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Old September 13th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Frankfurt Motor Show Defender Concepts

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/lan...2011?imageNo=0

I’m surprised this hasn’t made it to the plumbers thread. Thoughts? The "Sport speedster" is ridiculous.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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I like this one:


That's the same tactic Land Rover used with the Evoque. I don't think Land Rover realizes that this only makes the new vehicles look worse, not better.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Defender Concepts

Hopefully that's all they are.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 08:58 AM
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I saw the new Defender during this morning's ride:

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Old September 14th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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I like this one:


That's the same tactic Land Rover used with the Evoque. I don't think Land Rover realizes that this only makes the new vehicles look worse, not better.
I just threw up in my mouth
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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I actually thought that made it look better! It is a ridiculous attempt at a new Defender. Lets hope that it is a Concept that is waaay off from reality.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:27 PM
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History is not on our side. Remember that Range Stormer concept? Didn't that become the Rangie Sport? I can't remember for sure. The Evoque was also some concept if I recall. I think we're screwed on this Defender concept. Even when the production vehicle is less "conceptualized", it'll still look terrible. But hey, only chumps and fags care about looks, right? It's a tool. Who cares how it looks. Right?

I can't stand looking at this thing:


That fairlead to nowhere is hilarious. It's no answer to say, "well, that's just a concept vehicle." Get that stuff right on your concept. Really, it's not that hard. That plastic swiss cheese skid on the front is also a joke. I hate it when cars have stuff like that. The LR3 has that fake corrugated plastic trim under the front bumper as well. It looks terrible. It reminds me of those hideous plastic engine covers that most sheeple seem to like so much.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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The Land Rover yoga mat:


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Yoga Mat (LR1025)
Item #: 101025
Stay balanced and focused with this comfortable Land Rover yoga mat. It rolls up perfectly to fit into its Nylon Mesh Bag that boasts an adjustable shoulder strap. Yoga Mat Size: 68 L x 24 W.

Yeah, stay balanced and focused with your Land Rover yoga mat. The Range Rover version probably costs twice as much.

Made in China.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Range Rover Horizon Sunglasses (LR8209)
Item #: 108209
The look is sharp, and exclusive to the discriminating consumer - our Range Rover Horizon Sunglasses have a masculine design inspired by Range Rover characteristics. Made of high-quality materials with soothing polarized lenses and featuring EYEDEFENSE® technology that ensures the best in eye protection and vision quality for outdoor activities. These sunglasses are at the top of the range. Black/grey lenses

These feature EYEDEFENSE® technology. Whatever that is.

And they cost only $360. Made in China.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:37 PM
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The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition

The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate features an iPad on the back of each front seat (shown with screens exposed) and a machined aluminum laptop table. The new Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition, a hand-finished exclusive edition, will make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

It's the "Ultimate".
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:38 PM
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That's not from Joe Lowlife's site. That's a factory car. Range Rover USA's photostream:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rangero...in/photostream
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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I hate this bike as much as I hate the Evoque.

Listen to the way both of these guys talk. They use a lot of buzzwords that sound impressive to morons. I don't think even think they scripted this video. I think this is the way these guys talk.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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This is so ExPo. You have the unused Lifestyle Accessory bolted on the outside for all to see and then you have the vehicle in its natural environment: Dennis the Menace Park.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Range Rover Tire Valve Caps (set of 4)

Part No: LR027663

The LR prefix to the part number is hilarious. STC obviously wouldn't work, for then these Made in China valve caps wouldn't be "a credible product" like the Range Rover bike. The LR prefix lets you know these valve caps are Genuine Land Rover Parts.

How much do you want to bet that these valve caps don't come in the bitchin white and green Land Rover box with the chinese, french, italian, and farsi on it? Like this:


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Oh, but that's just a box. That doesn't matter.

Yeah, keep telling yourself that.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 01:07 PM
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It's going to happen.


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What’s the motivation behind the Land Rover DC100 Concept? Why are you replacing the Defender?


Forthcoming legislation requires a replacement in the 2015/2016 time frame. The Land Rover DC100 concept builds on the essential elements of the car’s character such as its capabilities. We want this to open the debate and inspire people to dream about the Defenders of the future.
Any potential Defender replacement will be configurable and will need to include a wide range of derivatives. A range that could run from commercial derivatives, similar to today’s Defender, to more lifestyle orientated specifications.


Read more: http://blog.landrover.com/vehicles/d...#ixzz1XxmfxWT2

"Lifestyle oriented".
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Old September 14th, 2011, 06:04 PM
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I can't stand engine covers like these. They're so fake. The fake pipes on there are probably "styling cues" to the design department assholes.

What's crazy is that most people would probably prefer the engine cover to the real engine. We live in a fake world. People actually prefer the fake to the real. There are actually people who would rather play Playstation golf than real golf. There are actually people to go to a room at the gym and get on an exercise bicycle and watch a video of a road and prefer that to riding a bike on the road. Many people prefer porn to real sex. Most Americans would rather be lied to by politicians than be told the truth. If any politician spoke to the truth to the American public, he would immediately be voted out of office. Look at the world around you. Many other examples will occur to you.

These engine covers are part of that. So are the fake plastic skids on the bottom of the "DC100" and the LR3. If Land Rover put a real skid on there, people wouldn't like it.

These same people think meat comes from the market.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 02:17 PM
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I picked up a copy of the October 2011 issue of Automobile Magazine at the airport last week. Overall I think it's a pretty good car magazine, as far as car magazines go. I always look forward to reading Robert Cumberford's monthly section called "By Design" where he reviews a car's interior and exterior design features with an often humorous and no-holds-barred approach while also going into the history of the vehicle and/or the marque.

So anyway, I'm sitting at the beach the other day and I pull out my copy of Automobile and imagine my surprise when I turn to the By Design pages and there is a popsicle-green Range Rover Evoque. This will be good I'm thinking to myself...he's probably going to rip LR a new asshole over this thing gracing the pages of the magazine like a turd in a punch bowl.

My eyes are first naturally drawn to the large-font exerpt inserted into the first column of text about 3/4 of the way down the page, and it says "The new Evoque is close in execution to the first Range Rover. The similarity of purpose comes through clearly." Huh? Cumberford goes on to summarize the importance of the original 1970 Range Rover and lavishes it with high praise. Fair enough. Then he gushes forth about how great the Evoque is and how it's continuing the original RR theme. Very disapointing, to say the least.
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