Everybody says the second-generation Range Rover sport is based on its Range Rover
big brother. That’s a bit of a lie. The new model was actually built on a riddle, which tells us that the one thing you need in order to gain experience is... experience.
The first Range Rover Sport
was kind of an experiment, but with this new one they had the opportunity to sit down and think the project through as a standalone model. They could no longer afford to throw a smoothed Range Rover body over a Discovery / LR4 platform and call it a day.
Now you’re going to look at the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover side by side and point out that they don’t seem all that different after all. Well, Land Rover claims that the Sport has no less than 75 percent unique parts.
Upon hearing such a declaration, we simply had to get our hands on a 2014 Range Rover Sport and see if it has its own character or is just doing an impersonation of its sibling.
Since this is the Range Rover Sport, the company could drop some of the conservative etiquette they were forced to wear when creating the Range Rover. We’ve seen how the Brits party when they get a free hand during our Range Rover Evoque test drive, but this time we’re talking about a head honcho model, so it wasn’t going to be simple. Just how we like it then.Continue reading