The Range Rover
5.0 Supercharged Autobiography could empty your wallet quicker than
a teenage girl on a shopping spree. As such, prepare to write a gut-wrenching cheque
for £86,345. Imagine how many pairs of shoes that could buy. For that monstrous sum
this 4x4 offers bankrupt motorists tremendous prestige, limousine-like comfort, supreme
on-road handling, and - with the rear seats folded - a vast 2,099-litre boot. Must come in
handy for all-day shopping trips. Furthermore, this leviathan produces 510bhp and rockets
to 62mph in only 6.2 seconds.
No excuse to be late for the sales then – but remember that
on-route this super-speedy beast averages a painful 19mpg. This falls to 12.5mpg in town.
The Range Rover 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography has masterful off-road handling.
That is partly thanks to its terrain response system. This enables off-road lovers to simply
twiddle a dial to change the vehicle's set-up to suit the conditions. Options include settings
for: grass, gravel, and snow – plus a heavy-duty mode for mud and ruts. This 4x4 also
has a sand launch control system to prevent it digging-in and getting stuck. So, this top-of-
the-line Range Rover can plough through horrendous terrain on its way to the shops. No
surprise this machine sets the standard – and no surprise that teenage shopaholics love it.
By Stephen Turvil
Mon, 17 Oct 2011