Vehicles from Range Rover have always been popular with people that can afford to spend the money on high-end toys. Over the years, they’ve developed quite a reputation for excellence where it’s often impossible to take a tamer vehicle, like the wilds of Africa. Go and watch any movie that’s got any sort of rough and tumble driving in the outback, and you’re going to see a Range Rover performing admirably, probably with very little modification, at that. Although they may be quite expensive (the 2013 Range Rover has a sticker price of over $80,000), for those that are going to “drive it like they stole it”, or that are going to rely on it basically for their very lives, they’re well worth the cost.
Luxury and Utility
One reason the Range Rover has been so popular over the years with those that wander the wild areas of the planet is that it’s almost an unwritten rule that they can’t get stuck. They have an excellent four-wheel drive system with even better ground clearance. New for 2013 is Land Rover’s next generation Terrain Response System with an automatic switching mode, which, according to reviewers, makes this Range Rover even more capable than previous editions.
Also, even though they seem to ride very high, they have a low center of gravity, making them very stable. This Range rover also delivers an unparalleled panoramic view 360 around the vehicle.
As a member of Land rover’s Range rover family, the luxury appointments, such as navigation, leather, and other accoutrements are too numerous to list.
Power Plant Specs
The version of the 2013 Range Rover slated for sale in the United States will be equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 that is either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. Each cylinder will be decked with four valves, helping the engine to create a staggering 375 horsepower and pounds-feet of torque in the naturally aspirated trim. That’s well over one horsepower per cubic inch, delivering a snappy 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 130 MPH. Adding the turbocharger brings the output up to 510 horsepower and 461 pounds-feet of torque, trimming that 0-60 down to 5.1 seconds.