Range Rover

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - David Simis­ter

This is that TAG Heuer watch you wear at par­ties – not only does it sub­tly give the right im­pres­sion, but you know that it will still be im­pec­ca­bly re­li­able sub­merged in a stream or halfway up a moun­tain.

That’s the trick the in­domitable Rangie makes its schtick – you’ll prob­a­bly never drive it across the Dar­ién Gap, but it’s re­as­sur­ing to know that you can. All this in some­thing that feels like a hoiked-up Rover P6 rather than a mud-plug­ger.

For true Range Rover in­vin­ci­bil­ity you’ll have to forgo the diesel ver­sions, too; the growl of Rover’s V8 makes you think that it could conquer just about any­thing. SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS EN­GINE 3528cc/V8/ OHV POWER 135bhp@4750rpm TORQUE 185lb ft@2500rpm TOP SPEED 100mph 0-60MPH 15.1sec FUEL CON­SUMP­TION 15-22mpg TRANS­MIS­SION 4WD, four­speed man­ual

WHAT TO PAY // CON­COURS £40K // EX­CEL­LENT £32K // US­ABLE £23K // PROJECT £15K

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