It was inevitable, wasn’t it? Given the Range Rover has been the darling of car tuners for years, it was only a matter of time before some of them got their overly creative mitts on the new Range Rover Velar.
This is the first, and it’s the work of Lumma Design. As its Jaguar F-Pace and Bentley Bentayga prove only too well, Lumma loves an SUV. But only when it’s been given the wheels the size of a covered wagon’s and extended arches that would make a short-wheelbase Audi Quattro blush.
And if you thought ‘Range Rover Velar’ was a minor mouthful, then prepare yourself for the Lumma CLR GT Limited Edition. The body kit is best described as ‘strong’, with wildly swelled wheel arches, side sills you can almost step on and an actual carbon rear spoiler. Oh, and a rear diffuser that looks like a grumpy mouth.
In fact, nearly all of the new bits are made from carbon. And while the wheel sizes aren’t specified, Lumma’s Range Rover Sport kits offer 22- and 23-inch rims, while its F-Pace has 24s. So expect cushioned ride quality to make way for flamboyant showmanship here, too.
For now, this CLR GT is just a concept, with Lumma promising the finished product by the end of the year. No prices yet, then, but its SUV conversions typically cost around £25,000.
So, add one to a handsomely specced Velar – no Lumma customer will have the entry-level diesel, we’re safe to assume – and you’re looking at a total bill of around £100,000. Perhaps more.
Simple question. Would you?!