Range Rover, Range Rover, Send the 5.0 Supercharged Right Over

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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Land Rover is still alive, still owned by India’s Tata Motors, still begging for money from the UK government and still building toweringly expensive SUVs that suck gas like The Detroit Lions, uh, suck. (Despite an endless, unpolluted stream of corporate green initiatives.) Gaydon’s latest top-‘o-the-line, go-anywhere land yacht: the Range Rover 5.0-liter Supercharged. Tata revealed the plutocrat’s rolling throne at the London Motorexpo this morning. US prices have yet to be announced, but Brits will pay £79,995 for the privilege of staying off the country’s green lanes (at the pain of death) and not daring to drive five miles per hour over the speed limit for fear of speed cameras on poles, gantry-mounted elapsed time speed cameras, camera vans and police holding speed cameras [not shown].

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  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Jun 08, 2009

    If the small Tata is the "Nano" and that term means one billionth, shouldn't this one be called the Giga?

  • Faygo Faygo on Jun 08, 2009

    @Sajeev Mehta : absolutely not the same motor as any possible canine-themed motors which may or may not exist. or course PAG developed the motor "with Ford's help". they were part of Ford when the engine was developed, so it would have been developed as part of the Ford global powertrain cycle plan. I think most of the development was done in europe, which makes sense given the production location & applications for the motor.

  • Nicodemus Nicodemus on Jun 09, 2009

    "Gaydon’s latest top-’o-the-line, go-anywhere land yacht" Solihull if you please! Maurice Wilks would be spinning in his grave...

  • Kurkosdr Kurkosdr on Jun 13, 2009

    First they make nano, now this. Tata is making humanity a favor. They are producing affordable small economy cars for the lower class while making gigantic SUVs with ineffective brakes that also flip over (and kill the driver) in tight turns for the rich bastards. Go Tata!