The Supercharged Range Rover Sport costs nearly $15,000 more than the base HSE, due to the addition of a more powerful engine and a few additional amenities. Standard features include leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a 14-speaker harmon/kardon sound system, adaptive headlights, a DVD entertainment system, a satellite navigation system, center-console cooler, 20-inch wheels, and the Dynamic Response suspension system.
The Supercharged replaces the Sport HSE's 4.4-liter V8 with a 4.2-liter supercharged variation. Horsepower bumps from 300 to 390, and torque jumps to 410 pound-feet. The V8 is teamed with an adaptable six-speed automatic transmission, which self-adjusts for varying road conditions and driver behaviors.
Even with all that additional power, though, it's a mere 1 second quicker from 0 to 60 and only 10 mph faster overall than the HSE. Some could argue you'd expect more, considering the difference in price between the two could be as much as $25,000. And in case you think the Supercharged isn't aggressive-looking enough (or perhaps too cheap?), you can choose the Range Rover Sport HST for an additional $20,000.
For a meager $130,000 you get all the usual refinements of the Sport HSE, but with a little spice added by the maniacs at Stormer. The HST includes flush-fitting front and rear bumpers and a larger open-mouth grille. The front lower air intake is deeper, and new front fog lamps are mounted in the spoiler.
The HST's lower doors and lower rear boot are body-coloured, and it has a new tail spoiler and unique rectangular tailpipes. It gets 20-inch Stormer alloy wheels, chromed aluminum side vents, and body-colored door-mirror casings.