RR Sport launch: behind the scenes
Daniel Craig takes car reveals to the next level...
Posted: 19 Jun 2013
There's also the small matter of its ‘aerospace-inspired' aluminium monocoque, the same chassis architecture that transformed the full-size Range Rover. "Engine to engine," vehicle line director Nick Rogers tells TopGear, "the Sport is between 420 and 513kg lighter than the previous car. It's like six people have gone missing..." The clever design totally disguises the fact that it's 62mm longer than the outgoing Sport and 149mm shorter and 55mm lower than the Range Rover. So while this is still an undeniably big car, it sidesteps the obnoxiousness that blights many of its rivals.
Day two of the three-day shoot sees Manhattan Bridge closed at either end so the Sport can cross the East River undisguised, tailed at some speed by a $750,000 Ultimate Arm tracking car - a matt black Porsche Cayenne with a colossal roof-mounted camera rig - and surrounded by an NYC Crown Vic taxi and other vehicles. It's more than a little ambitious.