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Range Rover Sport TDV8 Ultimate – Bye-Bye 3.6 litres

Sun, 30 May 2010

The Range Rover Sport TDV8 Ultimate

Update: Land Rover are on the ball despite it being a Bank Holiday weekend. They’ve been in touch to say there are no plans for a UK version of the RRS TDV8 Ultimate.

So we know that Land Rover are going to plant a new 4.4 litre diesel in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport (and probably Jaguar in the new XJ TDV8 too). So in a bit of marketing flim-flam there’s going to be a run-out version of the 3.6 litre TDV8 – the Range Rover Sport TDV8 Ultimate.

The RRS TDV8 Ultimate will come in a Hobson’s choice (well, almost) of just Black or White (someone in Land Rover likes the B&W theme – we had it recently with the Freelander 2 Black and White) with a ‘Metallic Titan’ grill and side air vents. It will also get Dynamic Response and Adaptive Dynamics with a Dynamic Terrain Response option. There’s also a set of 20″ alloys and rubber straight off the supercharged RRS.

Inside sees Premium Perforated Leather in Ebony or Ivory (back to B&W) with full extended leather. There’s Grand Black Lacquer for the inserts and a set of Ebony floor mats. You’ll get heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, sunroof, cornering bi-xenons, heated windscreen and washer, Bluetooth and a fridge. Basically, all the goodies in Land Rover’s arsenal.

You may be wary of grabbing the RRS TDV8 Ultimate because – despite its mega spec – it will deliver only 268bhp, when the new 4.4 litre TDV8 will arrive with at least 300bhp. But there’s a solution. Give Superchips a call, and for less than ¬£500 they will give your nice new RRS TDV8 Ultimate a sprinkle of fairy dust which will give you 321bhp and 600lb/ft of torque.¬†Which is more than Land Rover will deliver with the new 4.4 litre TDV8.

We don’t know yet if the UK will get the Range Rover Sport TDV8 Ultimate. We’ve grabbed the details from Land Rover in Germany and we’ve had nothing from Land Rover in the UK. It’s the middle of a Bank holiday weekend so – even though we’ve sent the email – we don’t seriously expect a reply before Tuesday.

But you never know. We’ll update when we hear.

By Cars UK