Range Rover Sport

by Mike Hunter

A true weight-loss program makes the all-new Range Rover Sport Supercharged a notable option for the SUV enthusiast who is looking for best in sports accoutrement and performance. Going to an all-aluminum body structure, new this year, results in a loss of 800 pounds, adding to the overall performance and stability of this model. The 5.0-liter LR-V8 supercharged engine does 0-60 in 5.0 seconds with 510 horsepower and 461 lb/ft of torque.Tested everywhere, from the Nürburgring in Germany to the rocky landscape of Moab, Utah, this piece of machinery is proving to be a true model of performance, safety and comfort. The all-new suspension system provides for dynamic handling in all climates. The Terrain Response® 2 automatically adapts the settings to the terrain so that performance is never an issue. Technological innovations include a five-camera surround digital camera system that provides for a nearly 360-degree view on the touch screen. From parallel parking to entering intersections, this safety feature is a welcomed tool for drivers.

A contemporary sports interior marries comfort with the finest design elements and features that impress all who travel in this vehicle. The performance-enhanced driving position; smaller, thicker steering wheel; and the bolsters on the front seats perfectly position the driver to enjoy the ride. The full-sized sun roof’s tinted glass bathes the interior with plenty of natural light and even opens to offer panoramic views. The Meridian™ Signature Audio Package is a premium 1700-watt system, with 23 loudspeakers that provide for a “realistic three-dimensional listening experience,” according to the car maker. The Hard Disk Drive-based satellite system features enhanced on- and off-road capabilities and a navigation system that will take passengers of this exciting SUV anywhere.

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