Land Rover is considering adding faster models to its Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Evoque model line-ups.
Auto Express understand that a new Range Rover Sport RS version is already under development, however Range Rover line director Nick Rodgers has hinted to Auto Express that the standard Range Rover could see a new addition.
“We’ve got a pair of vehicles that have got great potential," he said. "It’s too early to say any more but put it this way, we don’t get any customers saying their cars are too fast. We have great ambition and we won’t disappoint.”
The Range Rover Sport RS is to use the same supercharged V8 as the standard Sport model but power is likely to match that of the Jaguar XK-RS, with 542bhp and 680Nm of torque being sent to all four wheels.
Range Rover is also planning a sport version of the baby Evoque. Design director Gerry McGovern told Auto Express: “You can go too far with the Evoque, but what’s so right about the car is it has what I call killer proportions. For the moment, we’re looking at the cabriolet and special editions – we could do a more overtly sporty one, for example.”
No engine options were confirmed but a developed version of the current 240bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo is likely.