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g lo Bal p E rsp EC t iv E s | rang e rover SPort

glo Bal p Ersp EC t i v E s | ra ng e rov er S P o rt

superlative sport
The Range Rover Sport Supercharged in focus
range rover sport supercharged specifications

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located in Britain, land rover has a long reputation for designing and building off-road utility vehicles, which had its design genesis in the second world war. their vehicles boast enviable statistics, most interestingly that near threequarters of the vehicles ever made are still on the road and that by virtue of its robustness in the developing world it is one of the most commonly recognizable cars in the world today.
the land rover flagship marque – the range rover enjoys a continued presence at elite sporting and social venues around the world. the british royal Family and numerous Heads of State rely on the vehicles for comfort, flexibility and security. the range rover is in its fourth decade of production and whilst it retains a special place the development of the range rover Sport represented an exciting effort to create a sports touring vehicle combining the luxury and off-road effectiveness of the range rover with more performance and handling akin to its erstwhile german and Japanese rivals. in its fifth year of production, the Sport (in
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standard and supercharged variants) underwent substantial enhancement for the 2010 version. the engine power was up-rated by approximately a third whilst simultaneously reducing co output, handling made increasingly sprightly and the cabin refreshed with beautifully upholstered leather seating and advanced electronics. Driving the supercharged variant of the range rover Sport is a real joy. on the roads the vehicle is solid yet responds to a light touch. the performance in terms of acceleration is stunningly quick for a larger vehicle and the design is a joy to behold.

with a 5.0 liter lr-V8 510hp engine, Supercharged is the most powerful, high-performance range rover Sport ever created. when compared to the previous generation Supercharged engine, the 5.0 liter lr-V8 510hp engine delivers more power and more torque. The range rover Sport Supercharged specification includes eye-catching Titan front grille and side vents, chrome tailpipes, Premium Perforated leather seats with contrast stitching and 20 inch 5-spoke alloy wheels. The steering wheelmounted paddle-operated gearshift and adaptive Dynamics with Dynamic Program give a sportier, more engaging drive. also fitted as standard is Dynamic response, which adjusts the vehicle’s settings to deliver more control and comfort on and off-road. high-performance brakes have been developed to cope with the extra power of Supercharged engine. 0-60mph acceleration: 5.9 seconds Maximum Speed: 140mph Gross vehicle weight: 6,889.0 lbs Price: from $75, 395

with thanks to Land Rover North America (www.landrover.com/us/en/ lr/) and to PageOne Automotive (www. pageoneauto.com) for more information please visit www.landrover.com

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