The first-generation Land Rover Range Rover Sport was very similar to the Land Rover Discovery. Indeed both models shared the same heavy steel chassis that brought them in at over 2.5 tonnes, meaning that fuel economy was hampered, as was cornering ability. Broadly speaking it may be said that the ‘sport’ was not actually very sporty, but this begs the question: What are the differences?
Here is the latest creation from Kahn Design for the Land Rover Defender using Harris Tweed on the interior. While the exterior was blacked out with new rims and dark tint, the interior received most of the tuners attention. Harris Tweed is a trademarked cloth that is made from pure virgin wool and hand woven by islanders on the Isles of Lewis and Harris, Uist and Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Here we have the all new Range Rover Evoque that has received an assortment of tuning upgrades from the guys at Hamann Motorsport. Even though the tuners are well known for their BMW projects, they will venture outside the box every once in a while with something new, like this Land Rover. This package consists of a new wide body kit, performance parts under the hood and a customized interior to make this Evoque completely unique.
The tuners at Prindiville Design have released a new special edition package for the Land Rover Defender. It features several styling upgrades for the exterior, a few interior improvements, and of course some tuning under the hood. The 2.4L TDI will have four levels of performance upgrades, boosting the stock 122 HP to around 190 horsepower with 460 Nm of torque. This will allow the Defender SUV to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds, which is decent for a large diesel truck. Aftermarket parts in the engine bay include a new turbocharger with high flow intercooler, silicon hoses, and ECU tuning to wrap it all together.
Put on your sunglasses, this car receives the our award for the worst looking Range Rover on the streets. Other tuners like Project Kahn and Mansory have had success with the popular Range Rover SUV, but this particular one is a good example of what happens when you go too far. A little too much chrome wrap you say? The chrome wrapping of cars became popular last year all around the world, and still seems to be holding its popularity today.