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Renaco



Member Since: 28 Jul 2011
Location: Bavaria
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RRS P525 V8 SC - First Impressions...

From DangerMouse inspired, here my first impressions (incl. my experience of the last years of RRS driving) Wink :

First of all, a ideal actual Range Rover in my eye is an RRS V8 Petrol. I own since many years a RR Classic 3.5 V8 and this car teaches me every ride about a real RR feel.

The actual RR size is too high and too long for me, compared to the real RR Classic, so the closest actual model als follower of the old story, is for me the RRS L494.

I use my RRS for my long distance business tours, private and also offroad in my forests.

It was a no brainer for me, to go for the SDV6 in MY12 a few years a go, as its powerful with great economy and a fine sound for a "diesel".
After 2,5 Years I killed the engine, then I ordered directly the L494 SDV6 Hybrid and got a great powertrain in this combination.
But again, the engine died at 105.000 km after 2 Years.

Next I ordered the P400e, happy to get a full electric ride for 30-40 km and a quiet petrol engine. But it wasn't the case, the electric distance is not really far and the petrol engine is the opposite of refined, and the sound is a shame. Also the suspension is not the same you get with the regular RRS, so it drives fine, but not as direct as the rest of the line-up.

Now I ordered the P525, as I always wanted to get a new V8 with that fine, powerful sound and ride.
I got what I wanted, a car where you can cruise with a refined elegant and powerful sound and if you push it, its exploding and like an SVR really aggressive and sporty.
As for me, the great SVR is optic wise not an option and not in line with my lifestyle (like the decent style), the P525 is that car what makes me happy.
Btw., my Wife loves the sound and tries to get on the steering every time... Wink

Please don't ask about MPG, just let me say its really OK for that impressive drivetrain/car... Thumbs Up

Hope this gives a bit an insight... Wink

 2012 RRS HSE SDV6, BOURNVILLE 12/12-10/14
2015 RRS DYNAMIC HYBRID, CAUSEWAY GREY 1/15-7/18
2018 RRS DYNAMIC P400e, BRITISH RACING GREEN 8/18-8/19
2019 RRS DYNAMIC P525, SILICON SILVER 8/19-

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DangerMouseUK



Member Since: 16 Jul 2016
Location: London
Posts: 220

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

Like it man and thanks for the update!

How loud is it when you're crusing at 70-80mph?

I was in a full size 5ltr the other day Autobiography and it was very quiet except when accelerating.

Post #585374 Thu Aug 15 2019 3:21pm
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Renaco



Member Since: 28 Jul 2011
Location: Bavaria
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My impression is, it’s a smooth V8, still present but very quiet, at 70-80 mph.
The revs are on the lower side as the torque is for a petrol massive.

But it’s all subjective, for me it feels a bit less noise than from my other RRS and FFRR experiences.
I try to measure it inside after the break in period, in round 2 Weeks. 2012 RRS HSE SDV6, BOURNVILLE 12/12-10/14
2015 RRS DYNAMIC HYBRID, CAUSEWAY GREY 1/15-7/18
2018 RRS DYNAMIC P400e, BRITISH RACING GREEN 8/18-8/19
2019 RRS DYNAMIC P525, SILICON SILVER 8/19-

Post #585382 Thu Aug 15 2019 5:39pm
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thomas brown



Member Since: 29 Mar 2016
Location: Norwich
Posts: 517

England 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Firenze Red

Beautiful sport there Renaco Thumbs Up

Love that colour its very rare.

Last of the old school supercharged V8's, soon they will become obsolete. Stunning motor I must say.

Cheers.

Tom. Indus Silver / Santorini Black Roof MY16 Autobiography Dynamic Hybrid 354bhp. 22" Style 504 Alloys. Lunar Grey / Ebony Seats and Interior. Surround Cameras, Meridian Signature Reference sound system 1700watts, Adaptive cruise & Queue Assist, Blind spot closing vehicle , Adaptive Xenon Headlights, 4zone Climate, infra-red reflective glass, deployable side steps, and a few more extras .......

Post #585389 Thu Aug 15 2019 8:06pm
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Hog



Member Since: 03 Dec 2015
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 214

Netherlands 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Baltic Blue

Good taste. beautiful car. Nothing beats a V8. I will never buy a diesel again. LR 3 HSE V8 gone
DiscoveryII V8 Gone
Discovery 1 V8 Gone
Mustang Shelby
Alfa Guilia (classic)

Post #585527 Sun Aug 18 2019 1:31pm
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naks



Member Since: 15 Jul 2016
Location: Stellenbosch
Posts: 516

South Africa 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Siberian Silver

Congrats, awesome colour Thumbs Up


now get to your nearest exhaust shop and have them remove the resonator and centre silencer box Whistle --
2010 Defender Puma 90 + BAS remap + Alive IC + Slickshift + Ashcroft ATB rear
2015 Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 HSE Dynamic



Defender Puma Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zZ1en9
Discovery 4 Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zXrtKO
Range Rover/Sport L320/L322/L494 Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zc58JQ

Post #585544 Sun Aug 18 2019 3:49pm
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DangerMouseUK



Member Since: 16 Jul 2016
Location: London
Posts: 220

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

Like it!

Need to have a try in a SCV8 RRS as only been in an RR, RRS SVR and Jag cars with that engine.

Still need to find the sweet spot, maybe this is it!

Post #585551 Sun Aug 18 2019 7:29pm
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Dave777



Member Since: 15 Feb 2015
Location: Sussex
Posts: 449

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I am trying to decide between the new P400 and the V8 in petrol or diesel. I love the V8 noise and grunt and don't do many miles so very tempted! MY16 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography in Aleutian silver, stealth pack and toys.

Post #585562 Sun Aug 18 2019 8:48pm
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naks



Member Since: 15 Jul 2016
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Posts: 516

South Africa 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Siberian Silver

do it, the SCV8 is a hoot!

you only live once Thumbs Up --
2010 Defender Puma 90 + BAS remap + Alive IC + Slickshift + Ashcroft ATB rear
2015 Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 HSE Dynamic



Defender Puma Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zZ1en9
Discovery 4 Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zXrtKO
Range Rover/Sport L320/L322/L494 Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zc58JQ

Post #585568 Mon Aug 19 2019 7:31am
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Dave777



Member Since: 15 Feb 2015
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You do! It is just for how long though if i buy an SCV8! Rolling with laughter MY16 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography in Aleutian silver, stealth pack and toys.

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BKHK



Member Since: 05 May 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 1904

Australia 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Fuji White

I also loved the V8 SC engine. It was the rest of the car that was the problem. Its very quiet and refined at 70-80 mph. 18 F80 M3 ZCP
13 A4 Allroad - daily runaround car
2017 V8 SC - Gone after 11 months of ownership from new. Great engine surrounded by cheaply made parts.
2010 RRS V8 Petrol
2015 M3
2014 X6
2013 X5
2009 RRS 2.7
2008 RRS 2.7

Post #585606 Tue Aug 20 2019 1:22am
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