October 20, 2010

Mansory Range Rover Sport tuning program

The Swiss tuning specialist Mansory has revealed its fresh tuning program for the Range Rover Sport entry-premium crossover SUV.

As usual, Mansory's wide body kit looks as ugly as sin, so let's not get too specific about it. I will only mention that the kit includes new carbon-fiber front and rear fenders, a carbon fiber diffuser integrated in the rear apron, a carbon fiber roof spoiler, a new front spoiler with integrated LEDs, and a new hood with an inevitable power dome, which is also made of carbon fiber.

All parts look like a perfect example of a work of your average over-enthusiastic garage tuner who compensates the lack of skills and talent with painful hours of hard work.

However, there is also a set of upgrades that may be quite interesting for a Range Rover Sport's owner.

For starters, there is a new air suspension control module that lets the British SUV sit about 30 millimeters closer to the road, thus lowering its center of gravity, decreasing aerodynamic drag and making fast cornering a trifle safer.

A power upgrade kit also may look quite promising, if the Swiss tuner will manage to keep the price adequate to gains in horsepower and torque. The kit includes an aftermarket exhaust system, sports air filter and a reprogrammed ECU. Together, all these enhancements provide the crossover with extra 30 hp and 40 Nm of torque. The kit is good for both diesel and gasoline powerplants that are available for the Range Rover Sport.

Photos: Mansory

See also: Range Rover Sport LE to invade the U.S.

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