Range Rover Sport RS spotted

26 Mar, 2014 5:35pm Jordan Bishop

542bhp Range Rover Sport RS spied with new-look camouflage, on sale in 2015 from £100,000

The upcoming Range Rover Sport RS has been spotted with only a light camouflage, swapping the previous cladding for a blue-scale wrap printed with images of what appears to be the new performance SUV in action. 

This latest sighting shows the prototype has retained the restyled front bumper, larger air intakes and exposed quad-exhaust pipes we first saw on the disguised Sport RS back in September, gaining bigger, new-look alloys in the process.

The most significant change is under the bonnet, though – a 542bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8, borrowed from the Jaguar XKR-S and XJR, appears to have been added.

Developing 39bhp and 56Nm of torque more than the current range-topping Sport Supercharged, when combined with four-wheel drive the Range Rover Sport RS should manage 0-62mph in around 4.8 seconds, maxing out at about 165mph.

From what we can tell, it’s quite likely the Sport RS will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October, before going on sale early next year for about £100,000.

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lot of money for only 39 bhp

Same as strapping a jet-engine to a school bus.

A very comfortable school bus!

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