If you look at Land Rover’s current lineup, the fastest and most powerful editions of the new Range Rover Sport Mk2 are the Supercharged and Autobiography, both featuring a 510hp V8 that offers a 0-60mph (96km/h) time of 5.0 seconds.
However, that doesn’t seem to satisfy Land Rover, or at least, not from a marketing perspective, as the British firm is now working on a more performance orientated model, rumored to wear the RS moniker.
Earlier this year, we had spotted a slightly modified Range Rover Sport prototype, but at the time, we weren’t sure if it was the RS. This new tester is a further development of that car featuring additional items such as a new rear bumper with a diffuser and quad, instead of twin tailpipes.
The fastest edition of the Range Rover Sport series will likely borrow the 550-horsepower version of the Jaguar-Land Rover group’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 found in a number of cars, including the Jaguar XFR-S, with the brand’s engineers also reworking the SUV’s suspension software and hardware components, and adding a more potent braking system. Interior upgrades are also to be expected.
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