The Ranger Rover Sport 2013 has been unveiled, not that long after a rather substantially revised RRS was introduced to us in 2011. From the major powertrain enhancements that year, the new one however gives more attention to new colour combinations and detailing improvements. Chief feature of the exterior changes include five-spoke alloy wheels in Sparkle Silver and five new body colours. The Supercharged variant will further have red Brembo callipers.
The interior specifications offer two new interior trim combinations allowing customers to choose a dark upper cabin environment with lighter coloured seats or the opposite way round. Customers can also opt for a new carbon veneer pack, adding a sharp, contemporary look to the interior.
The High-Ice Harmon Kardon system delivers 380W of sound from a total of 11 speakers whilst the premium Harmon Kardon Logic system produces an astonishing 825W from no less than 17 speakers. The 7-inch touchscreen provides customers with the option of Dual View technology, allowing the driver to view the navigational display and the passenger to watch a DVD. Advanced features include a hard disc drive music server and Land Rover’s unique “Say What You See” voice recognition system with screen prompts.
An outstanding Range Rover Sport engine line-up remains unchanged for 2013. The 3.0-litre EU5 diesels match effortless performance with high efficiency. The 252bhp has a maximum torque of 600Nm and CO2 emissions of 230g/km whilst the 208bhp provides 520Nm and 224g/km. The 242bhp’s 3.0-litre with 6-speed box’ is available in markets where EU4 emissions regulations remain in force.
The naturally aspirated 5.0-litre petrol produces 37bhp with 510Nm torque and the flagship 5.0-litre Supercharged, a stunning 503bhp with 625Nm torque. CO2 emissions are 327g/km and 348g/km respectively. All engines drive through unrivalled ZF automatic gearboxes, the EU5 diesels coupled to the ZF 8HP70 8-speed and the petrol engines, the ZF HP28 6-speed. Gears are selected by the rotary gear shifter and steering wheel paddle shift.