bhp @ 5750 rpm
Range Rover Sport, the most dynamic Land Rover ever, now gets
an even more exciting look of the new flagship, Supercharged
'HST' specification. Having received its UK debut at the Goodwood
Festival of Speed Press Launch for 2006, the HST adds a host
of additional equipment along with dramatic design cues inspired
by the Range
Stormer concept car, first shown at the Detroit auto show
in January 2004.
"The HST allows a Range Rover Sport customer to drive the closest
thing there is to the radical Range Stormer, our first ever
concept vehicle and a real milestone for the company," says
Land Rover UK managing director, John Edwards.
The new HST will be based on the Range Rover Supercharged specification
with the additional equipment including: electric sunroof, an
electronic active locking rear differential and privacy glass.
The interior is distinguished by a unique hand polished lined
The exterior design is the work of the same Land Rover team
that created the original Range Stormer. It includes new flush-fitting
front and rear bumpers and a new larger open-mouth grille. The
front lower air intake is deeper and new front fog lamps are
mounted in the spoiler.
The lower doors and lower rear boot are body-coloured, making
the body sides appear deeper, accentuating the vehicles road-hugging
qualities. A new tail spoiler is also fitted, and the special
rectangular tail-pipes are close to those used on the original
Range Stormer concept vehicle.
Further visual impact is provided by the 20inch 'Stormer' alloy
wheels, chromed aluminium side vents and body-coloured door
mirror cappings, unique to this derivative.
"The HST gives the Range Rover Sport an especially impressive
stance, hunkered down tight to the road," says Land Rover design
director, Geoff Upex. "It's the extreme version of the Range
Rover Sport, the design that will be chosen by those who want
to stand out from the crowd."
The HST is available in five colours; Bonatti Grey, Cairns Blue,
Java Black, Rimini Red and Zermatt Silver. Performance figures
are the same as the standard Supercharged model.
As a Land Rover, the HST will naturally still have off-road
capability. The removable chin spoiler means that approach and
departure angles are as good as the standard vehicle.
"The Range Rover Sport continues to be a major success for Land
Rover, with strong order banks in most markets," says John Edwards.
"It appeals not only to those who want a dynamic 4x4 but also
to customers who want comfort and refinement. That's why we
call it a Sports Tourer. Customers are coming not just from
competitor 4x4s but also from premium saloons. They value the
extra all-round command driving and breadth of capability that
only a Land Rover can offer."
Similar and related vehicles:
Rover Range Stormer concept