We recently reported on an upcoming Range Rover Evoque RS, the high-performance baby model from Land Rover. But now it seems the new Range RoverSport is not to be left behind either. Previous (or actually current) generation has the Supercharged model with 375kW as its flagship. No more. A Range Rover Sport RS is coming.
Propelled by the company’s hardworking 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, the Range Sport RS is said to be able to wield about 405kW, which will make it quite a formidable rival to the BMW X6 M, Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Not only is the engine a close match for the Germans, but the car itself has gone running and lost some weight. So the combination of fewer kilogrammes and more kiloWatts should see it becoming a very serious contender in the segment.
So serious in fact that Land Rover is apparently asking for a 0 – 100km/h time of 4.6 seconds from the engineers. That’s about BMW M5/ Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG/ Jaguar XFR quick.