Range Rover used to stand for angular all-terrain vehicles with an outdated country gentry image – but that was before the Evoque came on the motoring scene. Gone are the days when it was mostly customers with check quilted Barbour jackets and Burberry scarves who purchased models from this brand. The new compact SUV is setting out to be young, trendy and modern. The vehicle’s sales success is proving it correct in its aspirations. But this group of customers doesn’t want to just buy something “off the peg”; they want a little individuality. And this is exactly what they get from HAMANN-Motorsport – both with the five-door model as well as with the three-door coupe.
The HAMANN designer touch not only adds significantly to the little Range Rover’s presence; the sporty, masculine outline also makes it a real head-turner on the street. It’s not the two-part front spoiler or the tailored side skirts that are responsible for this; instead it is the fender flares that make the difference, with all the other bodywork components being subordinate to this. They lend the SUV some overtaking prestige and give the model the desired level of respect. The vehicle has undergone a special kind of muscle training if you will, as the HAMANN-tuned model has grown 70 millimetres at the front axle and 80 millimetres at the rear axle compared with the standard version.
And speaking of overtaking: When the HAMANN Evoque appears in other drivers’ rear-view mirrors, it’s not fooling around: it has what it takes to leave other cars behind. This is ensured by the various performance-boosting kits available from HAMANN. As a result of the interplay between the different HAMANN components, including a high-performance exhaust system, a sports air filter and an optimised engine map, the 2.2 Si4 delivers a full power increase of 38 hp (28 kW). In the case of the diesel models (2.2 TD4, 2.2 ED4 and 2.2 SD4), engine performance is boosted by up to 31 hp (25 kW). Meanwhile, the vehicle’s torque soars by 65 Nm in the tuned model, propelling the sporty SUV from corner to corner with ease.
No matter how many bends the driver must deal with, the Evoque never loses contact with the road surface. The suspension-lowering springs in the HAMANN programme lower the SUV’s centre of gravity by 30 millimetres, benefiting its handling. Thanks to the three-part EDITION RACE “ANODIZED” aluminium wheels, the Evoque is transformed into a sports car. The 22-inch wheel rims with their anodised anthracite spokes, titanium screws and high-gloss polished rim flange are produced using forging technology, making them extremely light and reducing their unsprung mass.
Inside the SUV too, HAMANN customers are offered more features that take account of their desire for individuality. As a complement to the existing range of interior features that come as standard in the vehicle, HAMANN Motorsport also offers an extensive array of extras, ranging from personalised foot mats to a perfectly finished full leather interior. Decorative stitching finished by hand to perfection on the dashboard and the seats creates a visual focal point and completes the overall impression of beauty.
For more information about the extensive HAMANN tuning programme, please visit the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.com
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