Now Land Rover has dropped the above video, which shows the clearest (but briefest) image yet of Range Rover’s latest Sport model, bedecked in a coppery-orange paint. We’ll still need to wait until March 26 for the full reveal on the street of New York City, but it’s safe to assume that Land Rover will drop further hints along the way, too.
Land Rover claims the new Range Rover Sport will be fastest and most agile model to date, thanks largely to its smaller size and extensive use of aluminum to shed pounds. Expect the range-topping Sport variant to get a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, which should pump out in the neighborhood of 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque.
Beneath the supercharged model, we also expect to see a normally-aspirated version of this engine, producing roughly 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. Since the current Range Rover Sport HSE is the best-selling model in the brand’s U.S. lineup, Land Rover knows it must proceed carefully with any redesign.
There’s even speculation that the Range Rover Sport lineup could be expanded to include a higher-performance model, as well as an entry-level model powered by a supercharged V-6. Don’t expect to see the fastest variant announced at the Range Rover Sport’s New York launch, however.
We’ll bring you complete details on the 2014 Range Rover Sport as part of our complete New York Auto Show coverage.