RR Evoque: driven to extremes
The hottest, muddiest, coldest, glitziest test in history: we go global in the baby Rangey
Posted: 09 Dec 2011
And you know what? Right here, right now, the Evoque is drawing the biggest crowd in Vegas. TopGear has driven Koenigseggs through Beijing and Merc SLR Speedsters through London, but, I swear, I've never seen a car receive a 10th of the attention that the Evoque is getting in Vegas. Sounds strange, I know, but don't shoot the messenger. Here's a modest, five-door diesel SUV-hatch putting a city of Rolls-Royces, mint-original Mustangs and Ferrari Californias - not to mention the bevies of oiled, nubile strippers - in the shade.
"Check out that booty!" squeals a woman with a not-inconsiderable posterior herself. Camera phones flash; couples point and stare. Each time we stop, we are mobbed. Dutchmen quiz us on trim levels, Mexicans want to see the engine. A pair of Darrens from Barnsley sprint, literally sprint, two blocks just to peer at the Evoque's bootspace.