2015 Range Rover Sport RS

Range Rover Sport RS

After almost a whole a year since Jaguar Land Rover‘s first prototype 2015 Range Rover Sport RS model was spotted, a new RS prototype has been seen in testing with a possible public debut to be made later this year.

 

The new 2015 Range Rover Sport RS is being tested with it’s sibling the Evoque RS which is believed to be set for unveiling first, though there is a high chance that Jaguar will unveil both models together at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October.

 

The 2015 Range Rover Sport RS specs

 

Power for the new top of the range model comes from the same 5.0 litre supercharged V8 unit found in the standard Range Rover Sport, however power is expected to have been lifted to match the Jaguar XK-RS. This means the model may be capable of producing 542 brake horse power and 680Nm of torque. As a result, the vehicle should be able to accelerate from a standstill to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

 

Due to the extra power, the RS will inevitably require larger brakes, which are expected to come in the form of fade free Brembo carbon ceramic discs. Tweaks will also be made to the traction control system, steering, transmission and dampers.

 

The 2015 Range Rover Sport RS styling

 

Instead of traditional black and white camouflage, the new Range Rover Sport RS prototype features a very eye catching blue, black and white wrap which would be more suited to a Range Rover at the Gumball 3000.

 

The new front apron gains a long blacked out mesh grille, new air intakes, massive tailpipe cut-outs at the back and a new splitter. Additional visual changes include new sporty alloy wheels at the rear, a new diffuser and a new quad exhaust pipe system can also be seen. The model will sit on an aluminium chassis which makes it likely to be lighter than the standard SUV.

 

There is no official word on when to expect the new Range Rover Sport RS or even if the model will enter production, but if it does then the vehicle’s launch date should be expected at around the end of the year or the beginning of 2015.

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