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2013 New York Auto Show – 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – European Car Magazine

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Most Agile and Responsive Range To Date

On the eve of the 2013 New York Auto Show, the all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport made its world debut against the backdrop of the iconic New York City skyline. Setting the tone for the oldest Auto Show in the United States.

Developed alongside the 2013 Range Rover, the new Range Rover Sport delivers exceptional on-road dynamics with genuine Land Rover all-terrain capability. The technologically advanced Range Rover Sport presents an assertive and muscular exterior, luxurious interior, and the practical flexibility provided by the option of 5+2 third row seating for occasional use.

Featuring Land Rover’s breakthrough suspension design and innovative dynamic chassis technologies, the Range Rover Sport features an all-new aluminum unibody architecture to achieve a weight savings of approximately 800lbs.

This weight reduction transforms the vehicle’s dynamic performance, enabling it to blend agile handling with exceptional comfort and to offer a unique mix of sporting luxury and a dynamic, engaging driving experience.

Speaking ahead of the official world premiere at the New York International Auto Show, Land Rover Global Brand Director John Edwards said: The all-new Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that has been designed and engineered without compromise. With Land Rover capability at its heart, it is one of the most road focused vehicles we’ve ever produced, but of course still offers unsurpassed all-terrain capability. It is a vehicle which is designed to be driven.

We’ve taken ride, handling and agility to another level for Land Rover to deliver a truly rewarding, sporting, drive together with unmatched luxury, capability and versatility.

Building on the success of the recently launched flagship Range Rover, the new Range Rover Sport also employs a vast array of new technologies which help to transform its performance, refinement and all round capabilities, adds Edwards.

The Sport has been designed to capture the distinctive DNA of its predecessor, but with a bold evolution that places it at the heart of the three-model Range Rover portfolio, between the flagship Range Rover and the Range Rover Evoque vehicles.

Powertrain

The 510hp 5.0L V8 supercharged engine retains its place at the pinnacle of the Range Rover Sport line-up. With significant reserves of power and torque, the scale of the performance on offer is reflected in the 0-60 time of 5.0s (0.9s faster than the previous model). The stunning performance is accompanied by a sporting soundtrack generated by a specially tuned exhaust system and sound symposer on the intake system.

The V8 has a compact all-aluminum design, with low levels of internal friction. The engine is managed by a new Bosch engine management system. High-pressure direct injection uses a centrally mounted, multi-hole, spray-guided injection system.

Efficiency is further enhanced by a cam torque actuated, dual independent variable camshaft timing system. A sixth-generation, twin vortex system supercharger is fitted, which offers superior thermodynamic efficiency and extremely refined noise levels.

A new 340hp 3.0L V6 engine delivers generous torque throughout the rev range, delivering confident performance with outstanding refinement with improved efficiency.

As a 90-degree engine based on the Land Rover 5-liter V8, the V6 features an innovative balance weight system to ensure exceptionally smooth and refined performance. With a weight reduction of about 800lbs. the new 340hp supercharged V6 Range Rover Sport is quicker than the previous model with its 375hp 5.0L V8, achieving the dash from 0-60 in 6.9s, a reduction of 0.3s. Enthusiastic drivers will also be pleased with a sporting engine note, emphasized by using a sound symposer on the intake system.

Both Range Rover Sport engines are paired with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox, tuned by Land Rover engineers to combine silky-smooth shifting with exceptionally rapid responses and excellent fuel economy. With eight closely spaced ratios, gear changes are almost imperceptible, with each shift completed in just 200 milliseconds.

Exterior Design

With its ‘faster’ windshield angle, streamlined profile and sloping roofline, the new Range Rover Sport is 8-percent more aerodynamic than the previous model and achieves a drag figure of Cd 0.34.

The 2014 Range Rover Sport is just 2.5-inches longer than its predecessor. At 191-inches, it is shorter than many mid-sized sedans, bringing greater maneuverability and ease of parking. A wheelbase that’s longer by 7-inches yields greater room and improved access for rear passengers. The new 2014 Range Rover Sport is 5.9-inches shorter and 2.17-inches lower than the new 2013 Range Rover on which it is based.

It weighs about 100lbs. less than the Range Rover when similarly equipped.

New interpretations of classic Range Rover Sport design cues include the signature clamshell hood, floating roof, and side fender vents. The vehicle also features bold new versions of the powerful wheel arch design, horizontal body feature lines and distinctive rocker moldings; all are key elements of the model’s strong design heritage. While retaining the powerful Range Rover Sport character, the front end has a modern, streamlined appearance, with its slimmer lights, rearward sloping grille and sculpted corners.

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