HAMANN, which has yet to find a car or truck it's not willing to make faster, look wilder, and fit scissor doors to, has turned its attention to the Range Rover Sport. And while Lambo doors are (thankfully) left off here, the rest of the HAMANN formula is applied. The result has been dubbed the Conqueror, and it's ready to lay waste to expensive tires and capture the hearts of lead-footed country club valets.
Power upgrades are made available for all the SUV's engine offerings. The blown unit from the Range Rover Sport Supercharged goes in for a spa treatment and deep tissue massage that leaves it feeling invigorated and renewed to the tune of 475 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Refreshing, indeed. The added zip underhood is complemented by a new widebody aero kit that emphasizes the "Sport" in the truck's moniker. In the process, the Rover also undergoes bling reduction surgery, sporting a darkened grille, black headlamp bezels, and carbon fiver trim on the side extractor and door handles. 23" EDITION RACE wheels fill out the bulging, flared fenders and also hide upgraded brakes.
Inside, HAMANN will do whatever the customer wants, as evidenced by the snakeskin-covered seats. Unless you're an 80s rocker like Kip Winger or Brett Michaels, we'd advise against ordering those, as they only conquer good taste. The rest of it -- custom leather trim, suede-wrapped dash, etc. -- is fine with us.
Follow the jump for HAMANN's full press release.
IAA Frankfurt, 13.-23. September, Hall 1.2 / Stand D11
Conquers the road by storm:
HAMANN Range Rover Sport "Conqueror"
• wide body aerodynamic kit "Conqueror"
• sports brakes system & new exhaust system
• engine tuning up to 349 kW/475 bhp and 610 Nm thanks to sports kit
• various wheel sets in 20, 22 and 23 inch models
For those who think a normal Range Rover Sport does not impress onlookers enough, HAMANN now offers his modified version „Conqueror". Equipped with a wide body styling kit, the Range certainly will receive astonished looks. But HAMANN not only provides the SUV an impressive aerodynamics kit. The German tuners for example also have a variety of power upgrades, interior accessories and wide body compatible 23 inch wheels to offer.
To ensure that the performance on tarmac with such a heavy vehicle as the Range Rover doesn't disappoint, HAMANN starts out by tuning the engine. Both with the 2.7 liter V6 Diesel and the 4.4 liter V8, the Laupheim-based tuning specialist optimizes the characteristic maps. By recalibrating the series ECU, the Diesel generates 165 kW/225 bhp at 4000 rpm, the torque being a solid 510 Nm even at 1900 rpm. Following the modification, the 4.4 liter naturally aspirated engine generates an impressive 238 kW/323 bhp at 5500 rpm and 450 Nm at 4000 rpm. Look out export customers – the HAMANN SPORTKIT for the series V8 supercharged engine turns the Range Rover Sport into a real racer! To achieve the power boost to 349 kW/475 bhp at 5740 rpm and the maximum torque of 610 Nm at 3500 rpm, a number of tuning measures are required. In addition to optimized characteristic maps, HAMANN modifies the supercharger ratio and installs a sports high-performance header, sports metal catalytic converters and a sports rear muffler.
The latter emphasizes the sound of the newly acquired power. HAMANN offers the 4-pipe sports rear muffler with round stainless steel tailpipes (diameter 90 mm each) also independently of the power boost for all V8 engine configurations. For the 4.4i V8, a sports high-performance header and sports metal catalytic converters are also available (both exclusively for export).
Otherwise committed to the British sense of understatement, when equipped with its new aerodynamic body kit, the HAMANN Range Rover Sport speaks a different language. Because with the wide body styling kit the Range becomes the „Conqueror" of the street. For instance, HAMANN fits a far sportier front apron with two integrated high beams and a pair of fog lights. HAMANN adorns the sides with side sills and wheel arch extensions make the Range appear much more imposing than before. At the rear end, a rear apron provides the counter pole to the front spoiler. A roof spoiler allows the Range Rover Sport to run smoothly at higher speeds. To complete the picture, HAMANN fits air inlet trims from carbon fiber.
To ensure that this juggernaut also stops quicker, HAMANN equips a sports braking system on the front axle, thus making a significant contribution to the safety. The system itself consists of two slotted and inside-vented brake discs in the dimension 380x34mm, two HAMANN eight-piston fixed caliper brakes in red (other colors available subject to an extra charge) plus special brake pads and steel flex brake pipes.
Rims in 20 to 23 inch models
HAMANN is offering no fewer than five wheel designs. Since large cars only look good with large wheels, HAMANN offers both designs PG3 and ANNIVERSARY I in 22 inch versions. The Laupheim car customizer fits the PG3 wheel, a composite rim, in the 'Silver' edition with a high-gloss varnished rim flange. The large 10.5x22 rim with a sporty five-spoke design is available from HAMANN also as a complete set of wheels fitted with tires in the dimension 295/30 ZR22 103W Hankook Ventus ST or 315/30 ZR22. The ANNIVERSARY I is a single-piece rim with a multi-spoke design which conveys a sense of lightness of foot. HAMANN supplies them in the 'Silver' edition with an INOX stainless steel lip adorning the flange. It is possible to fit this rim with the same tire sizes as the PG3. A "Conqueror" of course only carries weight when fitted with biggest wheels. For a grand entrance HAMANN recommends its design EDITION RACE (see photos). This multi-pieced, forged light alloy metal wheel with black wheel spider, "Y" spoke design, Titan bolts and high polished rim flange HAMANN offers in size 11,0Jx23 with tires in the dimension 315/25R23.
For export, HAMANN also offers the ANNIVERSARY I rim as a 20 inch version, the ANNIVERSARY II as a 22 inch version and, as the highlight of the rim range for the Range Rover Sport, the ANNIVERSARY RACE rim in a chunky 23 inch design (10.5x23).
The stylish HAMANN rims harmonize beautifully with the electronically lowered suspension, which lowers the body of the Range Rover Sport by 40 mm at the front and by 30 mm at the rear, thus bringing the car closer to the road.
Inside the car a motor racing touch is given by fitting an 8-piece carbon fiber interior set, which includes a decorative trim (4 piece) for the center console and door surrounds for the front and rear. The pedals are also adapted in keeping with the sporty look, with these being replaced by aluminum counterparts. A driver's footrest is also available in aluminum. And the exclusive set of HAMANN foot mats by no means marks the end of the interior tuning. Since, needless to say, HAMANN will customize any Range Rover Sport to suit each customer's individual requests. By way of example, lavish leather upholsteries in various colors are possible, as are extensive multimedia conversions featuring a DVD, TV or Playstation.
Further information is available on the company website at: www.hamann-motorsport.de