm sure it will be very fast
Nov 14, 2012 2:22 pm
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not excited about it after seeing the 2013 range rover... too sad the design of land rovers sucks now
Nov 13, 2012 6:44 pm
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Thats going to sound stupid, Yes have the engine but dont call it RS, its not Land Rover, call it something else
Nov 13, 2012 5:53 pm
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