FrontRunners: Positive Response

<< Back to Robb Report, August 2004
  • Christian Gulliksen

Following the theme of rugged elegance set by the Range Rover, the new Land Rover LR3 (www.landrover.com) has handsome, squared-off lines and sterling 4x4 credentials that start with permanent four-wheel drive. A 300 hp, 4.4-liter version of Jaguar’s V-8 increases low-end torque and revises breathing so that the SUV can wade across rivers. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

 

The LR3 also introduces Terrain Response, a system that optimizes handling and traction under a variety of conditions ranging from slippery roads to rutted trails. The driver selects from one of five settings, and Terrain Response determines the appropriate ride height, engine torque response, and transmission settings. The cabin can accommodate seven passengers in three rows of seats under a sunroof and two moonroofs, and the rear rows collapse into a completely flat cargo area.

From Around the Web...
The Ferrari 812 Superfast
The marque’s cutting-edge coup carries a 789 hp, 6.5-liter V-12 that allows a top speed of 211 mph…
Indian Roadmaster Classic
Vintage design elements distinguish the Roadmaster Classic, a variant of the acclaimed Roadmaster…
Faraday Future Dragon Racing competes in Formula E.
The premier publishing brand brings added voltage to the hard-charging electric-vehicle race team…
A Woodill Wildfire from the 1954 film Johnny Dark with Tony Curtis.
From McQueen’s racer in Le Mans to Presley’s Corvette in Clambake, these machines made movie magic…
The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package makes the legendary muscle car more agile on the...
Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic
Shorter than the SVAutobiography, the new SUV handles better and is just as refined…
Copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault.
Two Aston Martin coupes and a roadster from Lancia are among the favorites to fall under the hammer…
Cadillac takes the top two spots; the Porsche 911 RSR and Mercedes-AMG GT3 earn podium places…
The exhibition space’s lavish clubhouse stands where Carroll Shelby’s personal apartment had been…
See the contemporary car that McKeel Hagerty believes will soon become a seven-figure collectible…