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Going vogue: The Range Rover Vogue V8 Supercharged is superbly charged, but do you really need a 510bhp SUV that...

Yes, plus there's 625Nm of peak torque available from 2,500rpm. This gives the Range Rover the kind of pulling power one would normally associate with, well, a small locomotive. And with a 2,710kg kerb weight (without passengers or cargo), it might as well be considered one. Still, 510bhp is a lot by any standards. The Range Rover hurtles from a standstill to 100kmh in an alarming 6.2 seconds because of all that power. What's it like? Very civilised, actually. The Range Rover gives the impression of being quite above the hubbub of commuting. Refinement is top-notch and the cabin effectively isolates passengers from outside chaos. Its air-filled (versus oil) dampers quell even the largest of potholes, while it handles well over small imperfections - rather uncharacteristic of most SUVs. Can it go off-road? Range Rover is a sub-brand of Land Rover, so the ability to rough it...

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