The Range Rover Sport, a British SUV, has received an upgrade from tuner Manhart, which specializes in BMW engines. In this case, Manhart has worked on the 4.4-liter biturbo V8 engine found in the Range Rover Sport, which is also used in the BMW M850i.
The original eight-cylinder model, known as the P530, produces 530 horsepower (hp) and 750 Newton meters (Nm) of torque. However, Manhart has enhanced the engine’s performance by modifying the engine control system through an additional module. This modification allows the V8 engine to produce an impressive 653 hp and 900 Nm of torque.
In addition to the power increase, Manhart offers a sports exhaust system with remote-controlled flap control. However, it’s important to note that these modifications do not come with road approval. Only the rear silencer of the exhaust system is legally permissible. For all other modifications, such as the engine enhancements and the sports exhaust system, road approval is not available, and the customer must be aware of this limitation.
Manhart has also made some adjustments to the Range Rover Sport’s suspension and appearance. The tuner has installed new coupling rods, which lower the SUV’s body by approximately 30 millimeters. The lowered body is complemented by Manhart’s in-house forged wheels, sized 10×24 inches, with 295/35 tires fitted.
In terms of aesthetics, Manhart typically applies a black base coat, often combined with a gold-colored decorative set. The golden rims match this paint scheme. However, customers who prefer a more subtle look can choose to omit the decorative elements.
In summary, Manhart has provided various tuning components and increased the output of the V8-powered Range Rover Sport to 653 hp. While this package offers impressive performance enhancements, it’s important to note that most of the modifications do not have the necessary road approval for legal operation on public roads.