Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 Range Rover Sports Cars

2011 Range Rover
2011 Range Rover

It’s a shame that most people who buy the 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged with its 5.0-liter, 510-horsepower V8, permanent 4WD drive-train and hydraulic air suspension are going to banish it to glorified minivan duty hauling snot-nosed kids to math club and back in Brentwood or the Hamptons. Granted, as a parent, I see why households with high six-figure incomes would castrate this impressive all-world truck (price: $78,095) by relegating it to babysitting duty; one slam of the thick door and, damn, I felt invincible. Like Sherman Tank invincible. I’m sure thousands of moms around the world think it as well.

When you think of it – or when I think about it – this British-designed-and-manufactured behemoth likely uses the Queen of England as its ultimate target passenger and then thinks of her traveling through the far-flung corners of the former British Commonwealth (Australia, India, New Zealand — you get the idea). In that capacity, the overbuilt frame, suspension and thick sheet-metal are welcome. And what parent wouldn’t want their Muffy and Buffy to ride as safely and comfortably as the queen while they negotiate the speed bumps in front the school? In that context, this Range Rover makes sense.


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