Land Rover is planning on making a performance version of the Range Rover Evoque. A more powerful version of the Evoque with an output of 300 horsepower is currently being tested. The most powerful Evoque currently on sale produces 237hp.
According to a report by British automobile magazine Autocar, the director for the Evoque model, David Mitchell is already testing a tuned version of the Evoque. This 2.0 liter petrol powered engine derived from Ford featuring a high-pressure turbo is said to deliver up to 300 horsepower.
Mitchell is quoted as saying the Evoque chassis can certainly handle the power. But Land Rover has not been given its approval for production. The British car maker would also have to figure out how to badge the more powerful Evoque variant. It might feel the need to create a sub-brand for performance models such as the spiced up Evoque.