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It is a lazy stereotype that all Premiership footballers drive modified Range Rovers. Unfortunately, it’s a lazy stereotype that’s largely true, particularly in the case of Overfinch-tuned Range Rovers. At one point during Euro 2012 (a man from Overfinch admits) seven of the 11 England players on the pitch were Overfinch owners. This makes them more popular among top English footballers than Cristal fizz, extramarital dalliance and missing penalties. And no Overfinch will be more popular with the Champions League crowd than this, the new GTS-X. What we have here, in simple terms, is Wazza’s favourite Range Rover Sport V8 with a chunk of extra power, dropped suspension, big kerbable alloys, orange paint… and a price tag just short of £150k (a standard RRS V8, by comparison, starts at £70k). One hundred and fifty thousand pounds! Why, for some footballers that represents six hours of hard work! However. Perhaps conscious that - bar a bit of transfer-window activity each season - the Premiership market is a finite one, Overfinch is keen to expand beyond footballdom. Under new ownership since 2010 and now based near Leeds, Overfinch considers itself a classier proposition than Britain’s myriad other RR tuners, and is keen to prove it can do upmarket, bespoke and tasteful, as well as, er, Terry-spec. Which is why, when you heave open the door of the GTS-X, you’re confronted not by diamanté-encrusted ostrich leather and crystal disco-chandeliers, but a surprisingly restrained patchwork of black nappa leather and neat carbon-leather weave. All very sympathetic, as are the mechanical upgrades: traditionally Overfinch hotted up its Range Rovers by stuffing them with V8 Corvette engines, but nowadays its strategy is subtler. The GTS-X retains the Range Rover Sport’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8, but gains an ECU remap, upgraded induction system and an ear-assaulting sports exhaust to boost power from 500bhp to 575bhp. Overfinch says that, “on a good day”, the GTS-X will crack the 0-62mph sprint in five seconds, a scary stat for something tipping the scales at two-and-a-half tonnes. The performance is as alarming on the road as it is on paper. Like a V8 RRS but more so, the GTS-X is (a) preposterously fast and (b) tainted with the suspicion that something so heavy shouldn’t be hustled at such speed. The GTS-X’s suspension is notably firmer than the standard RRS’s, meaning that, though it can’t sponge up nasty surfaces quite as elegantly, it stays even flatter through corners. The uprated Brembo brakes are devastatingly effective.