September 17, 2006

Range Rover SportAR6 Stronger by Arden

Range Rover SportAR6 Stronger by ArdenGerman über-tuner Arden has presented its take on the latest Range Rover Sport SUV. Giving the Range Rover Sport some additional power, Arden tried to make it an adequate competitor to the well-known Porsche Cayenne Turbo S vehicle.

Unfortunately, it seems that the attempt either failed completely or falled a little short of reaching the target.

The first of all, we are talking about SUVs, aren't we? Not trucks, not buses, not even bikes -- SUVs, that's what we are talking about. And SUVs, however fast and controllable they be on the track or on the highway, must at all costs retain their off-road capabilites.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has the capability, all right. The Porsche won't get you out of Amazonian dirt, but at the very least you won't be scared to cross the white line on the street. And the Range Rover SportAR6 Stronger just can get off the road because it simply lacks the ground clearance. In fact, I higlhy doubt if one can park on the street without the risk of getting its bumpers broken.

The second, it's just not fast enough. The top speed of 168 mph is equal for both the Arden Range Rover SportAR6 Stronger and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S but it takes the Porsche only 4.7 seconds to reach 62 mph while the SportAR6 Stronger crawls to the limit for about 6.1 seconds, which is forever.

So, who needs this Arden? Not me.

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1 comment:

HRTanner said...

I don't think anyone who buys the Arden Stronger upgrades are thinking about taking them offroad.
I would guess it will be used as a swanky, yet simple get around vehicle for the Hollywood Who's Who, rather than the Baja 3000.
Porsche has done a good job with the engineering but I would have to contend, the Arden Range is a far better looking SUV, and in Hollywood, Looks have it.