The Range Rover Sport models enter the 2011 model year with a solid round of refinements. In addition, a 2011 Range Rover Sport GT Limited Edition is available, combining the performance of the naturally aspirated 375-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 with a similar styling presence to the Range Rover Sport Autobiography, along with additional features. The Autobiography, which was introduced for 2010 as a limited edition, becomes an option package for 2011.
The Range Rover Sport offers the choice of two power levels: the 5.0-liter LR-V8 with direct fuel injection and torque-activated Variable Camshaft Timing produces 375 hp and 375 lb.-ft. peak torque. The Range Rover Sport can accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in a brisk 7.2 seconds.
The Range Rover Sport Supercharged is powered by the 510-horsepower version of the LR-V8 and produces 461 lb.-ft. of peak torque from 2,500-5,500 rpm, enabling the Range Rover Sport Supercharged to accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. In the Supercharged model, the driver can shift gears manually with steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters.
The interior, with its cockpit feel and soft-touch finishes, reflects the brand’s standards of quality and craftsmanship. Leather is used extensively on major surfaces, in a wide choice of colors. Rich dark shades border narrow sections in lighter tones, and the effect is completed by a generous selection of fine wood finishes. The soft-touch dash can be wrapped in stitched, premium-grade European leather.
Base model estimated mpg: 13/18
Estimated starting price: $60,495
Compiled by Motor Matters
2011 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT
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