Land Rover’s ‘Range Rover Sport R-S’ SUV Spied – 0-62 mph in 4.8 Sec, Indian launch may get delayed

Range Rover Sport R-S

Land Rover’s ‘Range Rover Sport R-S’ SUV Spied – 0-62 mph in 4.8 Sec, Indian launch may get delayed

Land Rover, being one of the prestigious premium car makers in the world, is currently working on a top end sports utility vehicle. Manufacturer claiming that it would soon win the hearts of speed freaks who want a performance four wheeler which will not be dedicated to racing tracks alone.

It has been a long time since the announcement regarding the upcoming model came out and there hasn’t any update about the model so far. To the surprise of all, a test mule of the model has been spotted recently in Germany. As usual, the upcoming model has been spotted on the Nurburgring circuit of Germany and some enthusiasts have revealed spy images of the model taken from the circuit.

The test mule was not fully covered with camouflage making it clear that it is going to be production ready very soon. The new Range Rover Sport R-S is expected to be powered with a 5.0 liter super charged V8 engine that can generate around 552 PS of power at the peak along with 680 Nm of torque. Engine sends ower to the wheels through ZF tronic 8 Speed automatic transmission gear box or a 9 speed transmission gear box.

Since the new Range Rover Sport R-S is specially made for performance lovers, we may expect the manufacturer to include the ‘Terrain Response System’. The outer design of the model is quite different to that of the base variants of the model. The front fascia of Range Rover Sport R-S comes with larger air vents with sportier bumpers. The test mule has been fitted with exclusive alloy wheels with Brembo brakes and red colored calipers. It is expected to be one of the quickest models in the segment as it can attain 100 kmph speed from rest within just 4.8 seconds only.

Though the model was flagged earlier as 2015 launch, we may expect the official unveil to get scheduled by the end of first half of 2014. But Indian market may not get the model by the end of next year as the Range Rover 2014 that is being sold in Europe has not yet unveiled in India.

[Source: Car Buzz]