German aftermarket specialist AC Schnitzer has been modifying Land Rover vehicles since 2002, but this is the first time it has designed a complete styling package for a Range Rover model – in this case, the Sport.
The Aachen-based company unveiled its interpretation of Range Rover’s sporty SUV at the Geneva Motor Show, with its objective being to make it look even more dynamic.
Starting from a Range Rover Sport 3.0L SD V6 Diesel, AC Schnitzer added a new aerodynamic kit including redesigned front and rear bumpers, a rear diffuser, gloss black details as well as Type VIII forged racing rims in 10.0J x 22 inch shod with 275/40 R 22 tires.
For those wanting even bigger wheels, AC Schnitzer also offers 10.5J x 23 inch alloys with 305/30 R 23 tires. On the inside, AC Schnitzer added a keyholder and velour foot-mats in sophisticated design.
But the most significant changes have been made under the hood, with AC Schnitzer upgrading the 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine from 288 hp (292PS) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) to 335 hp (340PS) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft). Despite the extra power, the tuner says the CO2 emissions of the Range Rover remain constant, meaning the CO2 emissions per horsepower have in fact fallen.
Other upgrades include an AC Schnitzer stainless steel twin silencer with two “Sports Trim” tailpipes or four “Sport” tailpipes, as well as a suspension lowering module that brings the Range Rover Sport closer to the ground by up to 35mm.
By Dan Mihalascu