- Competes with: Infiniti FX50, BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne
- Looks like: A Range Rover Sport with eyes for the SEMA show
- Drivetrain: 375-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 or 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 with six-speed automatic; four-wheel drive
- Hits dealerships: October 2009
The restyled Range Rover Sport gets a big power bump for the 2010 model year thanks to a new supercharged V-8 engine that makes 510 hp. There's a new base V-8 that makes 375 hp, too. Subtle front and rear styling changes and a revised interior are also part of the package. Pricing information has not been announced.
It seems like more and more SUVs are pushing past the 500-hp mark, what with the introduction of the new BMX X5 M and X6 M, and now the Range Rover Sport joins the club. It's a little mind-boggling to see this kind of power offered in an SUV, but the Land Rover's supercharged powertrain motivates it from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. Supercharged models also include paddle shifters on the steering wheel.