Range Rover Evoque to Add Muscle: 300-Horsepower Model in the Works

By Jacob Brown | October 07, 2011
So you love the Range Rover Evoque, but you’ve been wary to buy one because you’re not sure it can get you from Brentwood to Beverly Hills quickly enough? Well, it looks like the engineers (and the Evoque’s design consultant, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham) have just the SUV for you. Currently in the works, Autocar reports that engineers are testing a hotted-up version of Range Rover’s all-new compact off-roader. Boosting the baby Rangie’s turbocharged 2.0-liter, 240-horsepower four-cylinder engine to 300 hp, the buffed-up Evoque will claim the top spot in the lineup’s hierarchy. With the inception of this hotter Evoque, the luxury 4x4 brand opens up a new set of problems, though. What is Land Rover going to call it?
Without its own in-house performance designation, Range Rover has simply labeled its high-performance models as “Supercharged” to denote the go-fast getup sourced from sister brand Jaguar. But the Range Rover Evoque uses a turbocharged motor. Marketing folk are legitimately staying up nights wondering if they should create a new high-performance sub-brand to go up against the BMW M cars and AMG Mercedes-Benzes of the world. Left to our own devices, we’d probably just settle on calling it the Range Rover Evoque Turbocharged. Or the Beverly Hills Barnstormer. The TurboVoque. The Brentwood Badass Edition. Okay, we’ll stop now. Whatever the brand ends up calling it, we’re eager to get our hands on it when it hits showrooms sometime in the not-too-distant future. Source: Autocar
Joel A
Joel A

Recently rode shotgun in the three door. That engine's powerful!