• Oct 6, 2009
2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged vs. the 2009 model -- Click above to watch video

The 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged is hugely improved over the old model – and we were fans of the old model. When we drove the normally aspirated model in 2008, we dug it except for the idiosyncratic interior. The 2010 Supercharged model not only features a redesigned cabin, but 517 horsepower and a new set of six-piston brakes up front to be sidekick. That's 127 horsepower more than the outgoing model. Add that to a 51 lb-ft torque surplus over the 2009 and you've got an SUV that goes faster and stops quicker.

It's such a big improvement that the 2010 model gets from zero to 100 mph and back to zero before the 2009 model gets to... well, you'll just have to follow the jump to see the video and find out.



[Source: Land Rover via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh, I'm lost on sporty SUV's. Want something fast? Get a sports wagon. Then you can actually turn corners once you're going fast. I had the chance to participate in a Nissan test drive event this weekend in Toronto and drove the entire 2010 lineup (sans GTR and pickups), and any of the cars on that test track (even the freakin' Sentra!) were more fun than the SUV's. I fully understand that we aren't talking about a Murano here, this is surely a brilliant vehicle, but for a driver it can't compete with a car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sure it does corners, but like a car? It's got about a snowball's hope in hell of doing that. As we've seen over the past few years, there are only a few qualities a vehicle can not overcome with trick suspension and drivetrain components (for civilian rides at least). A high ride is the big daddy of those qualities.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Range Rover does corners.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Most Effective. Marketing. Ever.

      I will buy one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I own an '08 sport supercharged (essentially identical to the '09) and it's been a great car..

      Not a single problem (thus far) and it's actually been off-road a few times with the local land rover club and to the snow a handful of times - in addition to getting copious amounts of groceries.

      When I brought it in for the 30K service I had a chance to poke around the new model and it does look like a nice upgrade - my biggest complaint about the previous model is the mediocre sat nav and on board computer setup (ugly and clunky).. which appears to have been fixed with the new model.

      In general I think the biggest thing these rovers have going for them is their exterior styling.. The porsche and bmws look silly next to them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I most definitely want one of these.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No you don't matt
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, the new interior is really nice. Was the HSE's powertrain upgraded at all?

      I test drove one of these back in 2007 and was pretty dissapointed with the performance and the feel of the interior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I remember the first time I saw the outgoing model was in Miami Vice when 2 white ones rolled up to the club in the beginning of the movie - my jaws dropped at how pimp they looked.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd be more than a little bit pissy if i'd bought an '09. But, if I had that kind of $$$ to waste, upgrading to a '10 would not be an issue either.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Soccer moms are salivating all over this SUV.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome visual comparison. More cars should be compared this way as it shows very clearly the advantage on both acceleration and deceleration.
      • 5 Years Ago
      19" brake rotors? I think not.

      I'm pretty sure the HSE gets the N/A version of the new Jag 5.0, but I could be wrong....
        • 5 Years Ago
        Who came up with that? That's utterly retarded. Just state the damn size of the rotors.

        Is that why a lot of import press releases state "incorrect" rotor sizes? I remember that STi press release a while back stating 17" brakes or something like that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow the 2009 model owners just got OWNED!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I'm not even into Range Rovers, and I still thought that was mighty impressive.
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