Review22 February 2013

The all-new Range Rover is an epic machine. But is it better than the sportscar-on-steriods Porsche Cayenne. Steve Sutcliffe takes to the road to find out.

Next week...Sutcliffe takes the pair off-road

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24 February 2013

from my experience with the previous range rover sport supercharged. you have to put the TR to dynamic programe ( the highway symbol) before the active dampers is turned on then you will see it do wonders (with a tad harsher ride), i would go as far as to say its better than my 328i interms of body control though i only have passive suspension on it.

23 February 2013

This video proves that no matter how much you spend on suspension development, the laws of physics can never be beaten. This vehicle looked downright unstable on more than one occasion going through that right hander, while the Cayenne didn't even notice it.

The RR is, nonetheless, very nice, but as others have said - let's wait and see how many owners get to be on first name terms with their local RR service department.

And yes, what a pointless comparison. In fact, I can't think of another big luxury barge that the FFRR could actually be compared 'with'. It seems to be out there in a sector of its own.

 

 

TBC

24 February 2013

JLR's product development starts to make sense, moving the RR upmarket leaves the German SUVs in a different market segment, which now seems closer to the sports estate. If you buy a RR, that serves your needs for 95% of the time, why buy another SUV for just 5% of the time, when a sports estate, such as the forthcoming XF, will carry the kids and dog, and no doubt provide just as much, if not more, entertainment?  

24 February 2013

Looks like it has a bit too much power and mass in the video, there appears to be more wallowing along then wafting. The size and mass of the car appears to give the journalist trouble also positioning it correctly on the road.

 Nice car though amazingly overpriced, but I guess that is part of it's look at me appeal.

24 February 2013

This test is very good, however, there's a fourteen month wait for the Range Rover....

 

24 February 2013

Useful video, because it shows that the new Range Rover is borderline impractical - ie, too wide - on a typical UK rural A/B-road.

Love the eulogy for the Rangie's handling - "...You can thread it really accurately down the road, and that's because it steers so nicely..." - and then on cue the beast almost spins/topples over (02:32). Thank Gaw'd for stability control, eh?

And please stop mispronouncing 'Porsche' - you make yourself sound like an ignorant 9-year-old. 

25 February 2013

Reply to 6th.replicant

If one was German, then 'por_sha' would be completely acceptable given the 'e' at the end isn't silent as it would be in English.  But do we say 'Bay-Em-Vay' in this country?  I think not.  Perhaps we are a Porsha-fan maybe that is being a teensey little 'ayn-al' about it?

25 February 2013

pauld101 wrote:

Reply to 6th.replicant

If one was German, then 'por_sha' would be completely acceptable given the 'e' at the end isn't silent as it would be in English.  But do we say 'Bay-Em-Vay' in this country?  I think not.  Perhaps we are a Porsha-fan maybe that is being a teensey little 'ayn-al' about it?

No, when "one" is English, "one" pronounces people's names correctly and as per their mother tongue, which includes eponymous car manufacturers.

Or do you also say, for example, 'Ren-olt' (Renault), 'Cit-rowen' (Citroën), 'Pew-gay-ot' (Peugeot), 'Bug-at-tie' (Bugatti), 'Maser-at-eye' (Maserati), Alfa 'Rome-ee-o', or how about 'Chop-in' (Chopin), 'Beeth-oven' (Beethoven), 'Hayden' (Haydn), 'Puck-in-eye' (Puccini), et al??

Porsche is also an eponymous car manufacturer, so it's pronounced 'Por-sher', not 'Pawshh'.   

BMW is soley a company name/brand, and an abbreviation of Bayerische Motoren Werke, so of course an English-speaker would not say 'Bee Emm Vay'.

And no doubt you also have all kinds of fun with 'Wankel' 

28 February 2013

No, you only think that you pronounce the name correctly.  You would have the Frenchman rolling on the floor at your pronounciation.  Along with the German and the Italian.

25 February 2013

£71K for basic V6 Diesel?!, come on guys!, name me better or just as good for a lot less!,by the way, anyone watch Topgear?,Mr May (Captain Slow)did a piece with the £95K V8 against the US Army 6 wheel drive driverless truck, it was quite impressive, the RR that is,but, i can't help thinking that the RR isn't mainly used for purpose,it's more of a status symbol.

Peter Cavellini.

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