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BY: Bix

Range Rover Sport, Evoque May Get Badass RS Versions

The high-performance SUV market could be about to grow.

No, high-performance SUVs don't make a lot of sense. But they're damn fun, and unlike, say, most supercars, you can actually drive them every day in every kind of weather. Which is why they've proven pretty successful—just ask Porsche. Or Mercedes-Benz. Or BMW. Or Audi.

And now it seems Range Rover is going to jump into the fray. Or, rather, further into the fray, beyond the lines the 510 horsepower Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have drawn into the sand. According to Autocar, Range Rover is planning on building a pair of street racer-spec SUVs: the Range Rover Sport RS and the Range Rover Evoque RS.

The Sport RS—recently spotted testing on the Nürburgring—will reportedly use the 550 horsepower supercharged V8 from the Jaguar XKR-S and XFR-S, while the Evoque RS will use a 300 horsepower version of the regular Range Rover Evoque's 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-four. Both racy Ranges should receive revised suspensions better suited to carving corners than crossing creeks, along with uprated brakes. And because, let's face it, nobody buys a Range Rover to be subtle, the Sport RS is expected to receive some performance-minded exterior mods—as can be seen on the picture above, which purportedly shows the aggressively-intaked front end of the RR Sport RS. The Evoque RS's exterior changes should be more subtle.

So when can we see these hotted-up haulers in the nude? Well, if Autocar is correct, don't be surprised to see the Evoque RS by the beginning of next year, with the Range Rover Sport RS several months later. [via Autocar]

July 29, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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BY: Bix

Jaguar XFR-S Is The Family Cat's Meow

Perfect for feisty felines who need four doors.

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Jaguar's taken another step into AMG and M territory with the new XFR-S, which promises to take the already-beloved XFR and make it faster, sharper, and even more likely to encourage sketchy behavior and reckless hooniganism. Which means it just might wind up being our new favorite four-door.

November 28, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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BY: Bix

Jaguar Gives An XF Clay Model The Axe (w/Video)

And the sledgehammer.

Quick personal anecdote time. Back in your humble author's first week at college, he stumbled upon a fraternity that, in order to attract potential pledges, had positioned a 1980s-era Toyota sedan on their front lawn and were offering passing students the chance to swing a sledgehammer at it.
June 07, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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BY: Bix

Jaguar Might Build An XFR-S

Because 500 horsepower just don't cut it anymore.

When Jaguar was planning the XFR, back in 2008 or so, 503 horsepower probably seemed like the perfect amount of ponies to compete with the big boys of the super sedan segment. The E60 M5 and E63 AMG, its primary competitors, both cranked out 507 horses—close enough to the XFR for rock and roll, as John Mellencamp would say.
February 02, 2012 at 08:25 PM
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BY: Roselli

Welcome To The Jaguar Jungle (w/Video)

We've got cats at play.

Truth be told, I'm not a cat lover. I just can't get used to something pooing in the corner of the house. Not for me. Then I saw a 30-second TV spot showing three of the biggest felines in the world playing together, and I've never wanted one more in my whole life.

December 13, 2011 at 01:50 PM
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