Next-Gen Range Rover Spied Stretching Legs At Nurburgring
The next-generation Land Rover Range Rover returns to the Nürburgring for a high-speed test session, filmed by the Supercars channel enabled Youtube. Upon closer inspection, we discovered that it was exactly the same prototype that had been spied on by our photographers last week.
Not much can be said about this first sighting of the British SUV, but it is undeniably impressive. Even camouflage can’t hide the boxy bodywork and massive dimensions of the vehicle, but it’s something to be expected from a Range Rover. We can almost confirm that the model will take an evolutionary design approach with many visual references to the model which is still on sale today.
It’s hardly surprising to see a giant SUV riding the Nurburgring these days, but the new RR seems to handle the bumpy track pretty well. It’s also worth mentioning that this test car appears to be fitted with an all-wheel steering system with the rear wheels rotating in the same direction as the front wheels to increase stability.
Another thing that caught our attention is the rear four-exhaust layout, which hints at a V8 engine. It’s very difficult to say whether this is the existing JLR supercharged V8 or a new mill, but there are rumors that the new Range Rover could receive the power of BMW’s V8. Obviously, that won’t be the only powertrain option for the revised luxury SUV, as it will also benefit from a selection of gasoline and diesel forced induction units, plus – quite possibly – a plug-in hybrid system.
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Word on the street is that the new Range Rover won’t debut until the second half of next year. We expect to get a lot more spy photos and videos with the model coming in the next few months, so stay tuned.