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Christopher Bruce2013-08-06 18:52:40

Land Rover Developing Higher Performance Range Rovers

The engines will remain the same but with more boost

 
 
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The Evoque Convertible was shown in 2012

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sees a desire from its wealthiest buyers for even more high performance versions of the Range RoverRange Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]Land Rover Range Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]United Kingdom, 2012 > present13 versions
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and Range Rover SportRange Rover Sport Gen.2Land Rover Range Rover Sport Gen.2United Kingdom, 2013 > present36 versions
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, and it plans on giving them what they want. Land Rover is also investigating what to do next with the EvoqueRange Rover EvoqueLand Rover Range Rover EvoqueUnited Kingdom, 2011 > present140 versions
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, including a converitbleEvoque Convertible ConceptLand Rover Evoque Convert...United Kingdom, 2012 > 20122 photos
, special edition or high performance model. 

“We’ve got a pair of vehicles that have got great potential. It’s too early to say any more but put it this way, we don’t get any customers saying their cars are too fast. We have great ambition and we won’t disappoint,” said Range Rover Director Nick Rogers.

Getting more power from the Range Rover is relatively easy. It can add more boost to the supercharged V8 to increase power. It has already done so with the Jaguar XKR-SXKR-SJaguar XKR-SUnited Kingdom, 2011 > present6 photos
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, which shares an engine with the Range Rover, and produces 542hp and 461lb-ft of torque.

“You can go too far with the Evoque, but what’s so right about the car is it has what I call killer proportions. For the moment, we’re looking at the cabriolet and special editions – we could do a more overtly sporty one, for example,” said Land Rover Design Director Gerry McGovern.

The convertible Evoque was shown as a concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. 

Source: Auto Express

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