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High Performance version of the all new Range Rover Sport SPIED!

Posted on: April 26, 2013 by megan

It seems that there may well be a new high-performance version of the all-new Range Rover Sport according to Auto-Express whose spies have caught its testing in action!

An even hotter RS version is already under development, despite the fact that the new Range Rover Sport only made its global debut at the New York Motor Show a month ago.

Auto Express’ spies have captured this disguised prototype testing on public roads near the track at the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany. They say that the new, larger air intakes and more aggressive front bumper immediately set it apart from the standard model.

The ride height is also lower than the standard Range Rover Sport’s, suggesting firmer, tuned suspension. Black 21-inch alloy wheels finish off the extensive makeover.

Under the bonnet is the same 5.0 litre supercharged V8 as the standard car, but with a higher power output. Auto Express expect it to match the Jaguar XK-RS, with a 542bhp and a massive 680Nm of torque sent to all four tyres. This means the Range Rover Sport RS could cover 0-62mph in around 4.8 seconds.

Auto Express go on to say that the fade-free Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes are also likely to feature on the newcomer, reducing overall weight and providing superior stopping power. Elsewhere, the dynamic traction control system, dampers, steering and gearbox will also be tweaked to help the car offer an even more exciting drive.

So the New Range Rover Sports pricing has been revealed this week, ranging from £51,500 for entry-level SE trim and upwards. So how much will this upgraded RS version set you back?

Expect the price to nudge close to the £100,000 mark, with a launch date pencilled in for some time in the next 12 months….watch this space!

[Auto Express]

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