I have driven one of these at Eastnor Off road and trust me even with low profiles this car can go anywhere a Discovery 4 can. Just watch the Top Gear test with Richard Hammond. The off road stuff is filmed at Eastnor.
Range Rover Sport 5.0 V8 Supercharged (Mk IV) specs
|Curb weight||2285 kg (5038 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.85 m (191 in) long, 1.98 m (78 in) wide, 1.80 m (71 in) high|
|Wheelbase||1.79 m (70 in)|
|Origin country||United Kingdom|
|Engine type||Suppercharged V8, DOHC, 32v|
|Displacement||5.0 l (305 ci)|
|Power||510 ps (503 bhp / 375 kw) @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||625 Nm (461 lb-ft) @ 2500 rpm|
|Power / liter||102 ps (101 hp)|
|Power / weight||223 ps (220 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||274 Nm (202 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||ZF 8 speed automatic|
|Layout||front engine, all wheel drive|
Sport 5.0 V8 Supercharged competition
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Major D. 9y ago
craig 9y ago
Its seriously fast I work for stratstone and getto drive our demo all the time
Shaggy 9y ago
I'll bet, no, I know this thing is fast! Power to weight ratio: 10.0 LBS per Horsepower. :D
Shaggy 9y ago
Whoa, it lost 800 LBS, put Rosie O'Donnell on that diet! LOL
Shaggy 9y ago
@ monkeypop: I agree, those tires have too low of a profile for this SUV to be any good off-road, at best, it may be able to haul butt on a dirt road, but only if it hasn't been raining.
monkeypop 9y ago
I fail to see the point of having all the off road features when it rides on low profile street tires. Doesn't even look like there is enough room in the wheel wells for decent A/T tires. Tires are the most essential part of a vehicle being off road capable.
Those tires look like they would spin in a wet lawn LOL.
Do these even come with a low gear anymore?
NIN 9y ago
The new Sport weighs 800lbs less than the last one and offers a 3rd row...plus it looks better (especially in the right colors/trim).
It's also more off-road capable (not that it matters to most owners).
...now includes two off-road height settings: a 1.4-inch lift that can be used at speeds up to 50 mph, and a 2.6-inch lift, which gives the Sport 11.2 inches of ground clearance. The suspension is capable of raising an additional 1.4 inches if on-board sensors determine it's necessary. Approach, departure, and breakover angles have improved to 33.0, 31.0, and 27.0 degrees. Wading depth has improved to 33.5 inches thanks to the new hood-mounted air intakes.
Mental 9y ago
The new Range Rover Sport.. and as the previous was it's the same senseless. Performancely it's not much ahead of the basic Range Rover, but costs more. And it lost its true off-road capabilities...
But what I find positive about this thing - it looks nicer, obviously sportier than the non-Sport version.