All New 2014 Range Rover Sport
The new revamped Range Rover Sport sits in the Land Rover line-up between the compact SUV sized Evoque and finest limousine-rivalling full size Range Rover.
The all-new version ditches the cumbersome steel platform used previously in favour of a much lighter aluminium chassis, as used on the 2013 Range Rover. Active anti-roll bar technology and adaptive damping allow the Sport to deliver nimble handling without losing out on comfort, while the hefty reduction in weight delivers greatly improved performance from the usual line-up of petrol and diesel and engines.
The SDV6 likely to be the most popular power unit, providing 288bhp capable of launching the Sport from 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds. As fast as it is it remains incredibly smooth, although the SDV8 model is possibly a little smoother still however if neither of those are quick enough for you, there will be a supercharged petrol V8 to top the range.
The ride is firmer than the larger standard Range Rover but still incredibly comfortable and refinement on the motorway feels like a match for some of the quietest cars in this luxury class.
The Range Rover Sport will of course come with all the electronic gadgetry and engineering solutions to help keep it feeling agile in the corners, and it all works well.
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23 July 2013
Written by Duncan