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The Clarkson review: Range Sport Autobiography (2013)

In the days, when it was possible to a few shillings from cultivating the farmers could afford two They had a Land Rover, on they could lean gnawing on a pork pie. And a Humber for nights out at the Berni

But then consumers got it into heads that the correct for a pint of milk was about 6p than it costs to make. also reckoned that should be 1p a loaf, and meat be pretty much free. meant farmers couldn’t two cars any more.

Happily, Rover came to the rescue in with something called the Rover. It was quite brilliant. The first dual-purpose vehicle.

For £2,000 you had a car that would about quite happily some pigs in the back, and after work, you could hose down the interior and use it as a limousine for a trip with Mrs to the theatre.

The last Range Sport was also a dual-purpose It worked in Wilmslow just as as it worked in Alderley Edge. It both footballers and their

You could use it to distribute pharmaceuticals the day, and then in the evening it was a gun platform should a drive-by be necessary.

I know lots of who have what I call the Range Rover. In fact, I’m to think of any friend in the country who have one. But I know one chap who has a Sport.

And there’s no way of putting this: he’s Gary. A point made by his registration plate.

The main however, with the Range Sport was that it wasn’t a Rover. Underneath, it was actually on the Discovery, which meant it with a complex double system. That made it

And that meant it wasn’t a either.

Then there was the of its tailgate. In a proper Range it splits, and you can use the bottom half as a when you are at a point-to-point. The Sport have this feature.

It just had a normal hatchback, a Volkswagen Golf.

I was never a I thought it was more of a marketing than a genuine piece of And I harboured similar worries the new model, which has just on sale. The problem is simple. For 43 Land Rover has been that you can make a car that extremely well off road and is comfortable and quiet and refined on the

But if you try to make it into a triple-purpose car by to put some sportiness into the mix as you’re going to come a

Think of it as a stout brogue. You can use a thing on a ruddy-faced country And you can use it while window shopping in St But you cannot use it in a 100-metre race, you want to lose.

And that’s the Range Rover Sport is to be: a brogue that works on the and in central London. and on a squash

A sports car must have quick steering. But if you do that a Range Rover, you will the steering wheel bucks and about on rough ground. A car must have firm too, but that’s precisely you don’t want on a ploughed

Or on the M40, actually.

I therefore the new Range Rover Sport a sense of dread. But I emerged a bit because somehow Land engineers seem to have off the impossible.


It’s not sporty. be very clear about The throttle response is too slow, and the in my test car was too dieselly, and the steering, quicker than I was expecting, is not as as it is on, say, a Ferrari F12.

But it have a sporty feel, is quite good.

In Dynamic the ride comfort is seriously but I have to say, for a big car, you can hustle it very, very How hard? Well, through the Curves at Donington, how does sound?

Sure, you could probably get a Range Rover to achieve a speed, but it would be extremely

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Later I went to have a round the charitable institution I call a farm, and here, be honest, it felt pretty identical to its proper brother. It had the push-button system that you tell the car what sort of terrain lies ahead, so it can work out which differential be locked and what range the gearbox should select.

afterwards, it was back to London, the sporting brogue became as and as quiet as your favourite Some of the fixtures and fittings are not as satisfying as they are on its proper but the architecture is great: the high console put me in mind of a Porsche and there’s no getting away the fact that there are toys to play with. because I had an Autobiography-spec car.

DAB was one of those toys, and I’m sorry but about time people jumping up and down with about the quality of the sound, most of the time there any. When the signal is a bit normal radio goes for a moment or two. But when the signal is a bit weak, you get silence.

For mile after mile mile. It may work in your but in a car you would be better off with a player.

Still, because was no radio, I did notice the fuel which, after many was still resolutely stuck on

And this really is the ace up the new Sport’s You see, underneath, this is not a It shares much of its basic with the new Range Rover, and makes it light. And that in means massively improved consumption.

I swear my car wasn’t any at all.

It’s where the comes from too, and the vivid acceleration. Even the diesel can do 0-60 in around seconds. The supercharged V8 will do in around five seconds.

This, then, is a massive on the old car. It is a Range Rover, it have a sporty feel, it work off road and it is comfortable and equipped. But it doesn’t have a folding tailgate.

That’s why my eye is on its more expensive bigger

It seems unfair now to call it the model. Because the Sport’s too. Gary has already one.

Verdict ★★★★☆

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