I say sport, what a mix
The Range Rover Sport would not look out of place cruising Hollywood Boulevard
REGAL, royal (by appointment to several crown-wearers) and rapid, the Range Rover Sport is a more youthful take on the long-running off-roader nameplate.
Yet it is more closely related to the Discovery than it is to the Range Rover Vogue flagship, despite the aesthetic similarities.
We’re driving the entry-level twin-turbo diesel V6— in Autobiography guise, however, with bodykit that takes it down the path more often worn by R&B singers than off-roaders.
The Sport can be viewed as two cars in one, which helps make the TDV6 Autobiography’s $121,300 price somewhat easier to justify. While the white bodywork and the red-andblack leather trim might be the duck’s guts for a St Kilda supporter, it’s perhaps not the best combination.
The features list has a goodquality speaker (including subwoofer) sound system, LED tail-lights, automatic bi-xenon headlights with corner illumination, rain-sensing wipers, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with function buttons for cruise, phone and sound systems, satnav, Bluetooth phone link and full iPod connectivity.
A host of gizmos sits within the rather portly 2500kg Sport package. As it is based on the Discovery chassis, the Sport got Terrain Response before the Range Rover. Once again it leads the implementation of new suspension features— the Terrain Response adds a Dynamic driving mode to enhance the already-good handling manners, with a 20 per cent stiffer rear roll control bar and appropriate alterations to the steering, throttle and transmission settings.
The twin-turbo common-rail direct-injection V6 uses a parallel sequential turbocharger system.
With the bodykit including deeper front spoiler, side skirts,
Portly: The 2500kg Sport claims a range of features