Land Rover had announced that it is bringing the fastest, most agile and most responsive SUV it’s ever built, The Range Rover R-S to the ongoing 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. To build up excitement the British automaker has released some videos offering us a peek of the vehicle’s menacing exhaust note and showing it undergoing testing at Germany’s Nürburgring race track.The new SUV is a more potent version of the latest Range Rover Sport, which is already billed as Land Rover’s most capable vehicle both on and off the road. However, as the voice-over in the video confirms, greater performance has been brought to the mix.
What To Expect:
Likely to wear the R-S badge, which is reserved for Jaguar Land Rover’s most powerful models and has never previously been used on a vehicle from Land Rover, prototypes for the new Range Rover Sport variant have been spied for more than a year. Sporty SUV, will be carry an aggressive front fascia with a mesh grille and larger air intakes. The model will also feature a sporty rear diffuser that is flanked by a four-tailpipe exhaust system. We can also expect a sport-tuned suspension and massive alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system.
Under the hood is expected to sit a 550-horsepower version of the Jaguar Land Rover’s supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, which combined with sharper suspension, bigger brakes, and a lower, more aerodynamic body should ensure the new Range Rover Sport R-S reaches 100 km/h in around 4.8 seconds prior to hitting a top speed of approximately 265 km/h lives up to the promise of being the fastest and most agile Land Rover ever built.
The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from June 26-29 on the grounds of Goodwood House in the U.K. Also present will be a Range Rover Sport equipped with a new Stealth Pack accessories upgrade.