Sport’s the lot

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

IN THE course of a few crowded hours we chart the ex­tremes of the pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle spec­trum. Leav­ing the smooth tar­mac of South Wales we sweep gravel sur­faces that could be­long to a rally stage. There fol­lows a dis­sec­tion of C road bi­tu­men that could hardly be in­cised more sharply in a road­ster. On Land Rover’s of­froad tor­ture ground, we de­scend a slope so pre­cip­i­tous it can’t be walked. Then we saunter to day’s end along the mo­tor­way at 150km/h, the su­per­charged V8 barely tick­ing over. The next day we drive up into, through and out of a 747. But that’s an­other story.

This is ac­com­plished in one ve­hi­cle (with one type of tyres).

The top-line vari­ant of Range Rover’s new Sport is a poly­math, one whose breadth

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