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