Range Rover Sport SDV8 2014
Australians love the V8 – it’s a well-proven fact in the face of fuel costs, backed by a tribal love in the racing categories. This is a V8 turbocharged diesel that not only produces a menacing growl, but is also a dovish engine.
Activation of the dual-turbocharged oil in the Range Rover Sport SDV8 and 250kW purposefully is on the board – but more interest will be generated by the 700Nm available from 1750 rpm.
The Sport is like a slingshot that never stops at acceleration but it has the potential, carefully controlled, to return fuel economy at one digit. With a curb weight plus two tons, that’s an achievement.
But what you also get is a luxury car that can overtake anything up against it.
The HSE Dynamic sticker price is $ 146,300, and comes with leather trim and an electrically adjustable (not two-part) rear door and a variety of other fruits. A panoramic sliding roof adds $ 4000 while the HSE Luxury Pack – a sum of $ 3550 – adds to the fetching 12.3-inch virtual instrument panel, which offers images of analog dials, indicator hands ghost and all reading.
Parking assist, 22-inch alloys (up from standard 21), digital audio reception on the phenomenal 19-speaker Meridian Sound System (but also optional) (up from the standard eight-speaker set ) and automatic headlights tested. cost $ 176,630.
But it’s something that gives the extra punch of some perspective to the price tag. The soaring power of a 4.4-liter is indisputable for something so powerful. But there’s more than that – even on fast sweeping curves, body roll is minimal and the driver’s intended path is followed without controversy.
All electronic aids provide a significant sense of safety on the road – features a height-adjustable suspension that adapts to dynamic mode, trailer shake control, speed control Off-road 2 and torque vectors.
Parking sensors and rear cameras keep things tidy in the parking lot, but if it gets ugly on the road, there’s dual front curtain airbags, front and curtain, front seat belts with tensioners pre and load limiter.
The diesel growls with real and playful intimidation (100km / h achieved in 6.9 seconds is required) and the driver is encouraged by disciplined body control, superior ride quality and the eight-speed automatic keeps gears in manual sport mode.
The suspension dynamics mode provides good cornering regardless of the surface.
The cabin is comfortable, quiet and luxurious but built for four – the bucket seats trimmed down to the rear-bench base mean fifth-seaters won’t want to go far.