There’s no better way to promote a new car than to have it tested against the previous model and have the 2010 version thoroughly embarrass its predecessor.

Apparently, that’s exactly what Land Rover had in mind when it pitted the 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged against its 2009 counterpart in a test to determine which car can reach 100 mph first and then brake all the way down to a stop.

From the get-go the 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged immediately flexed its power over the 200 version by pulling away convincingly reaching its 100 mph speed and coming to halt even before the 2009 clocked 100 on its speedometer.

The difference is striking, to say the least. The 2010 version has 127 horsepower and around 51 lb-ft of torque more than the 2009 version, which accounts for all the difference.

Now, we’re all for promoting new cars, but for a brand to do it by completely trashing a previous model just may be a little too much for us.

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What do you think?
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6 comments:

BMWM6  (488) posted on 10.8.2009

thats faster than the 370z in 0-60 and in the 1/4 mile

370z 0-60 5.1 sec
1/4 in 13.7 while the x5m does it in 12 and something this is all from R&T and Edmunds

BMWM6  (488) posted on 10.8.2009

just putting in some facts not trying to be a fanboy but the acceleration on the the x5m is crazy fast

0-60 in 4.3 seconds as tested by edmunds

Uncia  (868) posted on 10.7.2009

Agreed. I’d never buy one. Anybody who’s ever read Consumer Reports will realize that Range Rovers are among the least reliable cars available.

Naterade22  (238) posted on 10.7.2009

Exaclty, when did people start caring about acceleration driving a Range Rover. Theyre pieces of junk anyway

Uncia  (868) posted on 10.7.2009

But why even do acceleration comparisons like this for these cars? It’s not like anyone is ever going to enter their huge luxo-off-roader into a drag race. Pit this new version against the old one in a hill-climbing test and you’ll have my attention.

Uncia  (868) posted on 10.7.2009

Put it against a Land Cruiser and the Toyota’s 381 bhp V8 should prove its worth. I don’t know the numbers for this thing, but the previous model took 8.1 seconds to hit 60, while the Land Cruiser takes 6.3.

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