Range Rover 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography, 2010!
*Free SFO airport pickup (Turo Lot) with 2 or more rental days.*
* You can only pick up the car from Turo Lot in SFO, there is no other delivery option. I won't do any airport or other delivery myself. You can only get the car at SFO Turo Valet location.
The latest revision, which just arrived for 2010, sticks to this formula. However, aside from being the most capable ever — thanks to the latest version of the Terrain Response System — this Supercharged variant is also the most powerful Range Rover to date. Its Jaguar-sourced 5.0-liter V-8 is good for 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque, enough to launch this three-ton behemoth to 60 mph in under 6 seconds. Gigantic brake rotors — fronts are 15.0 inches in diameter, rears 14.4 inches — stop the beast with what feels like sports-car quickness and far better pedal feel and response than is typically expected from an SUV. The laws of physics try to object, but the Rangie will have none of it. How fitting for a vehicle popular with all kinds of characters who aren’t likely to listen to objections of any sort (dictators, mafiosos, professional athletes, spoiled starlets, etc).
AUTOBIOGRAPHY PACKAGE INCLUDED - TOP OF THE LINE MODEL
Standard features include leather upholstery, dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel, power windows, mirrors, locks, and tailgate, cruise control, AM/FM/CD with AUX plug and iPod interface.
The Autobiography package ($14,500) for Supercharged models adds semi-aniline leather covers to seats, dashboard, doors, console and headliner, 14 more pieces of real wood trim, four-zone climate control, the rear-seat entertainment system, climate glass, special 20-inch wheels, HD digital radio, adaptive cruise control, and a distinctive badge on the hatch.
Safety features that come standard include frontal, side-impact and curtain air bags, ABS, traction control, yaw control, and all-wheel drive. The rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring system are included.
I've included these DVDs for backseat entertainment. You can bring your own if you want to.
- DVD1: Peppa Pig: Around the World
- DVD2: Ice Age The Meltdown
- DVD3: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- DVD4: 2 movies: The Secret of My Success & Greedy (Comedy)
- DVD5: 2 movies: For Love or Money & The Hard Way (Comedy)
- DVD6: BLANK - use this location if you bring your own DVD and do not forget to pick it up
We have an AUX cable in the car and when you plug your phone, you can listen audio from your phone, including Google Maps or music. Feel free to use the cable. Bluetooth is only for calls, so AUX is the best way for audio.
The Range Rover has been redesigned and re-engineered for 2010. The Range Rover represents the top of the line for Land Rover. The Range Rover can go wherever you need to go thanks to its complex but capable all-wheel-drive system, short front and rear body overhangs, and tons of ground clearance. Today's model is based on 60 years of continuous development.
The new 2010 Range Rover interior is as beautiful as it is complex. There are new, more premium materials everywhere you look and touch. The seats are huge, thick, and very supportive in all the right places, and there is plenty of adjustment latitude in the seats and steering wheel. The steering wheel alone carries 10 buttons for cruise control, telephone and audio, two of which are up-down-left-right selectors for display and information functions. Not as many buttons as on a Formula One steering wheel, but close. All of the rotary switches are hefty, and scalloped so they can be used with gloved hands.
If there is one thing that stands out as brand new on the 2010 Range Rover, it is its absolutely scintillating performance. With more than 500 horsepower on tap, and a quick-shifting automatic transmission, the new Range Rover, even at 5900 pounds, is something of an off-road rocket ship in terms of acceleration, and more than 460 foot-pounds of torque are always available for passing situations. Its newly upgraded Brembo brakes are equally powerful, whether easing down a long off-road slope or bringing the truck down in a straight, safe stop from extralegal highway speeds. They are accompanied by a sophisticated anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Careful examination of the 2010 Range Rover will reveal that, while it looks exactly like a Range Rover should, the entire front end, hood, grille, fenders, lamps, air intakes, side vents, mirrors, front and rear LED lamps and bumpers, have been made much sleeker and more modern.
All 2010 Range Rover models are powered by the same 5.0-liter V8 engine, the same engine that powers the new range of Jaguar sedans, with the latest technology including double overhead cams, 32 valves, variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection.
The Range Rover Supercharged is powered by an Eaton-supercharged version of the same engine that offers 510 horsepower and 461 foot-pounds of torque, 28 percent more power and 12 percent more torque than the previous 4.2-liter supercharged engine, with 12 percent better fuel economy and cleaner emissions.
Our test Range Rover was the Supercharged version, and just going down the highway, it was delightful. The huge tires are very quiet, and they combine with the electronically controlled air suspension and premium Bilstein Damptronic adaptive damping shock absorbers to deliver an extremely plush luxury-car ride, sampling the roadway 500 times per second and changing shock rates accordingly, each corner acting independently of the other three.
Quick Start guide is in the glove compartment if you have any questions on features or you can always ask me.