Things You Might Not Know About the Range Rover Sport

Designed to command attention, this sporty family friendly and off-road capable vehicle ticks a lot of boxes and is popular amongst Australian drivers. At Roadbend Motors, we are independent specialists in Land Rovers and we offer a hand-picked selection of pre-owned Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Vogue models to Perth customers looking for an immaculate vehicle at exceptional value. It’s no secret that the Land Rover Sport is one of our favourites, so here we will share some interesting things you may not have heard about this exciting vehicle.

The Engine

All-wheel drive is standard across all Range Rover Sports models as is automatic transmission. Options include two turbo charged inline six cylinders that produce 225 and 250KW, and two supercharged V8s that put out 518 and 575 horsepower astonishingly doing zero to 100kmh in just 4.3 seconds.

Handling and Off Road Performance

Easy to drive, smooth even over rough terrain, the Range Rover Sport has outstanding off-road ability. With height adjustable air suspension and almost 25cm of ground clearance ensuring a smooth ride over rocks and through deep ruts, all models come with Terrain Response, which includes traction control modes for rock, sand, snow and mud. This technology uses eight electronic control units and accommodates 500 system set-up combinations to help you deal with any terrain you encounter. 

Did you know? Although it has incredible off-road performance, when engineers developed the Range Rover Sport, emphasis was placed firmly on-road. Testing was carried out on the notorious Nürburgring, a 150,000-person capacity motorsports complex located in the town of Nürburg Germany featuring multiple Grand Prix tracks and loop tracks. Testing consisted of over 5,000 miles of vigorous driving, hitting speeds of 130mph, and lapping the course in amazing speed. With countless corners and endless combinations of radius, camber and gradient it was here the Range Rover Sport was tweaked to became such an accomplished performance vehicle. 


The Range Rover Sport is equipped with a huge range of features designed to help protect you on every journey. Standard safety features include:

- Lane keep assist

- Forward collision warning

- Automatic emergency braking

- Front and rear parking sensors

- Rear-vision camera

Optional extras include:

- Blind spot monitoring

- 360-degree parking camera system

- High speed emergency braking

- Adaptive cruise control

- Vehicle exit warning

- Parallel and perpendicular park assist

Inside the Range Rover Sport

Although designed for off-road brilliance, most Range Rover Sport owners won’t experience their true off-road performance as most stick to driving on urban city streets. Their internal luxury and comfort makes them an attractive vehicle for those who like to make a statement. Their simple, yet elegant interior is jam-packed with the latest innovations and includes dual-zone automatic climate control, in-built satellite navigation, an eight-speaker Meridian audio system, HD Radio, Bluetooth and USB ports, with the latest models including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a Wi-Fi hot spot. 

Did you know? Jeremy Clarkson loves the Range Rover Sport so much that he once proclaimed it the best car in the world. From a passionate and professional car-enthusiast with over 30 years’ experience test-driving thousands of various makes and models, that is an incredible compliment and a true reflection of the all-round nature of this luxurious, high performance vehicle.

For a Pre-Owned Range Rover Sport in Perth, Trust Roadbend Motors

If you are looking for a Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Vogue or Range Rover Sport in Perth but want to be confident in the vehicle you are purchasing, Roadbend Motors has taken away the stress and offers a wide range of beautifully prepared cars, presented at excellent market value. We can also help with all your Range Rover servicing and maintenance needs. View our range today or contact us for more information by calling (08) 9362 1366.