Jensen International Automotive has brought the Range Rover Classic two-door up to date, and presents its Chieftain Range Rover Extreme, powered by a 711 horsepower V8!
The British tuner Jensen International Automotive is renowned for its restorations of Jensen models but also of Range Rover, with the addition of modern parts such as brakes, suspensions, as well as high performance V8 engines, allowing to optimize the mechanics of the model of yesteryear. JIA unveiled its latest creation, called Chieftain Range Rover Extreme, and based on the Range Rover Classic two-door door from the 1970s.
Chieftain Range Rover Extreme: brand new with old
If we notice at first glance its bright yellow color inspired by the yesteryear color of the Land Rover color chart, it is especially in what is not necessarily visible that the Chieftain Range Rover Extreme stands out: the chassis has been completely revised, abandoning the old rigid axles for an independent double wishbone suspension, a more efficient braking system supplied by AP Racing was installed, and we will also note the installation of new black rims, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T / A tires, as well as than an exhaust line with double side outlets.
Under the hood, the old V8 3.5 Rover was replaced by a Original General Motors LS3 V8 block, which equips the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette in particular. This modern 6.2-liter eight-cylinder block is equipped with a compressor, and offers the trifle of 711 horsepower transmitted to four-wheel drive through a eight-speed automatic transmission. The interior remains faithful to the model of yesteryear, but a few customization options can enhance it, such as the addition of a multimedia system with a touch screen, or even a reversing camera associated with it.
No price has yet been announced for this Chieftain Range Rover Extreme. On the website of the British preparer, the Chieftain Range Rover Standard is already displayed at 147,500 pounds excluding tax (the equivalent of 171,000 euros), excluding options. Which already gives us an idea of the price of this “Extreme” version, which should soar well beyond …
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