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The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 8:40pm On Aug 12, 2013
Are Range Rover sports getting too common on Nigerian roads for your taste?? Introducing.....

The rumble of the new 2014 Range Rover Sport is so powerful, it can make chics you've spent your whole life dreaming about fall in love with you....Instantly. That's a handy attribute if you're driving through UNILAG, where girls outnumber people three to one.

Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 8:46pm On Aug 12, 2013
Redesigned from the frame up, Land Rover has turned its sportiest SUV into the preferred family-vehichle and chics magnet for those who like to show they demand the very best in SUVs. The Range Rover Sport still has its iconic and stately looks. The sharp angles and blocky sections from the previous generation have been rounded out and correctly proportioned. The old design felt as if it was designed by a brick-layer while its new look feels more elegant.

Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by Nobody: 8:47pm On Aug 12, 2013
that rear view shot looks great! looks way better than the 3rd generation mercedes ML, I wonder what tuners like Hammann will do when they eventually lay their hands on it.
Still waiting for the official shots of the new bmw X5 M and next generation X6..
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 9:18pm On Aug 12, 2013
Overall, the Range Rover Sport is 2.5 inches longer than its predecessor, but the wheelbase has increased by 7 inches. The proportional changes give this Rover a much more aggressive and streamlined appeal. And don't underestimate the luxury SUV's brute off-road capabilities. The Range Rover Sport will get you and 6 passangers nearly anywhere in this world and also through any flooded or pot-holed road Nigeria has to offer.

Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 9:22pm On Aug 12, 2013
Now it will do it even quicker. Under that beautifully sculpted clamshell hood is either a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. Really, the V-6 with 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque is more than enough power to flog the Range Rover Sport through Third Mainland bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway or any road in Abuja. Land Rover estimates its 0-60-mph time as 6.9 seconds, but the Sport feels faster than that.

The 5.0 V8 is the revelation here. It dispatches 0-60-mph (approx 95km/h) in 5.0 seconds. This is one of the fastest cars/suvs you'll ever meet on Nigerian roads....It can move faster than a badly driven Porshe 911. If you're truely in the mood, no one can overtake you in this car.

Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by Nobody: 9:24pm On Aug 12, 2013
ba7man:
Overall, the Range Rover Sport is 2.5 inches longer than its predecessor, but the wheelbase has increased by 7 inches. The proportional changes give this Rover a much more aggressive and streamlined appeal. And don't underestimate the luxury SUV's brute off-road capabilities. The Range Rover Sport will get you and 6 babes nearly anywhere in this world and also through any flooded or pot-holed road Nigeria has to offer.
i hope they hv ironed out most of its reliability issues, modern day landrovers are notorious for making repair garages their natural habitat.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 9:34pm On Aug 12, 2013
A big story with the Range Rover Sport is how much weight it has lost. It's as if Princess(The female comedien) suddenly shows up looking like Genevieve. From its all-aluminum unibody structure and use of high-strength steel components to lightweight suspension parts and body panels, the Range Rover Sport sets a new standard for weight reduction.

The Range Rover Sport even has an eco-friendly theme -- something you don't hear often when discussing 500-plus-hp SUVs. Up to 75 percent of its aluminum comes from recycled materials; there are recycled plastics (59 pounds), and, technically, leather is renewable. Leather is also a key feature to that beautiful interior. The 14-way-adjustable front seats are heated and cooled and just one massage session away from perfect. The riding position is very upright, making it extremely comfortable for long hauls. The second row can serve as two lounge chairs if you fold down the center portion, which becomes an armrest and cupholder. Thanks to the longer wheelbase, the Range Rover Sport provides an optional third row that can accommodate two kids or slim chics for the trip to your Lekki apartment. There's very little you can't get with the new Range Rover Sport, and very little more you should want.

Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 9:41pm On Aug 12, 2013
As for the ladies, people staring at you at bustops or in traffic and drivers of the previous generation Range Rover Sports, none was harmed in the making of this review. Yet, in Nigeria, people with the money may see this SUV as just another lamb on the menu. Don't be fooled: Under that nicely painted aluminum skin is a wolf. And it's hungry.

If Range Rover Sports were getting too plentiful on Nigerian roads, its time to seperate the boys from the men. You've got the keys?? ......Now put your shades on and drive.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 9:44pm On Aug 12, 2013
platinumricky: i hope they hv ironed out most of its reliability issues, modern day landrovers are notorious for making repair garages their natural habitat.
Man i hope so too....I was at Owode-Onirin not too long ago and LR3s and RRS were quite plentiful there for sale and scrap.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by cardoctor(m): 1:51pm On Aug 13, 2013
I was called to test drive one last week in Asokoro and check that everything is ok. Meeeeeeennnnnnnn, this car is a dream to drive although its the 3.0 supercharged, the power Is awesome.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 6:47pm On Aug 13, 2013
car-doctor:
I was called to test drive one last week in Asokoro and check that everything is ok. Meeeeeeennnnnnnn, this car is a dream to drive although its the 3.0 supercharged, the power Is awesome.
The Supercharged 3.0 V-6 is a more reasonably option, its fast and it saves fuel better than the 5.0 spercharged V-8. Its faster than an Suv should be. Its crazy.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by sooperrescue(m): 8:48pm On Aug 13, 2013
Nothing changed in the new Range Rover Sport. All the options are the same with the 2011 model. It is only the extra seats at the rear that was added and the new cockpit. Which roads were you talking about? Range Rover Sport does not have good off road capabilities. I was stuck in the mud in Games Village for two hours on a rainy day in my RRS and all the terrain options could do nothing. I waded thru river niger when it overwhelmed the express way and I had my headlight charger burnt.I change my bushings every time I travel from Lagos to Abuja with the jeep. As for performance, no comparison. Driving a supercharged RRS on regular unleaded fuel is going to cause grievous wahala for the owners so no need to be envious of the latest model when we that are using the ancien modele are still waiting for Nigeria to start selling premium fuel.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by redcliff: 12:11pm On Aug 14, 2013
sooper rescue: Nothing changed in the new Range Rover Sport. All the options are the same with the 2011 model. It is only the extra seats at the rear that was added and the new cockpit. Which roads were you talking about? Range Rover Sport does not have good off road capabilities. I was stuck in the mud in Games Village for two hours on a rainy day in my RRS and all the terrain options could do nothing. I waded thru river niger when it overwhelmed the express way and I had my headlight charger burnt.I change my bushings every time I travel from Lagos to Abuja with the jeep. As for performance, no comparison. Driving a supercharged RRS on regular unleaded fuel is going to cause grievous wahala for the owners so no need to be envious of the latest model when we that are using the ancien modele are still waiting for Nigeria to start selling premium fuel.

[size=14pt]Please can you specify how much you changed these components? I hear that its parts are piranhas in the pocket. grin grin[/size]
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by bigfather(m): 10:17pm On Aug 14, 2013
sooper rescue: Nothing changed in the new Range Rover Sport. All the options are the same with the 2011 model. It is only the extra seats at the rear that was added and the new cockpit. Which roads were you talking about? Range Rover Sport does not have good off road capabilities. I was stuck in the mud in Games Village for two hours on a rainy day in my RRS and all the terrain options could do nothing. I waded thru river niger when it overwhelmed the express way and I had my headlight charger burnt.I change my bushings every time I travel from Lagos to Abuja with the jeep. As for performance, no comparison. Driving a supercharged RRS on regular unleaded fuel is going to cause grievous wahala for the owners so no need to be envious of the latest model when we that are using the ancien modele are still waiting for Nigeria to start selling premium fuel.

There is always a price to pay for CLASS and QUALITY ! lipsrsealed
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by leuelliot(m): 10:38pm On Aug 14, 2013
sooper rescue: Nothing changed in the new Range Rover Sport. All the options are the same with the 2011 model. It is only the extra seats at the rear that was added and the new cockpit. Which roads were you talking about? Range Rover Sport does not have good off road capabilities. I was stuck in the mud in Games Village for two hours on a rainy day in my RRS and all the terrain options could do nothing. I waded thru river niger when it overwhelmed the express way and I had my headlight charger burnt.I change my bushings every time I travel from Lagos to Abuja with the jeep. As for performance, no comparison. Driving a supercharged RRS on regular unleaded fuel is going to cause grievous wahala for the owners so no need to be envious of the latest model when we that are using the ancien modele are still waiting for Nigeria to start selling premium fuel.

Oh! let the fan boys of Land Rover not by chance come across this post. lol
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by ba7man(m): 6:03am On Aug 15, 2013
sooper rescue: Nothing changed in the new Range Rover Sport. All the options are the same with the 2011 model. It is only the extra seats at the rear that was added and the new cockpit. Which roads were you talking about? Range Rover Sport does not have good off road capabilities. I was stuck in the mud in Games Village for two hours on a rainy day in my RRS and all the terrain options could do nothing. I waded thru river niger when it overwhelmed the express way and I had my headlight charger burnt.I change my bushings every time I travel from Lagos to Abuja with the jeep. As for performance, no comparison. Driving a supercharged RRS on regular unleaded fuel is going to cause grievous wahala for the owners so no need to be envious of the latest model when we that are using the ancien modele are still waiting for Nigeria to start selling premium fuel.
I really don't know what to think since you drive one......But one of the signs of a good car in Nigeria is that they're plentiful on the Streets. RRS is all over Nigerian roads and apart from its high fuel consumption, I think you just had a couple of bad days with the SUV.

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Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by olumidazz: 10:35pm On Sep 19, 2015
Hello guys please sooperescue and range rover gurus in the house.... Please which website is most reliable to order the best and most range rover parts on line. Thank you awaiting tour response.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by Lexusgs430: 4:41am On Sep 20, 2015
olumidazz:
Hello guys please sooperescue and range rover gurus in the house.... Please which website is most reliable to order the best and most range rover parts on line. Thank you awaiting tour response.

New or used?
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by olumidazz: 8:31pm On Sep 20, 2015
Used will be prefarable sir.
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by olumidazz: 8:33pm On Sep 20, 2015
Or even new provided its affordable
Re: The 2014 Range Rover Sports - Big Boy Toy by Nobody: 8:38am On Sep 21, 2015
sooperrescue:
Nothing changed in the new Range Rover Sport. All the options are the same with the 2011 model. It is only the extra seats at the rear that was added and the new cockpit. Which roads were you talking about? Range Rover Sport does not have good off road capabilities. I was stuck in the mud in Games Village for two hours on a rainy day in my RRS and all the terrain options could do nothing. I waded thru river niger when it overwhelmed the express way and I had my headlight charger burnt.I change my bushings every time I travel from Lagos to Abuja with the jeep. As for performance, no comparison. Driving a supercharged RRS on regular unleaded fuel is going to cause grievous wahala for the owners so no need to be envious of the latest model when we that are using the ancien modele are still waiting for Nigeria to start selling premium fuel.
Range Rover Jeep!! grin

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