2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Auto Shows – Car and Driver

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2010 Land Rover Rover Sport

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MONROE AND THE MANUFACTURER

Introduced in the Land Rover Range Sport combined the sophisticated of the top-dog Range Rover the body-on-frame platform of the LR3 at a price split the difference between the Virtually unchanged since its debut, the Range Rover receives substantial upgrades for with the new model debuting at the New York auto show .

Under the RR Sport’s hood now the third-generation Jaguar V-8 engine, the second-generation units that the Sport since its inception. to 5.0 liters, the base, 375-hp, aspirated V-8 makes nearly as power as last year’s model and can sprint from 060 in an 7.2 seconds.

For those opting for the Supercharged, the blown 5.0-liter now 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque, good for a 060 sprint of 5.9 seconds and a 0100 of about 12 seconds. Surprisingly, economy for the more powerful is up by roughly six percent in the naturally version and seven percent in the engine. As in the similarly revised 2010 Range Rover. engines are modified from the Jag versions for off-road use with components and a deeper sump to oil starvation.

Handling and Overall Performance Improve

To aid handling, Land engineers have changed the for the active anti-roll bar, automatic adjusting electronic and added a roll sensor to the system. In the Supercharged model, a new joins five carry-over selectable via the Terrain Response that sits between the

Dubbed Dynamic, it dials stability-control intervention, ups throttle tells the gearbox to hold longer and shift faster, and steering heft. The RR Sport updated brakes with calipers up front on base and six-piston front calipers on the Rover Sport Supercharged for braking performance. Although Rover is quick to point out it didn’t tune the Range Sport Supercharged for track they do acknowledge that testing did occur at the NГјrburgring and the Supercharged turned a time of 8 and 49 seconds.

An Even Better Cabin, Exterior Styling

When the slows, occupants will the reworked interior that has improved materials and a new design. The new keeps the twin-cockpit feel and center console from the version, but the switchgear is new, the navigation and radio system are Jaguar, and the dash top is wrapped in or leather depending on the trim Aluminum-style accents and a variety of colors dress up the interior and it an Aston Martinish feel, most Aston Martins match the fit and finish of this Rover Sport.

Outside, the Sport has a number of changes that keep the fresh and visually disguise the of the vehicle. The sheetmetal itself is but the grille, headlights, and front are new. LED front accent is similar to that of the 2010 Rover, while the new front is squared off and the grille now has two bars of threethe three-bar grille is now for the Range Rover.

Along the side, new wheel redesigned side vents, and mirrors will be noticed by the most hard-core Land fans. Around back, the now employ LEDs.

The new Range Sport hits showrooms in Expect a small increase today’s $57,000-to-$70,000 price

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