Range Rover Sport 2010 Facelift

The facelift Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 was introduced into the marketplace in late 2009 as the 2010 model. It was initially launched at the New York Auto Show in April 2009. It featured an aggressively restyled and improved front end which performed better in the aerodynamic wind tunnels which greatly improved the airflow figures compared to it's predecessors. The new arrival also included restyled head lights, tail lights and a fully reshaped rear bumper which has been beautifully integrated to perk up it's rearend looks.

The interior was a complete revamp with a more significant new look dashboard, centre consul and instrument panels, steering wheel, front and rear seats, door panels and interior trim. The 2010 model has more leather and more than half less dashboard buttons than the previous models have.

Three new engines were upgraded and installed to the latest addition of V8 Sports SUV's. These models included new direct injected, all-aluminium 5.0 litre petrol V8 supercharged engines and the naturally aspirated motors as seen in Jaguar’s newest range of sports performance cars. The naturally aspirated engine produces 375 HP and 375 ft-lbs of torque while the supercharged engine produces 510 horsepower and 461 ft-lbs of torque.

Also the completely revised 3.0 litre version of the current 2.7 litre TD V6 that produces an improved 181 kW and 240 HP and 598 N·m of torque. The newly adapted 3.0 litre engine was taken from Jaguar’s AJ-V6D Generation III and fitted with twin parallel sequential turbochargers. All of these new engines produced an increase in horsepower and torque figures, whilst also delivering improved overall fuel economy and CO2 emissions which were also curbed below expectations.

The all alluminium 5.0 litre supercharged Jaguar engine is coupled with a Twin-Vortex Supercharger with improved thermodynamic efficiency of 16 percent, produces 29 percent more power and 13 percent more torque than the current 4.2 litre engine. This engine also boasts lowered CO2 emissions figures and fuel consumption improvements by 5.8 percent respectively and the 3.0 litre TD V6 engine produces 28 percent more power overall and a noticeably 35 percent more torque than the 2.7 litre motor with CO2 emissions and fuel consumption figures that have been improved by 8.8 percent overall.

The V8 Sport 2010 model was fitted with ZF's HP28 which is a six speed auto gearbox transmission with improved performance and efficiency. Suspension refinements were also  made with the introduction of the world’s first production damping system, using ‘predictive technology’ that continually optimise the settings of the new ‘DampTronic Valve Technology’ damper units which optimise the vehicles ride characteristics including the addition of computer aided, 'sand launch control', which prevents wheels digging into soft sand, mud or similar terrain when pulling forward or driving off.

The 2010 Range Rover Sport is a performance sport utility vehicle with great looks, luxury comfort and style.

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