The Land Rover Range Rover is probably the only SUV that can be reasonably compared to a Rolls-Royce. For some people, though, that’s just not good enough.
If you want your Range Rover to be more extraordinary than it already is, call Overfinch. This British tuner has made a reputation building high-performance luxury Land Rovers. And now it’s turned its attention to the recently-redesigned 2014 model.
Overfinch wanted its product to be just as sophisticated as the stock version, and that’s apparent when looking at the exterior. Changes include new bumpers and side sills – crafted from carbon fiber – a roof spoiler, more prominent exhaust tips, and new wheels.
The front bumper features Overfinch’s signature trio of air intakes, which are rendered in a much more subtle way than the gaping air scoops on most other tuner cars. The new front fascia also features LED daytime running lights.
Several wheel designs are offered, sized up to 23 inches in diameter. Those probably won’t survive a brush with the curb – let alone a boulder – but Overfinch knows its customers rarely take their vehicles off road anyway.
Buyers will get a choice of two seat designs – Solitaire and Mercury – both finished in Bridge of Weir leather. The Solitaire has a more traditional diamond-stitch pattern, while the Mercury features contrast stitching and piping, similar to what you’ll see in some current performance cars.
Since this is a bespoke vehicle, buyers will also have plenty of customization options, including several wood veneer and leather styles.
Overfinch didn’t specify any modifications to the Range Rover’s powertrain, but upgrades may be offered at a later date. In the United States, the Range Rover is offered with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 or a 5.0-liter supercharged V8.
The V6 has 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, and can get the Range Rover from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The V8 has 505 hp and 461 lb-ft, enough to do 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds.
Perhaps we’ll also see a return of Overfinch’s 2009 Holland & Holland Range Rover, which featured a not-at-all-irresponsible combination gun and liquor cabinet.