RR Sport to Africa’s highest pub
Sam Philip heads to Lesotho in a Range Rover Sport for a pint. Because... well, why not?
Posted: 03 Jan 2014
See, I never really got the old Sport, a heavy, ostentatious brute driven by men with Bluetooth earpieces and suspiciously kempt facial hair. No doubt this new version will be just as rapturously welcomed by the Creative Beard brigade, but now it's a car that can be justified for its do-everything abilities as well as its badge. This is an all-rounder in the truest sense: seven-seat family wagon, grand tourer, off-roader and lugger of horsebox, boat or - if you're a true South African - trailer loaded to the brim with freshly shot animals. It might just be the perfect one-car garage, assuming you have 60 grand to spend. Perhaps the Sport's only real issue is how heavily it tramples on the toes of its big brother: if you're after a do-everything 4x4 rather than a business limo, I'm not quite sure why you'd need the full-fat, 20-grand-pricier Range Rover rather than this Sport.