Marangoni Evoque HFI-R is a dual-fuel conversion with ruby red tires
Italian tire manufacturer Marangoni has revealed a revamped Range Rover Evoque for the Bologna Motor Show. Aside from the 20-inch ruby red colored tires, the crossover show car appears untouched at first glance, but a closer look tells a different story.
The experimental Marangoni Evoque HFI-R (Hybrid Fuel Injection) has been retrofitted with an "HFI" Hybrid Fuel Injection dual-fuel system. Using the base 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine, power output has been increased from the standard 237 bhp (177 kW / 240 PS) to 296 bhp (221 kW / 300 PS) via an upgraded turbocharger, larger stainless steel exhaust and carbon fiber air box. As a result, the Evoque HFI-R has a range of 1000 km (621 mi) on a mix of hydrogen / natural gas or natural gas only from a separate tank. No performance specs were provided.
For the exterior styling, Marangoni enlisted TRC Italia who resprayed the vehicle using a special fine grain metallic paint called Titanium Fluid Metal. The front bumper fascia, door lower moldings and rear bumper fascia, with added carbon diffuser, have been subtly restyled. Hood vents were added while carbon fiber has been applied to the wheel arches, fender vents, boot handle, lower door moldings and mirror covers. The front grill, hood vents and door handles have been painted gloss black to contrast the matte titanium body.
Marangoni turned to Italian fashion brand Conte of Florence who provided a special golf inspired quilted upholstery. Conte of Florence were sure to include a large embroidered Tour Line emblem on the seats, a logo which is worn by the brand's sponsored golfers.
Other features include Tarox B360 10-piston calipers and 330x26 diameter composite rotors and, of course, the ruby red Marangoni M-Power EvoRed tires in 255/30R20 size fitted on Oz Racing Dakar 8.5x20 rims.
All the components will be available in 2012 by TRC Italia.