Land Rover wanted to put the Range Rover Sport Hybrid to the test, and to do so, it sent a team on a very chilly road trip. The group hooked up a winterized Airstream to the back of the electrified SUV and drove it to the company's test center in the arctic circle.
Harry Metcalfe is not only the editor emeritus of Evo magazine, but he also helped Jaguar Land Rover set up its Special Vehicle Operations division that made the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Little wonder then that he got his driving gloves on it before the rest of us. And we're glad he brought along a video camera or two.
An issue with the occupant classification system has prompted Land Rover to recall certain Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports for a software reflash, with another pair called in to have their supercharged engines replaced.
Three separate recall campaigns will bring in 104,114 vehicles manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover - the bulk of them Range Rovers recalled for brake issues, with a handful of blinking Jaguar XKs thrown in for good measure.
Some of Land Rover's latest vehicles need a fix for their tire pressure monitoring system affecting about 28,037 units. The recall covers the 2013-2014 LR4, 2014 Range Rover and 2014 Range Rover Sport that have a build date between September 16, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
Your options for a highly sporty luxury SUV have just become more complicated. That's because in addition to the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Land Rover has just busted its way onto the scene with this, the 550-horsepower, supercharged Range Rover Sport SVR.
Care for a bit more proof that the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio of vehicles is the best it's ever been? Well, the Indian-owned pair of brands saw a record year in 2013, while 2014 has seen a 14-percent increase in sales. The crazy thing is, though, is that figure could be even higher, provided the company had the production capacity.
Nürburgring lap times, it should come as no surprise, have become the ultimate bragging rights for performance automakers. So much so, in fact, that the records have been categorized. The Porsche 956 has held the outright record at 6:11 since 1983, the Pagani Zonda R is the fastest production-based track car at 6:47, the Radical SR8 LM the fastest (albeit barely) street-legal vehicle at 6:48 and the Porsche 918 Spyder the fastest fully street-legal series production vehicle at 6:57. But bey
Jaguar's AJ-V8 engine is many things to many cars. It may be old, sure – having been developed with Ford money back in the late 1990s – but it's also grown to be seriously powerful, with output rising from 240 horsepower in the original 3.2-liter version to 575 hp in its latest 5.0-liter supercharged form. It's rather ubiquitous, too, powering an assortment of Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ford, Lincoln and Land Rover models like the one you see here. And it's one of the sweetest-sounding en
High-performance SUVs are fast becoming big business for European automakers, from current offerings like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, BMW X5 M and Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG to upcoming additions from the likes of Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati. But Land Rover is not about to leave the action all to its competitors. To that end, it's been working on a more powerful, performance-focused version of the new Range Rover Sport, and now it's officially announced its debut.
Jaguar and Land Rover have been increasing their level of cooperation over the last few years. The latter is helping the former develop its first SUV, for example, but don't think that the relationship only goes one way. The former is also lending the latter its expertise in creating performance vehicles, and that will soon come to bear on the upcoming RS version of the Range Rover Sport.
Capable on-road and off, the Range Rover Sport may be a lot of things, but one thing it is not is stealthy. It's 16 feet long, after all. That doesn't mean that Land Rover can't try, though, and try it will with the reveal of the Stealth Pack at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.
There's an old episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson describes the Stig as having a tattoo of his face... on his face. Some say that Land Rover has followed a similar theme for the camouflage on this Range Rover Sport, which features a number of images of other Range Rover Sports on it. Ignoring the wild camo on this Sport, though, these images provide us with yet another look at the even hotter version of the middle child of the Range Rover line, rumored to be called the Sport RS.
Of all the tuners this side of AMG, none are as close to Mercedes-Benz as Brabus. After all, when Daimler needed a tuner to spruce up the Smart car, it was Brabus that it turned to. But Brabus tunes vehicles other than Mercedes – it just uses, let's call it, a pen name. It brands them Startech, like the widebody kit it's developed for the new Range Rover Sport and will present at the Geneva Motor Show next week.