Range Rover Sport (2013) latest spy shots

Published: 19 February 2013

The 2013 Range Rover Sport is getting closer to its world premiere, and these latest spyshots uncover new details about the Mk2 SUV. Stripped-back disguise reveals a humped ‘power dome’ bonnet and the option of an all-black ‘floating’ roof.

Another test mule has been seen running upgraded Brembo brakes too, indicating that a flagship supercharged V8 version will top the new RRS range. But there’ll also be a diesel V6 in two states of tune, for more frugal-minded drivers.

Sports car brakes for the 2013 Range Rover Sport

Currently, Brembo brakes are employed on the fastest Range Rover Sport, which uses the familiar Jaguar Land Rover 5.0-litre supercharged V8 first seen in the Jaguar XKR and XFR. Brembo’s Range Sport system uses 360mm ventilated cast iron discs grabbed by six-piston monoblock callipers up front. They’re tasked with helping haul the 2590kg Range Sport down from its top speed of 140mph – thanks to a switch from steel to aluminium construction, the new RRS will be hundreds of kilos lighter than the current car. Brembos are also available on the ‘regular’ Range Rover.

What else is new in these Range Rover Sport spy shots?

The roofline is almost undisguised, revealing how the rear section is raked backwards more steeply than a Range Rover’s. It curves downward toward the rear window, instead of running straight like the Evoque’s.

Much of the Range Rover Sports’ styling cues have been inspired by the smaller, trendy Evoque. You can read the CAR exposé on all the new styling features by clicking here. Look out for the car’s official reveal in at the New York motor show in late March 2013, priced from around £57,000.

By Ollie Kew

Former road tester and staff writer of this parish