First Drive: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
One is almost never afforded the opportunity to act out the fantasies of youth as an adult. Some experiences simply can't match the fantastical parameters laid out by the mind of a child, as the ‘real world’ frequently fails to impress with its adherence to reality and logic. Occasionally, however, it seems that the rules that govern the universe are suspended, and you find yourself driving a Land Rover through an airplane.
Not just any airplane of course: a gargantuan Boeing 747, in keeping with the full drama of the moment. And not just any Land Rover, either: the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, completely redesigned for the current model year.
How did I get here behind the wheel of this high performance SUV, plotting a course from economy all the way through to first class by way of a torturous obstacle course that had both the Range Rover Sport and the Boeing groaning in metallic protest? And why was it all taking place in the stoic English countryside? The answer lies in Land Rover’s desire to underscore just how out-of-the-ordinary its new luxury sport-utility vehicle really is. And I must say: point well made.