It’s here: the fastest-ever Range Rover

162mph, 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR is really, really rapid. 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, anyone?
As Land Rover has mentioned a few times recently, it has spent the last several months working on a range-topping, really-bloody fast version of the Range Rover Sport. This is it. It’s called the Range Rover SVR, and it’s the fastest production Land Rover… in the world.
How fast? 542bhp, 502lb ft and 162mph fast, that’s how. And such is the fashion these days, LR has thrown this two-tonne megabomb around the Nürburgring, thus giving James May a mild aneurism.
This SVR pumped around the Green Hell in eight minutes and 14 seconds, making it faster than - if you believe in such fairytale times at the ‘Ring - the Lexus IS-F, original Honda NSX and as quick as a Merc C63 AMG. [x]

It’s here: the fastest-ever Range Rover

162mph, 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR is really, really rapid. 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, anyone?

As Land Rover has mentioned a few times recently, it has spent the last several months working on a range-topping, really-bloody fast version of the Range Rover Sport. This is it. It’s called the Range Rover SVR, and it’s the fastest production Land Rover… in the world.

How fast? 542bhp, 502lb ft and 162mph fast, that’s how. And such is the fashion these days, LR has thrown this two-tonne megabomb around the Nürburgring, thus giving James May a mild aneurism.

This SVR pumped around the Green Hell in eight minutes and 14 seconds, making it faster than - if you believe in such fairytale times at the ‘Ring - the Lexus IS-F, original Honda NSX and as quick as a Merc C63 AMG. [x]

I know full well that most people hate it. Cyclists. Socialists. Ramblers. And even petrolheads. They tell jokes that involve hedgehogs and wonder out loud why anyone would want to drive about in a car that seems to revel in its size and its consumption. And it’s true. When you are in a Range Rover, you can arrange your face with a great deal of care and attention to detail, but, no matter what expression you choose, you will appear to be sneering at people alongside you at the lights. You can’t help it. They’re the little people. And you’re up there, with the gods.
Jeremy on: the Range Rover
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The new Range Rover is like the old Range Rover but better.

“Don’t change it. Just make it better”. This, after many hours in conversation, was apparently the brief from the core customer base for the new Range Rover. Not an easy thing to deliver, but this fourth generation of a British icon would seem to have done it.

We were invited up to Jaguar Land Rover’s base in Gaydon to see the car close up. We knew the broad facts. Like the all-aluminium monocoque body that helps the new car come in a whopping 420kg less than the predecessor (a shell, in fact, that is 23kg lighter than the one found in a 3 Series). The new design and interior that continues the brand’s velocity into the luxury market. And some astonishing sales figures to live up to (last year 279,606 people bought a Range Rover, more than ever before). But there were plenty of details to come: the new Range Rover is lighter, more refined, more capable off-road, and more frugal with fuel…

Well don’t just sit there. Click through to read the story.

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Range Rover’s new Evoque concept… is a convertible

When Nissan introduced their Murano Crosscabriolet (convertible) last year, reaction was, dare we say, mixed. But perhaps Nissan was onto something — and perhaps that thing was predicting Range Rover’s next move:

The drop-top Rangie follows last September’s equally stunning Land Rover Defender DC100 Sport concept (an open-topped off-roader), stretching the appeal of Top Gear’s Car Of The Year 2011 to new, fresh air highs.

It’s a concept for now, but as with the Defender models at Frankfurt, Land Rover has built it to see what the public think when it hits the Geneva motor show next month. We’re informed that should reaction prove positive - as it has done for the standard Evoque - you could see this thing within a couple of years.

So… if you could, would you?

What were your favorite cars of 2011?

TopGear.com have named some of their favorite cars from 2011 including cars like the Lamborghini Aventador and the Porsche 911 Carrera S (see the photoset above for some, click the link for the rest.)

There are some quality picks in there but we wonder what your favorite cars were. What say you?

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Related: Victoria Beckham named Top Gear’s Woman Of The Year.

VICTORIA BECKHAM has been named Top Gear’s Woman Of The Year for her work styling cars as ”creative design executive" of Range Rover.
"Skeptical we may have been, but the artist formerly known as Posh Spice has turned out a rather nifty vehicle," Top Gear officials said, as reported by the Daily Star. "Kudos, Mrs B. Car design? A piece of cake for the multi-talented Mrs Beckham."
Beckham oversaw the design of a new motor for a special edition of Range Rover’s Evoque model, which was also named Car Of The Year.

Related: Victoria Beckham named Top Gear’s Woman Of The Year.

VICTORIA BECKHAM has been named Top Gear’s Woman Of The Year for her work styling cars as ”creative design executive" of Range Rover.

"Skeptical we may have been, but the artist formerly known as Posh Spice has turned out a rather nifty vehicle," Top Gear officials said, as reported by the Daily Star. "Kudos, Mrs B. Car design? A piece of cake for the multi-talented Mrs Beckham."

Beckham oversaw the design of a new motor for a special edition of Range Rover’s Evoque model, which was also named Car Of The Year.

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Range Rover Evoque is the Top Gear’s 2011 Car of the Year
Did we mention that the Range Rover Evoque is Top Gear’s 2011 Car of The Year? Not sure? Well we’re mentioning it now:

BBC TopGear Magazine have named the new Range Rover Evoque as their 2011  Car of the Year. The Evoque came top in the SUV category of the annual  awards and was also picked by TopGear TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson as  his favourite new car this year. The Evoque beat stiff competition from the BMW 1 Series M, Mclaren MP4  12c, Ferrari FF, VW Up! and Kia Picanto to scoop the coveted Car of the  Year title. The awards are officially announced in the December issue  of BBC TopGear Magazine. The judging panel, headed up by BBC TopGear Magazine Editor-in-Chief,  Charlie Turner, comprised members of the magazine’s editorial and road  testing team, together with the three TopGear TV presenters, Jeremy  Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Hard to argue with their choice, however the Audi A7 still looks pretty sweet to us. What would you have picked as your Car of the Year?

Range Rover Evoque is the Top Gear’s 2011 Car of the Year

Did we mention that the Range Rover Evoque is Top Gear’s 2011 Car of The Year? Not sure? Well we’re mentioning it now:

BBC TopGear Magazine have named the new Range Rover Evoque as their 2011 Car of the Year. The Evoque came top in the SUV category of the annual awards and was also picked by TopGear TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson as his favourite new car this year.

The Evoque beat stiff competition from the BMW 1 Series M, Mclaren MP4 12c, Ferrari FF, VW Up! and Kia Picanto to scoop the coveted Car of the Year title. The awards are officially announced in the December issue of BBC TopGear Magazine.

The judging panel, headed up by BBC TopGear Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Turner, comprised members of the magazine’s editorial and road testing team, together with the three TopGear TV presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Hard to argue with their choice, however the Audi A7 still looks pretty sweet to us. What would you have picked as your Car of the Year?

Behind the scenes – James on the Range Rover Evoque
Last night we saw James driving an Evoque across Death Valley.
Click through for video of James still talking about it.
via BBC Top Gear

Behind the scenes – James on the Range Rover Evoque

Last night we saw James driving an Evoque across Death Valley.

Click through for video of James still talking about it.

via BBC Top Gear

From Season 17 Episode 3 airing this Monday at 9/8c on BBC America.

From Season 17 Episode 3 airing this Monday at 9/8c on BBC America.

(Source: fuckyeahtopgear)

Sneak Peek at Episode 3: James May, a Range Rover, and Dune Buggies in Death Valley

Get ready for all new episodes of TOP GEAR - with a special sneak peek at Ep 3, premiering MONDAY Sept 5 at 9/8c only on BBC America.

Here, James sets off to cross California’s Death Valley in the new Range Rover Evoque… and runs into some daredevil locals flying across the sand.

Will James make it across the lowest, driest, and hottest location in North America to Las Vegas to rendezvous with a special guest?

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