Land Rover pulled out all the stops in developing the Range Rover Sport SVR, creating a performance SUV to rival the best from the likes of Porsche or Mercedes-AMG.
But there will always be those looking for more: more power, more performance, more exclusivity and bragging rights. Leave it to Overfinch, then, to step up and taking the hi-po Landie even further.
Revealed this weekend at the Salon Privé in the UK is the Range Rover Supersport from Overfinch. It takes the SVR model another step or two beyond by reducing weight, optimizing breathing, and enhancing appearance both inside and out.
To start with, the Range Rover tuner of record fit a new set of 22-inch alloys that not only reduces unsprung weight by 12 pounds but offers a wider contact patch compared to the factory rollers.
Overfinch also fitted a carbon-fiber hood to trim another 11 pounds, a new intake system to provide 30 percent more cooling, and a titanium exhaust that’s both 24 pounds lighter than stock and also reduces back-pressure by 60 percent. Along with the hood, the rest of the aero kit was developed with Prodrive, including the enlarged air intakes, front splitter, wheel arches and rear valance – all made from painstakingly matched woven carbon.
Badging is minimal and the interior can be fully made to order with Bridge of Weir leather. Only 25 examples will be made, each priced from from £179,990 (about $240k at current exchange rates). The launch example, finished in Ariana Grey with matte carbon, is available for sale at £198,990 (~$265k). Those prices make Overfinch’s Supersport more than twice as expensive as the Range Rover Sport SVR on which it’s based, but something tells us they’ll have little trouble selling out the entire run.