The 2012 Range Rover Supercharged makes the strongest possible impression through classic design, no-compromise construction and unparalleled comfort combined with a screaming supercharged V8 powerplant.
Some SUVs quietly deliver unmatched luxury and performance while others mask their inadequacies with all manner of superficial design flash and distraction. The 2012 Range Rover models most definitely fall into the former category. One test-drive of the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged (MSRP $95,670) will clearly demonstrate the difference.
With a spellbinding 510-hp supercharged V8 under its hood, the Range Rover Supercharged does not need ostentatious decoration. Instead, a discreet “Supercharged” badge on the tailgate, bright-finished diamond-mesh front fender vents and chromed exhaust tips convey an attitude of understated elegance. You’ll feel the dramatic power behind the Supercharged model’s 5.9-second zero-to-60 mph acceleration, compared to 7.2 seconds for the standard Range Rover, which carries a powerful 375-hp V8.
The six-speed automatic transmission with intelligent Sport Mode responds to your individual driving style, adjusting shifting accordingly. Even with its prodigious power, the Range Rover Supercharged engine is, quite literally, “low maintenance” with service intervals of 15,000 miles.
Inside the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged, driver and passengers will luxuriate in the height of British craftsmanship artfully blended with cutting-edge technology and infotainment. Should the desire to leave the pavement arise, the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged, like all Land Rover models, stands ready with an advanced full-time four-wheel drive system with Terrain Response™. Other SUVs have attempted to mimic this off-road driving enhancement technology, but there’s value in being the original.
While the four-wheel drive system is capable enough to respond to prevailing conditions, Terrain Response lets you optimize its performance based on the conditions you see. The driver, in effect, becomes the “intelligence on the ground.” Based on surface conditions you encounter, you use the Terrain Response dial to select from among five settings: General Driving, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Sand, Mud and Ruts and Rock Crawl. It makes a difference. For example, if you’re trying to launch from sand, the system will enable a smooth launch without letting the vehicle dig in.
On paved roads, the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged brings to bear a number of advanced chassis technologies to make the journey smoother and more engaging. Standard on this high-line model, the Adaptive Dynamics system puts a powerful, fast-acting brain to the shock absorbers’ operation. “Fast-acting” might be an understatement. With DampTronic Valve Technology™, the Adaptive Dynamics system monitors damper (shock absorber) operation 500 times per second, automatically and continually adjusting response firmness for the prevailing driving style and surface.
Be assured that the brakes in the Range Rover Supercharged are fully up to stopping this powerful vehicle effectively. You’d normally find six-piston front calipers on the world’s fastest sports cars, and they’re used here as well. That braking power is also reassuring when towing, and the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged can tow up to 7,700 pounds.
In the Range Rover Supercharged, a classic blend of supple leather, polished wood or black lacquer and plush carpeting surrounds you with luxury while high-tech features keep you entertained and connected. Choose from 10 exterior colors, seven interior color schemes, three interior trim finishes and two headlining colors. In addition to all the amenities found in the Range Rover HSE LUX, the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged includes rain-sensor windshield wipers and automatic headlights. You don’t have to be an audiophile to appreciate the clean, powerful sound from the available 1,200-watt harman/kardon® audio system, which powers 19 premium speakers via 15 independent channels.
A decidedly high-tech 12-inch display screen replaces conventional gauges in the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged. The “virtual” dials look classically convincing while the displays keep you updated on the vehicle’s vital systems. A boon to the driver when traveling off-road, these displays convey information on suspension travel, driveline status, transfer case and Terrain Response.
You know pure luxury when you drive it. Come in and see how the 2012 Range Rover Supercharged defines that phrase perfectly.