Reviewing the Range Rover
Not only does it walk like a burnt cat, but it is also right there with its best ability to walk.
The Range Rover Sport is the fastest car Land Rover has ever produced.
Built on the same platform as Land Rover Discovery, Sport cuts an impressive figure around town, with stylish side vents, aerodynamic improvements and dual exhaust.
Our test car is a top-of-the-line turbocharged V8, priced from $ 136,500.
Your breath type is gone, but so does your performance when you drive it.
There’s also a V8 version, less powerful naturally aspirated naturally and an economical turbo diesel engine available – but why settle for the second best?
The 4.2-liter turbocharged V8 is the same engine that can be found in Jaguar’s S Type R peak and marks the return of the company’s in-house power plant.
The 287kW / 550Nm engine was reworked for the mission in Rangey, but even pushed nearly three tons, still trying to push the car forward at the speed of knots, exploding from 0 – 100km / h in 7, 6 seconds, on the road to a top speed of 22 km / h – with Brembo brakes fitted to the stopper.
A sequential six-speed automatic converter takes care of gear changes, allowing the driver to make manual changes if desired, with a range of electronic assist devices to keep the vehicle under inspection.
The Sport has a 14cm shorter wheelbase than the dance floor, with a roofline, blacked pillars and a one-piece rear end with glass that opens for easy access.
Strong emphasis on performance and handling and as such the vehicle sits on low 20 inch wheels and low profile rubber.
Rangey’s famous air suspension system is used to lift and lower the vehicle, with a ground clearance of 172mm to 227mm.
Although it carries a full-size spare at the back (essential off-road), it has a relatively small 88-liter fuel tank, so you won’t go far in the bush.
Fuel consumption for the supercharged V8 is 15.9L / 100km, but this can easily blow up to more than 20.0L / 100km if driven hard – we registered 18.8L / 100km in time. behind the wheel.
The supercharged model has impressive straight-line acceleration, with lovely exhaust notes from the V8.
Dynamic stability response (standard on supercharger) keeps the car flat at the corners.
When it comes to a luxury car, the equipment list is extensive, with six standard airbags.