It seems that it's a must to have a 500+ hp SUV and in order to be on that list Land Rover revealed today the 2010 Range Rover Sport facelift with an impressive 510 hp under the hood. The amount of power is generated by the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine which develops also an astonishing 461lb-ft (624Nm) of torque.
The new supercharged Range Rover can hit 60 mph in 5.9 seconds we don't want to be rude but they could have done something in order to fight with the brand new X5 M and X6 M from Bmw, which with their 555 hp 4.4-liter V8 engine can hit 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
But if you don't want these hp you can choose the naturally aspirated version which comes with 375 hp (280kW) and 375lb-ft (507Nm) of torque. This version sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.
The manufacturer also offers for this facelifted version new chassis systems such as Adaptive Dynamics suspension management system and the addition of the Dynamic mode for improved agility and ride quality. The exterior of the vehicle features new headlamps improved with the LED technology, a new front bumper, new fenders, a new rear bumper but also revised LED rearlights.
Land Rover has updated the Range Rover Sport's already muscular and stylish exterior to create a fresher and more sculpted impression. Its front end features its signature LED headlamps and a new two-bar grille, front fenders and front bumpers – thereby giving the new Range Rover Sport a more athletic and aerodynamic stance.
Its rear features new bumper design highlighted by new light clusters. On the other hand, the new 2010 Range Rover Sport is endowed with a redesigned interior that now employs higher quality materials and soft-touch finishes – superbly finished with remarkable craftsmanship.
All of these give the new 2010 Range Rover Sport a more premium interior. Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director, remarked that the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has already gained an ardent following among customers who wanted a vehicle that offers a combo of the Land Rover's impressive off-road ability and a sports tourer's performance and refinement.
He remarked that with the Range Rover Sport now featuring a wider range of capabilities, they expect its fan base to grow larger and stronger. Phil Hodgkinson, Product Development Director at Land Rover, remarked that both the new LR-V8 engines are a good fit to Range Rover Sport's sporting character by offering generous low-end torque as well as spirited performance.