How do you get more eyes looking at Land Rover’s already wildly popular Evoque crossover SUV? Simple. Just dunk it in ultra violet paint and call it a day. That’s what Overfinch, a British tuner shop that specializes in Land Rover products, did. As if that wasn’t enough, Overfinch then found a way to squeeze 567 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque (low end power) out of Land Rover’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine, drop it into a Range Rover, and coat it in a burnt orange exterior paint.
Dubbed the Range Rover Sport GTS-X by Overfinch, this roided-up SUV screams for attention with its robust engine output and exterior color. But it doesn’t stop there. Inside the GTS-X, sculpted side panels and gloss black vents have been swapped out from the factory set-up. Carbon-fiber leather with copper orange stitching give a contrasting effect while nappa leather covers the seats, headliner, pillars, and door inserts to top off the performance-oriented look.
The Range Rover Evoque GTS isn’t quiet by any means, either, but no other tweaks were made underneath its ultra violet skin. The interior did get a few personal touches with Lotus White leather lining the insides of the Barney-inspired Evoque. The specialized Evoque rolls along on 22-inch “diamond-turned” wheels to finish off the over-the-top look.
Overfinch will be showcasing both limited edition models at Salon Prive 2012 which will take place at Syron Park in West London on September 5. The show goes from September 5 through 7. For those who aren’t familiar, Salon Prive is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious car shows and also features a Concours d’Elegance. It’s on par with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the United States, which is slated to take place next weekend, and the Villa d’Este in Italy.
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