A report in Autocar claims that Jaguar's RS badge and its herd of extra horsepower is walking across the aisle to the Land Rover stable. Autocar sources say the Range Rover Sport and Evoque will get RS designations, the supercharged V8 in the Sport RS getting cranked up to "at least" 542 horsepower, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the Evoque RS getting 300.

The magazine has spy shots of an extra potent Sport testing at the Nürburgring, slight changes to the lower parts of the SUV giving it away as a ringer. Supposedly, with the same horsepower (or more) than the RS cars in the Jaguar fold, Land Rover wants it to get from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds; that would make it just 0.1 second shy of the same run in a Jaguar XJR. The Evoque RS is said to be arriving first, perhaps this year, with the Range Rover Sport RS coming next year.


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      Master Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      The think the LR4 also had a Explorer 4.0L SOHC V6 as well...nothing wrong with the Ecoboost 2.0L, and yes it can be tweaked to much higher power as the article pointed out. Easier and less expensive for them to purchase engines from Ford than go out and design a new one. At least we know the Ecoboost is reliable. It took Ford many many years to change over the electronics from Jag/LR/AM and make them a bit more reliable and even then they will still not complete doing so with LR which still posts lower reliability ratings. I would ahve wished they would have cleaned house with LR before selling them off.
        Archknight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Master Austin
        I'm not surprised at the supercharged 5.0 as it already puts out more than suggested in Jag models. It just suggests the 2.0 will get 300, as we know Ford is also developing the more potent 2.3T for use in the new Mustang which puts out over 300hp, if they are sticking to purchasing Ecoboost engines why not use that one? It's a coin toss and like this article it's just speculating on what might be produced.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        JJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        Do you mean stupid for it beeing a range rover or generally stupid!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @JJ
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      pickles
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's odd to see a Rangy without deeply tinted windows. It looks surprisingly average without dark windows.
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think I will go test drive one. But I mean really test drive it on some rock covered mountain pass just to see the look on the sales guys face. What you want me to buy it without seeing how good they really are off road?