2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover, the company known for building vehicles that can tackle any off-road situation, threw a bit of a curveball when it came out with the Range Rover Sport, the brand's most on-road performance-oriented product. Based on a shortened LR4 chassis, the Range Rover Sport is smaller inside than the LR4 and the Range Rover. Like its LR4 and Range Rover siblings, the Sport still has a low-range transfer case and the Terrain Response system, so it's not lacking in off-road ability, but its low-profile tires are much more at home on a racetrack than climbing a mountain trail. The Range Rover Sport has the same powertrains found in the Range Rover. Opt for the supercharged V-8 and you'll get an incredible 510 hp sent to all four wheels through a smooth six-speed automatic transmission. Steering feel is good for an SUV, but the information that is transmitted through the steering column is unfiltered, which makes the Sport fatiguing to drive for long stints. There aren't many other vehicles that would be equally happy pulling a trailer, racing around a track, tackling a muddy two-track, and pulling up to an opera house. If you need to balance your need for speed with a more sensible vehicle for hauling a family and the occasional trailer, the Range Rover Sport deserves serious consideration.
Overfinch Range Rover Sport GTS X Front Three Quarter
Overfinch has been in the business of tuning Land Rovers since 1975, but this duo of updated Range Rovers may be the company's brightest yet. By brightest, we mean in color as the Range Rover Sport GTS-X and Range Rover Evoque 2012 GTS are painted in eye-searing hues.
Bowler EXR And Ranger Rover Sport Front
It’s a partnership 20 years in the making. For almost two decades, British off-road specialists Bowler and Land Rover have worked together on a number of vehicles, and this week the two companies have made their partnership official. Bowler made its mark by producing fast and off-road-capable rally racers based on Land Rovers. Now, the partnership will allow Bowler to adorn its vehicles and marketing material with “Powered by Land Rover” badging, connecting itself with the reputable utility vehicle maker. Additionally, the two British brands are expected to work even closer on parts and vehicle development, with Bowler now benefiting from technical support from Land Rover. “It is Land Rover’s support as well as its technology that has helped Bowler to gain an incredibly strong reputation for extreme off-road performance over the last two decades,” said Drew Bowler, Managing Director of Bowler.  “And as we embark on a new era for the business – introducing our first model engineered for use outside competition racing – I’m very pleased that the relationship has been formalised.” Bowler currently produces the EXR and EXR S, both of which are based on the Range Rover Sport. The EXR rally car meets FIA T1 specs, and is powered by a modified version of the Rover’s naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8, which produces 300 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The EXR S is Bowler’s first road-going vehicle, but is still highly capable on the trail. The EXR S is fitted with a modified version of the Rover’s supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that puts out 550 hp and 520 lb-ft. Source: Land Rover
2012 Range Rover Sport HSE Front Right Side View
I chauffeured two of my colleagues on a two-hour drive to West Branch, Michigan, piloting the Range Rover Sport and I could not have been happier. The interior is sumptuously luxurious but not so plush as to throw any sporting intentions out the window. The car's design -- both inside and out -- is tastefully restrained, clearly showing its premium Range Rover roots without being overly flashy. Yes, a faster processor for the infotainment system would be appreciated, but there were no "play with me" dials or touch pads and zero "look at me" trim bits. Also just right is the RR Sport's size -- it's neither too large nor unwieldy, and it isn't too small as to not feel reasonably substantial on any road surface. The 5.0-liter V-8 has a sonorous burble and sounds wicked under heavy throttle. Better yet, the V-8 is matched perfectly with the six-speed automatic, which is silky smooth and nearly imperceptible in its shifting. Best of all, the RR Sport comes with the prestige of the Range Rover name while still undercutting its V-8-powered competition from Porsche and BMW.

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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Specifications

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5.0L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
18 MPG
375 hp @ 6500rpm
375 ft lb of torque @ 3500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 72 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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