New 2013 Range Rover Sport review, test drive

    The new 2013 Range Rover Sport is claimed to be the fastest, most agile and most responsive Land Rover ever. We investigate.

    Published on Jul 04, 2013 08:49:00 PM

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    Purists probably refuse to believe it, but there is a case to be made for sports SUVs. It’s not easy to take a big, boxy SUV with a high centre of gravity and lots of drag and make it fun to drive, but that’s what the Range Rover Sport is all about, and the 2013 version claims to have taken the game leaps forward. The boffins say it’s the fastest, most agile and most responsive Land Rover ever, and I went to the UK to find out if it was all they claimed it to be.

    When you first lay eyes on the Sport, the Range Rover DNA is all there, but there’s a lot more of the Evoque in the styling now. The floating roof and wedge shape, although less harsh, give the car style. The square look has become more curved and flowing now, and the Sport uses the all-aluminium chassis of the full-size Range Rover, which has given it a 39 percent weight advantage over its predecessor, promising better performance, dynamics and efficiency. Continued...

     

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