Slammed Widebody Discovery Sport Looks Blind

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Photo: Brad Builds
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One of the common tropes in martial art movies is the blind warrior that's able to sense the world even better. But can a yellow SUV-turned-race-car see without headlights? After seeing this Land Rover Discovery Sport rendering, some of you might wish you were blind instead.
No, not the Discovery; the Discovery Sport, or as some like to call it, the Disco Sport. This model was introduced in 2014 as a replacement for the Freelander and became Land Rover's most popular model. It shares many things with the Evoque, so it's more of a crossover than an SUV, but like most things with a LR badge, this is a capable offroader.

3D modeling artist Brad Builds decided to take things in another direction. Instead of doing the natural thing, which would be to turn the Disco into a Baja buggy, he slammed it to the ground and made something that looks like a conversion from the Need for Speed games. I wonder how many "street cred" points you'll get for that chin spoiler.

In any case, the widebody kit is done in the style of drift cars, with a lot of the tire left exposed. The amount of rubber on this thing beggars belief, making you wonder what kind of monster engine power the Discovery. The most potent factory-fitted unit would be a 290 horsepower four-cylinder turbo. But the rendering means more business than that, piping exhaust straight through the hood. Or is that some crazy turbo setup?

A good Land Rover race car deserves a 5-liter V8, that's what we always say. But at 4.6 meters long, the baby Discovery is barely big enough, plus it would need a complete powertrain and electronics swap because its engines are normally arranged longitudinally. Crazier things have happened, like that Mustang-powered Ford Fusion we showed you earlier this week.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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