I think you guys remember – if you don’t, your girl surely does – that Land Rover presented the second generation of the Range Rover Sport, earlier this year; and, just like its predecessor, this Range Rover seems to be a commercial success. This doesn’t change the fact that many examples of the Range Rover Mk1 are still on the road – and why should that bother anyone? – which is why tuning firms like CDC Performance continue to offer special styling and performance packages for the Mk1. The tuner’s latest package – dubbed the “Nighthawk” – upgrades the Range Rover Sport from top to bottom, as well as inside and out.
At the heart of the project, under that huge bonnet, you’ll find the engine tune for the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 mill that has now been pushed from 503hp (510PS) and 625nm to 572hp (580PS) and 695Nm respectively – CDC also removed the SUV’s electronic speed limiter; not sure that’s a goo thing for you people. The sports exhaust system with twin tailpipes and its macho sound will get you chills down your spine, while the big brake kit with 6-piston calipers on all four corners, and a new electronic module for the air suspension that allows a 70mm drop in ride height will get you going faster, safer and allow you to show off to the ladies.
On the outside, CDC came up with a wide body kit and a 28-piece carbon fiber trim set that covers up various parts of the SUV – including bumpers and side skirts – and massive 23-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in 315/25-23 performance tires all around. The German team fully customized the interior as well, which features an interesting steering wheel, leather and Alcantara surfaces, and much more carbon fiber trim bits than you’d expect to find. Check out the videos below to see the end result in action.