The Range Rover Sport, in supercharged V8 trim, is among the fastest SUVs money can buy in India. With fearsome acceleration, sure-footed handling and the ability to handle good, bad and pathetic roads, this is a do-it-all SUV for those who want something that’s a lot cheaper than the Range Rover Vogue but can still afford an SUV worth couple of crores. Well, all this changes in the used car market. Powerful, top-of-the-line SUVs are depreciation disasters and this makes them ultra attractive to enthusiasts looking for great, used bets. Here’s one such Range Rover Sport – a well-kept example from 2011, which is selling for much less than a top-end Jeep Compass TrailHawk. Of course, it’s a lot cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner, while being a larger, more powerful and with a status that befits a ‘mover-and-shaker’. This example is priced at Rs. 27.9 lakhs, and Baba Luxury Cars is selling it. The price is negotiable, and the SUV has run 75,000 Kms. It’s with its first owner, with valid insurance that’s valid until next year, and the spare key is also available. To know more, jump right into this video.
As the video indicates, this Range Rover Sport is in top shape, and in scratchless condition. A top-of-the-line model, it’s luxuriously appointed with leather interiors, a five seat layout, a touchscreen infotainment system with a multi-speaker layout, a 360 degree camera, multiple airbags, heated seats, a sunroof and a massive boot. The SUV can also be driven as a four seater, offering extra comfort to the passengers at the rear, where the three seat layout gets converted to a two seat layout.
Talking of the engine, the 5 liter V8 unit is supercharged, and makes 571 Bhp of brute power and 625 Nm of tyre shredding torque. A six speed torque converter automatic gearbox is standard, and so is an all wheel drive system. Top speed is about 210 Kmph, electronically limited considering how big, heavy and tall this SUV is. The real fun on such an SUV is in acceleration, and this Range Rover Sport can sprint from standstill to 100 Kph in just 5.9 seconds.
Adaptive air suspension is standard on this SUV, which gives it excellent ride quality on all surfaces, and also allows the ride height to be varied at the touch of a button. As the video indicates, this SUV is finished in a head turning shade of red and black. While most part of the SUV’s body is in red, the contrast black paint scheme extends to the roof, wing mirrors, door handles, body cladding and bumper surrounds.