The Range Rover came to life in 1970, eager to show the world that is ladder chassis and coil springs made a good marriage that could result in brilliant off-roading children.
Now. over 40 years after its introduction,the car is only in its third generation, albeit with the next one set to arrive sometime next year.
But wait, the Range Rover Sport is not quite a Range Rover. It's actually more of a Discovery, even though the concept that prefigured it reminded of the original Range Rover's two-door layout.
Pretty confusing, isn't it? Let's make things clear then: back in 2004, Land Rover released a new Discovery (the third generation), as well as offering us the Range Stormer concept. The latter's production version arrived on year later, using the a shortened version of the Disco's chassis.
We tested the Range Rover Sport TDV6 belonging to the 2011 model year facelift, which has brought quite a few changes to the car, especially at the visual level.
A new generation of Range Rover vehicles is set to arrive sometime next year, so does the RRS still have what it takes to deserve the social status that made its pretty face famous? Can a Range Rover be sporty? We'll answer these questions and many others (such as How can a Range Rover Sport be heavier than a "normal" Range Rover?
) in the following chapters.Continue reading