2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport R-S spy shots
While the name is uncertain, the plan doesn't appear to be: put even more power and sharper handling into the Range Rover Sport's new package and see what can be done. With 800 fewer pounds on board and an improved chassis, quite a lot should be possible.
Previous reports have compared a possible super-performance Range Rover Sport to the Jaguar XKR-S--adding to the formula in logical, incremental steps. Jaguar Land Rover has also said that lessons learned in the development of the limited-edition XKR-S GT would be transferred to future products. Some of those lessons include brakes, aerodynamics, and suspension tuning--lessons that can translate, at least conceptually, to a wide variety of platforms.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport R-S spy shotsEnlarge Photo
From the spy shots, that last factor at least looks to be very likely indeed. Gauging the body roll in the photos, the Range Rover Sport R-S also looks to be quite a bit stiffer than previous high-po Sports. Other details visible in the photos include a new, lower front bumper with larger air intakes and a larger rear spoiler.
The hottest Range Rover Sport yet is expected to make its debut in the first half of 2014, most likely as a 2015 model. We'll be following the development of the Range Rover R-S in detail as it progresses, so check this space for more news in the near future.