The Range Rover Sport RS, a higher-performance version of the Range Rover Sport, has been spied leaving the Nurburgring track in Germany. Our first sighting of the Range Rover Sport RS was back in April, but now the prototype has lost some of its camouflage, allowing us to take a closer look at the more aggressive exterior.
Larger air intakes and a restyled front bumper immediately mark this RS version out against the standard model. The ride height also appears lower suggesting firmer, tuned suspension. Round the back, protruding quad-exhaust pipes indicate there's something special under the bonnet, too.
Power is expected to come from a tuned 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with the same 542bhp and 680Nm of torque as the Jaguar XKR-S. With power sent to all four wheels, 0-62mph should be dispatched in around 4.8 seconds with a top speed of around 165mph.
To manage the power hike, larger Brembo carbon ceramic brakes are likely to be fitted, along with a more lenient traction control system, and more aggressive settings for the gearbox and steering.