2005 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged by Troy Lee Designs

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(from Land Rover Press Release)  Land Rover North America today presents the first Range Rover Sport to appear at the annual Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) show. Celebrating a successful U.S. launch earlier this summer, Land Rover unveils a concept from the custom paint shop of Troy Lee Designs, a major supplier and designer of premium motorcycle, ATV, and bicycle competition apparel.

Inspired by the ‘technicolors’ of Las Vegas, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged is packed with details. Completed in Southern California at Faerber Productions, Land Rover’s long-time product development partner, the 10-stage painting process was conceived and executed by Troy Lee Designs.

Starting with three coats of House of Kolor™ black paint for the base color, the process included over 250 hours – from base coat to hand painted design and finishing. This includes innovative design details throughout the vehicle – most impressively the application of 12 karat white gold leaf for the Range Rover lettering. Using colors ranging from Tru Blu Metallic to Candy Tangerine and Cherry Pearl, the end result delivers a one-of-a-kind creation that immediately states ‘Vegas.’

“At this year’s SEMA show, Land Rover wanted to celebrate the success of the Range Rover Sport launch,” said Land Rover Brand Manager Greg Gilliland. “The driving concept was a Range Rover Sport for Las Vegas .”

The 2006 Range Rover Sport’s interior is complete with hand-painted Candy Apple Red trim, and a customized, ultra-premium 1000-watt harman/kardon® LOGIC7™ audio system.

“Land Rover wanted a vehicle uniquely designed for Las Vegas , so I got out the spray guns and went for it,” said Troy Lee, owner Troy Lee Designs. “ The result is a Range Rover Sport with a scheme inspired by the ‘technicolors’ of Vegas.”

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport, available in a naturally aspirated or supercharged derivative features the latest in automotive technology, providing dynamic and sophisticated on-road capability while maintaining Land Rover’s supremely capable off-road credentials. A powerful supercharged 4.2-liter V8 engine delivers 390 bhp, and is complemented by a six-speed automatic transmission, four-corner independent height-adjustable air suspension and Land Rover’s Terrain Response™ system. For more information about Land Rover, and the 2006 Range Rover Sport, visit www.landroverusa.com.

Troy Lee Designs is a major supplier of premium motorcycle, ATV, and bicycle competition apparel designed for the “World’s Fastest Racers”, as well as the most recognized custom helmet paint shop on the planet.