Range Rovers are wonderful vehicles that can do all sorts of things that interest us at R&T, like driving off-road and towing race cars. But their reputation for unreliability scares lots of potential buyers away. This Range Rover has had its original powertrain swapped out for a twin-turbo Chevy LS V-8, and its failure-prone air suspension replaced with a set of coil-overs. It won't have the same mechanical issues as its siblings, and .
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The owner and builder of this Range Rover says it's being sold to make room for a new project. The build took a year and a half to complete, and has less than 1000 miles on it.
The star of the show, of course, is the engine. It's a generation-three 5.3-liter iron-block LS with new heads, pistons, rods, camshafts, pushrods, lifters, valve covers, and head studs. Pushing boost into the motor are two 72-mm Borg Warner S366 turbochargers, which suck in air through holes in the stock headlight assemblies. Power is sent to the rear wheels only via a freshly rebuilt four-speed 4L80E automatic transmission, which is controlled by the factory shift lever.
From the outside, you'd never guess this car was a twin-turbo super SUV. Aside from a wider, lower stance and holes in the headlights, it looks totally stock, right down to the wheels. Among the laundry list of new parts include a custom exhaust, a custom driveshaft, fuel pumps from a Dodge Hellcat, and a high-flow electric water pump setup with a cabin-mounted reservoir in place of the rear seats.
This Range Rover is with an asking price of $25,000—less than half the truck's original MSRP. We'd say it's worth the price.