Land ROVER’s new Range Sport will be sold using the slogan ‘Dynamic Spirit’, and headed up by a 375bhp flagship version. Company briefings describe project L320 as having ‘the character of a Range Rover fused with the spirit of a sports car. It’s a triathlete to the BMW X5’s sprinter’. Land Rover is also telling staff that the L320 will make the brand ‘more relevant’ to Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 owners, and to executive-saloon buyers.
The car will be defined by the range-topping supercharged model. It’s powered by a 4.2-litre V8 supercharged Jaguar-derived engine, which is good for 375bhp and 387lb ft – 60 per cent of the torque is available between 1500rpm and 3500rpm. The first 1150 L320s will be highly specified supercharged models with luxurious interior trim and 20in alloys inspired by the Range Stormer concept.
There’ll also be a 300bhp/313lb ft 4.4-litre V8 and a 190bhp/325lb ft 2.7-litre turbodiesel unit.
Air suspension and Dynamic Response, an active suspension system with disengaging anti-roll bars, are standard. The steering has both a variable ratio set-up and speed sensitivity.