RE: Overfinch Range Rover Sport launched

RE: Overfinch Range Rover Sport launched

Wednesday 10th October

Overfinch Range Rover Sport launched

Leeds-based Overfinch is offering a new version of Land Rover's luxury SUV from £140,000



If you’re the sort of person who looks at a Range Rover Sport and thinks, hmmm, too discreet for me, Overfinch has launched just the car for you. The longstanding Land Rover aftermarket firm has created its take on the luxury SUV, which brings a long list of aesthetic changes both inside and out.

An Overfinch Sport gets more aggressive bumpers made from carbon fibre and featuring no shortage of new intakes and grilles. There’s also a larger roof spoiler - also made from carbon fibre - that comes with no claims for improved aerodynamic performance but should turn a few more heads on Kensington High Street. Oh, and there's a set of Overfinch wheels.


Inside, a similar transformation comes from the fitment of new seats that can be trimmed in a variety of colours, including the trainer-like scheme shown in the images. If you prefer your shapes six-sided, Leeds-based Overfinch also offers a hexagonal stitch pattern for the leather. Further options for the cabin include carbon fibre trim and sports seats for SVR models.

Unlike the extensively enhanced versions of older Land Rovers Overfinch has produced in its 45-year history, the company’s new Range Rover Sport gets no mechanical upgrades. This means all variants have factory-standard performance, headed by the SVR and its 575hp. There is, however, a new exhaust system with Bluetooth-controlled valves for, well, more noise.


Overfinch’s vast list of available options means that each car will differ from the others, so a starting price has little meaning here. But we’re told that the most basic Overfinch Sport would cost about £140,000, making the model almost £60k pricier than the standard entry car.











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ntiz

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348 posts

70 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Why would you want to drape a basic diesel Range Rover in a bunch of go faster stuff but not actually make it go any faster??

Beechie

17 posts

6 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Because they like it?

Just a hunch.

thecremeegg

1,096 posts

137 months

Wednesday 10th October
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ntiz said:
Why would you want to drape a basic diesel Range Rover in a bunch of go faster stuff but not actually make it go any faster??
It's the SVR - it's not diesel...

Coin Slot.

2,721 posts

97 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Like, not sure it's £140k worth of like though. cool

Davey S2

11,915 posts

188 months

Wednesday 10th October
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No thanks.

I'm sure footballists and pharmaceutical traders will like it though.
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W00DY

11,220 posts

160 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Check out those fake exhaust tips! If you spend £60k doing this to your RRS, then I have some magic beans to sell you.


Overfinch used to be cool.

Spumfry

740 posts

96 months

Wednesday 10th October
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When they say 'longstanding firm' is this true? Is this *exactly* the same company that stuffed huge US engines into Range Rovers in the '80s or did someone take over the brand at some point? Overfinch seem less credible and more like a Kahn competitor these days.

Agent XXX

1,248 posts

40 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Coin Slot. said:
Like, not sure it's £140k worth of like though. cool
Overfinch have a very loyal following.

One of my former customers used to (probably still does) replace his FFRR every two years and ALWAYS always went Overfinch. Beautifully bespoke and I seem to recall he had a supercharged one when s/c wasn't that common.

ducnick

874 posts

177 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Rumour has it that HMRC are going to look at Overfinch customers as part of the Unexplained Wealth Act crackdown. If you have a new Overfinch or Kahn Range Rover on your DVLA record and owners profession != footballer then something looks a bit fishy.

Cold

5,255 posts

24 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Spumfry said:
When they say 'longstanding firm' is this true? Is this *exactly* the same company that stuffed huge US engines into Range Rovers in the '80s or did someone take over the brand at some point? Overfinch seem less credible and more like a Kahn competitor these days.
Such a shame they've felt the need to go along this route. They used to do some nice stuff with the mechanical bits that made the cars better. Now it's just the ubiquitous bumpers, spoilers and fancy leather.
I guess that's where the money is.

ntiz

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348 posts

70 months

Wednesday 10th October
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thecremeegg said:
ntiz said:
Why would you want to drape a basic diesel Range Rover in a bunch of go faster stuff but not actually make it go any faster??
It's the SVR - it's not diesel...
Sorry took this part of the article to mean the 140K car was the 80K diesel with 60k of over finch stuff as SVR's are 100k anyway?

"But we’re told that the most basic Overfinch Sport would cost about £140,000, making the model almost £60k pricier than the standard entry car."

loose cannon

5,095 posts

175 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Overfinch died with the classic Range Rover didn’t it, now it’s just a bit of plastic a new badge and some bigger wheels and a brothel spec interior

Lozw86

528 posts

66 months

Wednesday 10th October
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A little brash for me, but I’m sure some will love it, so great

bloomen

1,690 posts

93 months

Wednesday 10th October
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ducnick said:
Rumour has it that HMRC are going to look at Overfinch customers as part of the Unexplained Wealth Act crackdown. If you have a new Overfinch or Kahn Range Rover on your DVLA record and owners profession != footballer then something looks a bit fishy.
Wut? The HMRC has a new Overfinch department?

What if I owned 631 Ssangyong Rodiuses? Worth more and just as unexplained.

matfitzpatrick

57 posts

121 months

Wednesday 10th October
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If I had the money it’d be a Revere Range Rover Sport or an Urban Automotive.
I know they’re a bit ‘footballer’ but I do like the unnecessary, over the top styling!

smithyithy

3,970 posts

52 months

Wednesday 10th October
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matfitzpatrick said:
If I had the money it’d be a Revere Range Rover Sport or an Urban Automotive.
I know they’re a bit ‘footballer’ but I do like the unnecessary, over the top styling!
I've seen / heard not-so-great things about both brands quality, or lack thereof.

Overfinch at least seem to still be near the top of the 'bodykit a Range Rover' pile, but as others have said they're not really what they used to be - seems like they used re-engineer the cars, now it's more like accessorising.

I'm a big fan of Range Rovers, when they still look factory and understated. I think it's very easy to make them look trashy and footballer-y.

But there's clearly a market for it, so if people what to spend money that way then that's their call.

rb_89

46 posts

4 months

Wednesday 10th October
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W00DY said:
Check out those fake exhaust tips! If you spend £60k doing this to your RRS, then I have some magic beans to sell you.


Overfinch used to be cool.
Yes, those actual fake exhaust tips are... disgusting. Why not actually have some actual bigger exhaust tips poking out the back, or is that too much effort?

Brooking10

2,765 posts

75 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Spumfry said:
When they say 'longstanding firm' is this true? Is this *exactly* the same company that stuffed huge US engines into Range Rovers in the '80s or did someone take over the brand at some point? Overfinch seem less credible and more like a Kahn competitor these days.
No it isn’t.

The original Overfinch went bust and the brand and assets were bought out of administration.

The focus then shifted from Chevy V8 transplants and lovely custom gun cabinets to being a Kahn competitor.

Ultimately JLR would love to put all these guys out of business and provide all the mods themselves via the options list and SVO.

I think thy have cracked down quite hard on some of these RR customers and now make them put “not associated with” statements on their websites.

Burnham

3,440 posts

193 months

Wednesday 10th October
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ntiz said:
thecremeegg said:
ntiz said:
Why would you want to drape a basic diesel Range Rover in a bunch of go faster stuff but not actually make it go any faster??
It's the SVR - it's not diesel...
Sorry took this part of the article to mean the 140K car was the 80K diesel with 60k of over finch stuff as SVR's are 100k anyway?

"But we’re told that the most basic Overfinch Sport would cost about £140,000, making the model almost £60k pricier than the standard entry car."
That's how I read it ntiz.

Personally, I think it would be a shame to do this to an SVR anyway, and what's the point of doing it on lesser models?

Overfinch should just stick a supercharged 7litre V8 into it and be done with it.

smithyithy

3,970 posts

52 months

Wednesday 10th October
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On the subject of 'aftermarket' JLR products though, I only recently discovered that Lister are still in business and making, along with their F-Type based car, a modified F-Pace..

https://lister.com/available-models/lfp#contact



That's the sort of thing I'd actually like to see - something to rival the likes of Alpina or Brabus, but using JLR products.