It’s only been 1932 years since the Roman city of Pompeii was wiped off the map following an eruption of Mount Vesuvius, so we’re not sure it’s been long enough to start sticking the volcano’s name on menial things. In any event, UK tuning house Project Kahn has called its newest custom Range Rover the Vesuvius, and it’s explosive.
OK, explosive is perhaps the wrong word. But the Vesuvius treatment adds many features to the UK-market Range Rover Sport TDV6 to make it look more flashy. For starters, it receives a two-tone paint job that marries metallic black with matte orange. That color scheme continues elsewhere in the car, and the particular shade of orange is found in the piping on the leather seats, the analog clock on the center console, the gauge cluster, and the aero kit.
No custom Range Rover is complete without gigantic wheels, so Kahn slaps a set of 22-inch black alloys (with an orange stripe, of course) onto the truck. Underhood, Kahn says the Vesuvius receives its Sport 300 package, which adds a supercharger to the 3.0-liter twin-turbo-diesel V-6 to extract 300 hp. No word on performance metrics, but we’re assuming the Vesuvius’ top end (estimated in the 120-150-mph range) is still three to four times slower than an ash cloud emerging from an erupting volcano.
Want one? There’s no word on U.S. availability, but the entire package in the U.K. will run buyers about 70,000 pounds ($113,169).
Source: Kahn News