hp & 375 hp
& 75 hp per liter
(from Land Rover
Press Release) Unrivalled capabilty and dynamics from the 2010 Range
• All-new efficient
and powerful LR-V8 engines.
• LR-V8 5.0 liter Supercharged .
• 510 bhp and 461 lb/ft torque.
• 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated.
• 375 bhp and 375 lb/ft torque
• Striking exterior design changes create a more stylish and
• Redesigned interior bringing new levels of refinement and
• Steering wheel with paddle-shift gear change on Supercharged
• Chassis refinements including active damping, new brakes and
updates to the Terrain ResponseTM system, bringing even greater
breadth of capability.
• Cutting edge technologies including available surround camera
system with tow assist, and a high beam assist option.
“The Range Rover Sport’s
performance, ride and handling have been transformed with the
introduction of new engines, transmission and chassis systems.
Combine these enhancements with the contemporary style and luxury of
the revised interior, and it's clear that the Range Rover Sport
remains the only choice as the quintessential SUV sports tourer,”
says Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director.
The Range Rover Sport
reaffirms its status as the most exciting and dynamic member of the
Land Rover range with a comprehensive package of engineering and
design changes for the 2010 model year. The vehicle’s stylish new
appearance signals the transformation under the skin, which includes
two powerful and efficient new engines - the LR-V8 naturally
aspirated and LR-V8 5.0-liter Supercharged, enhanced levels of
interior craftsmanship and refinement, and significant improvements
to both on-road and off-road driving dynamics.
A comprehensive program
of chassis system modifications has transformed the Range Rover
Sport’s on-road dynamics, while also delivering a substantial
improvement in its off-road capabilities.
The introduction of new systems such as Adaptive Dynamics, working
in conjunction with existing Dynamic Response on Supercharged
models, and the addition of the road-focused Dynamic program to the
Terrain ResponseTM system help enhance agility and ride quality.
Further improvements to the Terrain ResponseTM system ensure that
off-road capability is kept at the expected class-leading level.
The Range Rover Sport’s stylish, muscular exterior has been updated
to provide a cleaner, more sculpted feel. Striking signature LED
headlamps combine with a new two-bar grille, front bumpers and
fenders to create a more sporting and aerodynamic stance. At the
rear, new light clusters and a revised bumper design mirror the
The interior has been
comprehensively redesigned, using higher quality materials,
soft-touch finishes and superior craftsmanship to create a premium
environment which is truly worthy of the Range Rover brand.
“The Range Rover Sport
has generated a passionate following among customers who require the
performance and refinement of a true sports tourer, but who value
the formidable off-road ability of a Land Rover. Now that we have
widened its range of capabilities even further, the following for
the Range Rover Sport looks set to grow stronger still,” says Phil
“Both the new LR-V8 engines are suited to the sporting character of
the Range Rover Sport, providing generous low-end torque and
spirited performance along with levels of refinement worthy of the
Range Rover name." says Phil Hodgkinson, Product Development
New engines deliver exceptional
performance and refinement.
The most significant
changes on the 2010 Range Rover Sport are to its powertrains. The
vehicle benefits from two powerful new engines: 510bhp LR-V8
5.0-liter supercharged and a 375bhp LR-V8 5.0 liter naturally
The LR-V8 engines are
all-new and designed by the Jaguar Land Rover powertrain team using
an impressive collection of state-of-the-art technologies. They were
developed with an emphasis on delivering a smooth, refined and
responsive performance, without a corresponding increase in fuel
consumption. Both meet the stringent ULEV2 emissions standards.
“We have given the Range
Rover Sport two truly state-of-the-art new powertrains. Each engine
– whether supercharged or naturally aspirated – delivers outstanding
performance and refinement.”
Ron Lee, Group Chief Engineer, Powertrain.
The performance of the
all-new naturally aspirated LR-V8 is now a virtual-match for the
outgoing 4.2L supercharged engine The new naturally aspirated
vehicle completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.2 seconds (just 0.1
seconds off the pace of the outgoing supercharged unit). For those
who want the ultimate performance Range Rover Sport, there is now
the all-new LR-V8 5.0L Supercharged, which is propelled from rest to
60 mph in an impressive 5.9 seconds.
The engines were
developed in conjunction with Jaguar - the first time engines have
been designed from the outset with the requirements of both brands
in mind. Shared primary objectives included the highest possible
torque and fast response from low revs.
Although the basic
engine architecture is the same for each brand, Land Rover engine
requirements differ to satisfy demanding all-terrain needs . For
example, they feature a deeper sump to accommodate the extreme
tilting angles that Range Rover Sport may be subjected to off-road.
In addition, belt drives are waterproofed, as are the alternator,
air conditioning compressor, power steering pump and starter motor.
All-new LR-V8 engines deliver outstanding performance and
• All-new 5.0-liter
V8 design with 510bhp SAE supercharged and 375bhp SAE naturally
• 510bhp engine has 29 percent* more power and 12 percent* more
torque than previous 4.2-liter supercharged engine.
• 375bhp engine has 25 percent* more power and 19 percent* more
torque than previous 4.4-liter engine.
• Conforms to stringent ULEV2 emissions regulations.
• Multi-hole central spray-guided direct injection is highly
efficient – industry first.
• High efficiency, 6th generation Eaton™ twin-vortex
• Torque-actuated variable camshaft timing on all four cams in
V8 engine – industry first.
• Camshaft profile switching and variable length inlet manifold
optimizes power and torque.
• Reverse cooling improves engine efficiency and speeds cabin
• Class-leading, low-friction design features.
• Lightweight construction uses recycled materials.
• 15,000 mile (24,000 km) service intervals.
Direct injection – increased power
and torque, low emissions.
One of the key features
of the new LR-V8 is an industry first, centrally-mounted,
multi-hole, spray-guided fuel injection system, delivering fuel at a
pressure of up to 150bar (2175 psi) directly to the cylinder. The
positioning of the injectors ensures fuel is precisely delivered to
the center of the combustion chamber, maximizing air-fuel mixing,
and improving combustion control.
Fuel is delivered by
twin, high pressure fuel pumps driven via an auxiliary shaft in the
all new engine block. Delivery of fuel direct to the cylinder has
substantially contributed to improved low speed, dynamic response
which is particularly useful off-road while adding to driving
pleasure on-road. The charge cooling effects of the direct injection
fuel system have allowed the compression ratio of the naturally
aspirated engine to be raised to 11.5:1, further improving the
During the engine
warm-up phase, the combustion system employs multiple injection mode
strategies to deliver 50 percent more heat for fast catalyst warm-up
and reduced emissions.
New variable camshaft timing
system boosts engine torque, saves energy.
A new type of variable
camshaft timing system (VCT) introduces another industry first. The
four VCT units are activated by the positive and negative torques
generated by opening and closing the intake and exhaust valves,
instead of by oil pressure. This has allowed the engine oil pump to
be reduced in size, saving energy and reducing fuel consumption.
VCT units work
independently on all four camshafts with 62 degrees of authority on
the inlet cams and 50 degrees of authority on the exhaust cams.
Timing is optimized by the engine control unit for torque, power and
economy at every point in the engine’s speed range.
The response rate of the
new VCT units is 25 percent higher than before with actuation rates
in excess of 150 degrees per second. This delivers a more immediate
engine response to the driver’s demand.
6th generation supercharger – quieter and more efficient.
A sixth generation,
Eaton™ twin vortex system (TVS) supercharger is fitted to the 510
bhp engine. A compact Roots-type unit it feeds air through twin
intercoolers which in turn are water-cooled by their own cooling
circuit. The high helix rotor design both improves the supercharger
thermodynamic efficiency by 16 percent. It also improves noise
quality to the point where the unit is now almost inaudible. The
intercoolers reduce the temperature of the pressurised intake-air
and so optimize power.
The air intake has been radically redesigned compared to the
previous V8. The intake air path is a direct feed to the
supercharger inlet from the centrally mounted front throttle body.
Air is delivered through twin air boxes which reduce flow loss and
further increase efficiency. Mechanically, the new supercharger and
its intercoolers are efficiently packaged in the V of the engine to
deliver a low overall engine height.
Warm up quickly with reverse flow
The search for greater
efficiency has in some areas led to a complete rethink of
fundamental engine design concepts. An example is the innovative
reverse flow cooling system which delivers thermodynamic and
friction improvements. The new design means coolant is pumped
through the cylinder heads before flowing through the block and
returning to the radiator. Since the cylinder heads remain cooler,
the knock threshold is pushed back allowing greater optimization of
ignition timing for improved efficiency.
In addition, the 22 kW
oil to water heat exchanger, packaged at the core of the engine,
transfers heat from the coolant to the lubricating oil during warm
up, bringing the oil up to operating temperature 14 percent faster
than the previous cooling system. This ‘reverse flow’ approach
substantially improves fuel consumption in the crucial engine
warm-up period and helps warm the cabin more quickly.
Strong and compact.
The new LR-V8 engines
are built around a stiff, all new, aluminium block with cast-in iron
liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps, to reduce noise,
vibration and harshness. For the first time at Land Rover, the
blocks are high pressure die-cast rather than sand-cast, providing a
superior finish and dimensional greater accuracy. The engines also
have aluminium heads, with four-valves per cylinder and strong,
spheroidal-graphite cast-iron crankshafts and steel connecting rods.
The cylinder heads and blocks are manufactured using recycled
aluminum alloy for the first time, thus reducing the environmental
impact of manufacturing the new engines.
The new direct injection
engine is more compact than its predecessor. Overall engine length
has been reduced by relocation of the oil pump within the engine
Reduced internal friction combats
Internal friction, a
major contributor to increased fuel consumption and CO2 emissions,
has been targeted by careful design of the engines’ components. As a
result, the Range Rover Sport’s new LR-V8 achieves another best in
class, for crank train friction.
All engine bearings were
the subject of an extensive optimization, reducing friction without
compromising reliability. Diamond-Like Carbon coating (DLC) has been
used to reduce friction on the fuel pump tappets and a solid film
lubricant has been used to coat the piston skirts.
Land Rover has developed
a unique, intelligent oil-pump pressure relief valve (PRV) which
senses oil pressure deep in the engine’s oil galleries to more
accurately control oil pump delivery. As a result, oil pump
frictional losses are reduced during the warm-up period.
The engine has also been
designed around a 5W-20 semi-synthetic oil. The new oil has a lower
viscosity, primarily at low temperatures, reducing parasitic losses
in the engines and contributing to an extension in service intervals
from 7,500 miles to 15,000 miles or 12 months. The new LR-V8 engine
is also fitted with an electronic oil level indicator for added
peace of mind.
Responsive new transmission.
Both LR-V8 engines on
the Range Rover Sport are mated to the revised and super-smooth ZF
HP28 6-speed automatic transmission. Its characteristics have been
optimized by Land Rover engineers to provide class-leading response,
with rapid and refined shifts. The dramatic enhancement of both
power and torque low down the rev range on the new engines have made
it possible to actuate the transmission’s lock-up clutch much
earlier in each gear, reducing slip through the hydraulic torque
converter, so helping with improvement in both fuel consumption and
features an intelligent sport mode, which can sense and adapt
transmission characteristics to particular driving styles. For the
first time on the Range Rover Sport Supercharged, the driver can
change gears manually with a steering wheel mounted paddle-shift.
Transformed vehicle dynamics
A comprehensive program
of chassis refinements has been introduced to the Range Rover Sport
for 2010. The enhancements transform the dynamics and handling
characteristics of the vehicle, allowing drivers to fully exploit
the capabilities of the new, high performance engine line-up.
Adaptive Dynamics system
The 2010 Range Rover
Sport features a new Adaptive Dynamics System, which works in
conjunction with the existing Dynamic Response system to enhance
control of the vehicle’s ride and handling.
Land Rover has employed the world’s first production system for this
computer model-based predictive technology, which continually
optimizes damper settings for the widest possible range of
conditions. Conventional dampers are replaced by precision
DampTronic Valve Technology™ damper units, which incorporate
continually adjustable damper-valves.
technology enables damper settings on each wheel to be continuously
refined between ‘soft’, comfort oriented settings and ‘hard’, firm
body control settings; damper pressure on each wheel is monitored
500 times per second. The system optimizes the vehicle’s body and
ride control, instantly responding to both the demands of the
prevailing driving style and of the terrain encountered, in both on
and off-road situations.
Greater driver involvement through
Steering response is
improved on the Range Rover Sport with the stiffening of the front
suspension lower arm forward bushing, enhancing the sense of driver
involvement with the vehicle at higher speeds.
The revised variable
ratio steering rack complements this by improving stability at high
speed cruising – and increasing sensitivity at higher lock angles.
Braking system gets more power and
The Range Rover Sport is
equipped with a new braking system which has been comprehensively
updated to provide enhanced stopping power and improved driver feel.
The brakes for the
naturally aspirated vehicle are modelled on the 4-piston opposed
caliper performance system from the outgoing Supercharged model. The
updated system employs 14.2-inch (360mm) ventilated front discs with
new twin piston sliding cast-iron calipers for enhanced pedal feel.
The rear features 13.8-inch (350mm) ventilated discs with
lightweight aluminum single piston sliding calipers.
The braking system for
the Supercharged model has been developed in conjunction with
performance brake specialists Brembo™. This system employs 15-inch
(380mm) ventilated front discs with unique lightweight aluminum
six-piston opposed action monoblock calipers. 14.3-inch (365mm)
ventilated discs with single piston sliding calipers are fitted at
Enhanced emergency braking.
Models fitted with the
Adaptive Cruise Control option also benefit from a new Advanced
Emergency Brake Assist system, which is designed to detect the
driver’s responses to a potential emergency situation.
Working in conjunction
with the Forward Alert System’s radar, Advanced Emergency Brake
Assist primes the vehicle’s braking system, and even initiates
braking in extreme circumstances if a collision is judged possible.
Valuable improvements in braking distances have been recorded in the
testing of this system.
Greater control and safety around
A refinement to the
dynamic stability control system helps automatically slow the
vehicle if taking a corner too fast, thus enhancing driver control.
The system operates
according to steering inputs from the driver. In extreme cases,
automatic braking intervenes to help reduce the vehicle speed, with
the braking pressure level applied according to the steering inputs.
This feature is
complemented by the new Roll Stability Control system, which is
designed to intervene in the unlikely case of an extreme situation
in which the possible onset of a rollover is detected. In such
situations, the system is designed to take over and perform very
rapid, wheel specific braking, to help reduce speed and marginally
widen the cornering radius.
In more extreme cases
the system is designed to initiate marginal understeer by sharply
increasing brake force on the outer wheels, again widening the
Updates for award-winning Terrain
ResponseTM and Hill Descent Control.
For the 2010 Range Rover
Sport, Land Rover's award-winning Terrain ResponseTM system gains
new features and refinements, further extending the vehicle's
Most significantly, the Terrain ResponseTM system now includes a new
‘Dynamic’ program, designed for sporting on-road driving.
Dynamic program delivers a
responsive driving experience.
When the driver selects
the new Dynamic program, the Terrain Response™ system tailors the
vehicles chassis and powertrain settings to deliver a more sporting
and responsive driving experience. Tighter body control and quicker
steering responses are achieved by adjustments to the Adaptive
Dynamics system, while the accelerator pedal mapping, dynamic
stability control system and gear-change settings are also given
more sporting characteristics.
The Dynamic program has
also been specially tuned to take advantage of chassis changes to
the supercharged model which is designed to deliver improved driver
confidence at higher speeds. The changes include a 20% stiffer rear
roll control bar, and further revisions to the steering system,
suspension bushings and wheel alignment settings.
Coping with tougher conditions.
For soft sand – one of
the most power-hungry surfaces – 'sand launch control' has now been
introduced, which makes for noticeably easier drive-away. New,
speed-dependent wheel-slip targets for the traction control system
permit only very limited initial wheel-slip, helping to prevent the
wheels digging down into the sand.
New for Range Rover
Sport, revisions to the rock crawl program improve brake and
traction control response times, helping to reduce the vehicle’s
wheels rolling in an unintended direction when traversing boulders,
and giving a more composed drive through rocky terrain.
much-acclaimed Hill Descent Control system is enhanced on the latest
Range Rover Sport with the addition of Gradient Release Control.
This inhibits the initial rate of acceleration when descending very
steep inclines, to increase control when braking is released at
More sporting design for a more
“We have given the Range
Rover Sport a cleaner, more muscular appearance which is the perfect
complement to its new range of high performance engines. Striking
new signature LED headlamps, a two-bar grille and a larger air
intake create a bold new frontal graphic which helps to reinforce
the vehicle’s athletic stance.”
Design director, Gerry McGovern
The new design theme for
the 2010 Range Rover Sport emphasises its position as the most
dynamic model in the Land Rover range, creating a sporting, cleaner
and more sculpted appearance.
At the front, new
signature LED headlamps provide a technical focal point, and feature
Range Rover inspired interlocking circle lamps. With a new two-bar
grille and larger air intake, the vehicle’s frontal graphic is much
more slim, athletic and low-slung.
The new front bumper
blends with redesigned front fenders to form a simple, sculpted
surface, offering improved aerodynamics and a lower, more sporting
The side view of the
vehicle features new two-stripe LED indicators, along with
redesigned two-section fender vents. Color coded door mirrors
complete the visual changes.
At the rear, Range Rover
inspired light clusters create a fresh new look, while the smooth
and sculpted bumper design mirrors the style of the front-end.
New front wheel
deflectors help reduce drag and new 19 and 20-inch tires are
available on Range Rover Sport, optimized for rolling resistance and
improved tire wear.
Premium interior environment.
The interior has been
comprehensively redesigned, and features significantly improved
standards of quality and craftsmanship.
The cabin retains its
popular cockpit feel but incorporates higher quality materials,
sumptuous soft-touch finishes and superb detailing throughout the
interior. Leather is used extensively on major surfaces, in a wider
choice of colors. To create a more sporting feel, rich dark shades
‘sandwich’ narrow sections in lighter tones, and the effect is
completed by a generous selection of stylish wood finishes.
The soft-touch fascia is
all new, with a smooth and clean-looking design that can be wrapped
in stitched, premium grade European leather. It features an
architectural beam that runs across the width of the cabin,
supported by natural wood finish pillars.
To enhance the clean
look of the interior, the fascia now has 50 percent fewer switches;
the switches themselves now feature noble accents. The signature
roller-shutter cup-holder cover is now finished in a high-quality
There are new seats
front and rear, which feature a deeper, more sculpted shape;
electrically adjustable side bolsters are available on the front
seats for the first time.
New ambient lighting
adds to the premium qualities of the cabin, with the introduction of
white LEDs to cast subtle halos around interior door handles and
pockets, as well as on the fascia and center console area.
Cutting edge vehicle technologies.
“The 2010 Range Rover
Sport features a host of new technologies that will really enhance
the driving and ownership experience for our customers. But in each
case the complexity is hidden from view – we’ve made every system
intuitive and simple to use.”
Stuart Frith, Chief Program Engineer.
The latest Range Rover
Sport incorporates a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art
technologies, designed to improve comfort, convenience, safety and
security for all vehicle occupants.
Infotainment systems and
A new hard-drive
navigation system provides faster route calculation and improved
The navigation system adopts an easy-to-use navigation structure
which now also features ‘towards guidance.' This supplements the
junction map and icon-based information with details of the actual
road signage viewed by the driver along the route.
The new Portable Audio
Interface allows connectivity to an array of personal audio storage
devices, USB sticks and MP3 players, enabling the various devices’
functions to be accessed and controlled via the facia-mounted
touch-screen system. One of the connectivity ports is a dedicated
iPodTM point made exclusively by Land Rover, for continued
functionality in extreme driving conditions, by helping to prevent
the device coming loose from the socket.
A new 5-inch Thin Film
Transistor (TFT) driver information screen is also introduced with
the 2010 Range Rover Sport. Sitting within the instrument cluster,
the message center display ensures key information is communicated
in a clean, simple and user-friendly manner.
Improving safety and security.
Outside the vehicle,
convenient and relevant new systems enhance safety and security.
The Range Rover Sport now offers a sophisticated new remote key
which offers both Keyless Entry and Push Button Start.
A new Surround Camera
System supports easier parking and towing. It features five digital
cameras which relay a near 360-degree view to the touch-screen
display. The cameras function immediately as the vehicle is started,
and have options for selecting and zooming in to assist with close
quarter parking and with towing.
The patented reverse
'tow assist' and tow hitch assist functions (selected from the touch
screen menu) help perform accurate towing maneuvers. The wide fields
of vision on the side cameras give a clear view of the reversing
trailer and the images are electronically manipulated to provide an
undistorted view. Guide lines overlaid on the rear camera image
illustrate both the vehicle and trailer’s trajectory and these move
in line with steering inputs, making it easier for the driver to
predict where the trailer will move to, before performing the
such as type of trailer, number of axles and width guides can be fed
into the system to enhance the system outputs.
The Range Rover Sport’s
new LED front headlights incorporate available High Beam Assist
technology. This can automatically switch on high beam headlights
where external light levels are below the system’s threshold.
Importantly, the system is also designed to detect preceding and
approaching traffic, and in a split second will automatically switch
back to low beam to avoid dazzling others.