If there are two certainties in the JLR supercharged V8 in its latest Ford-Coyote-derived 5.0-liter supercharged setup, it is the huge power and huge wall of sound it is capable of delivering. Not supercharger whine these days either: it is all induction up front and exhaust bark out back.
Through the amazing ZF eight-speed automatic, the stock powertrain is nothing short of remarkable.
Both the speed and the noise are standard features on cars like the F-Type R – but not available on the Range Rover Sport yet.
This changes with the launch of the very exclusive Overfinch Range Rover Sport – whcih brings an extra 42 horsepower and a remote-operated x-pipe exhaust to let the cat out of the bag. This car will now be just as thunderous as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S when its flaps are open widest in the Overfinch track setting.
Wheels up to 23-inches help deliver massive grip – but hold on to your wallet when ordering one of the 100 Overfinch will make each year….
Prices start in the UK from just under Pounds $90,000. No word on US availability yet, but if you ask nicely, they are likely to oblige any RRS upgrade whim!
2014 Overfinch Range Rover Sport
Range Rover tuning and styling company Overfinch will be unveiling its gorgeous Overfinch Range Rover Sport at Salon Privé – the home of The British Supercar Show and Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance.
The Range Rover Sport has long been the choice of the SUV owner looking for a performance edge and now the exclusive Overfinch conversion adds bespoke design, luxury and exclusivity to the mix. With its assertive stance and distinctive styling features it commands attention, while the exquisite detailing of the interior is a tactile and visual delight.
Adding to its driver appeal is a unique Overfinch performance package, including a Bluetooth-controlled ‘track mode’ exhaust valve liberating the full sound of the supercharged 5-litre V8 engine.
With production limited to just 100 Overfinch Range Rover Sport models per annum in the UK, the result is as exclusive as it is desirable. Prices start from £87,995 but each car will be bespoke and the price determined by individual design preferences and the base vehicle specification.
Overfinch exterior enhancements are designed by the renowned Overfinch in-house team, led by Tony Fox and produced to standards that match or exceed original equipment with the aim being to accentuate the Range Rover Sport’s imposing stance. The Overfinch Body Styling Package is executed in carbon-fibre for strength and lightness, with different weaves chosen for their visual or structural quality. To achieve this, apertures such as the front air intakes and rear diffuser are subtly flared, catching the light and visually widening the car.
At the front, a larger front splitter and LED lights in the carbon-fibre air intakes maximise the vehicle’s road presence. Even without the distinctive Overfinch badge
across the bonnet, one would know this is no ordinary Range Rover Sport. At the rear, the shape and profile of the rear spoiler has been designed to mirror that of the rear bumper with its carbon-fibre diffuser, creating an ‘X’ graphic when the Overfinch Range Rover Sport is viewed from the rear.Cast and polished Overfinch tail-pipes are neatly integrated within the diffuser.
Exclusive, beautifully-finished alloy wheels designed in-house and carrying the brand name are a hallmark of every Overfinch conversion.
For the Range Rover Sport, the company offers a number of striking designs, including a 21” lightweight forged alloy wheel that minimises un-sprung weight and enhances agility. Overfinch forged and cast alloy wheels are also available in 22” and 23” diameters and a wide range of finishes to accentuate the dominant sporting stance of the vehicle.
Overfinch interiors are crafted to the highest standards and customers can choose from a wide range of fine wood veneers to realise their personal vision of bespoke sporting luxury.
Alternatively, real carbon fibre trim is available in a wide selection of weave colours, from understated charcoal to bronze or green. Whatever the chosen trim, the result is carefully mirror-matched to create visual symmetry within the cabin.
Complementing the Overfinch range of finishes is the exquisite craftsmanship of upholstery in Bridge of Weir leather. Multiple bespoke options of seat design, stitch patterning and hide colour enable each customer to create an interior that makes a dramatic personal statement – from the contemporary to the traditional. Whether a customer’s taste runs to diamond stitch black leather with carbon fibre trim or two-tone green and tan leather with seat piping and burr walnut, the meticulous craftsmanship of Overfinch can turn their dream into reality.
Overfinch Performance Package:
For the 5.0 Supercharged engine – consists of an ECU digital remap, upgraded supercharger and Overfinch exhaust system, providing an additional 42 BHP* Owners of the Overfinch Range Rover Sport will be keen drivers who love the backbeat of a tuned V8 engine.
The Overfinch performance package enables them to enjoy the exhilaration of spirited driving to the full. Among its features is an innovative Bluetooth-controlled ‘track mode’ button on the Overfinch key fob (itself crafted in aerospace-grade aluminium).
The performance package includes a stainless steel Overfinch exhaust system with quad outlet pipes and a unique ‘X’ pipe acoustic feature. At a touch of the key fob button, Twin Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) controlled electronic valves open to liberate the ‘track mode’ sound – a V8 snarl guaranteed to raise goose bumps.
Exclusivity and attention to detail:
All enhancements both inside and out are executed to the Overfinch standard of perfectionist craftsmanship.
The Overfinch Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that others will certainly admire and aspire to – but for Overfinch, it’s more important that it satisfies the vision of its owner.
“Our customers demand excellence in engineering and craftsmanship: that’s a given. But they’re also looking for something that they simply cannot find elsewhere – not exclusivity for its own sake, but the exclusivity that comes from owning a vehicle that is made for them and to their vision. The Overfinch Range Rover Sport is that vehicle.”
Overfinch Chairman, Kevin Sloane
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