That's right — this isn't just any Range Rover. It's the first. Heading up for auction soon, the 1970 Range Rover #001 was the first Range Rover to go onto the production line, and like any classic Rover, it's had its share of adventures. Built in late 1969, it was "lost" for a number of years in the '70s and '80s before being found in the early '90s and undergoing a six-year, ground-up restoration to bring it back to showroom condition and restore its original Olive Green color. Amazingly, despite all this is still retains all its "matching numbers" components, including the chassis, 3,528cc 8-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, and axles, as well as the original body shell and aluminum bonnet. When it comes to vintage Rovers, this is the one to own.
Trying to decide which road-eating high-end SUV to choose just got more complicated. The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is ready to run with the fastest out there, thanks to a 5.0L supercharged V8 that's putting out 550hp, 40 more horses than you'll get out of the standard Supercharged model. The boost in power — when coupled with the reworked 8-speed automatic transmission that shifts 50 percent faster — improves the 0-60 time to just 4.5 seconds and the top speed to 162 mph, Other features include exclusive colorways, Active Roll Control, new, more aggressive front and rear fascias, and Rover's traditionally great interior.
It's hard to believe that Stuttgart's sports car in an oversized body has been around for over a decade, but with two generations under its belt, it's hitting its stride with the next-generation 2015 Porsche Cayenne. Available in four varieties — Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and the all-new Cayenne S E-Hybrid — this sporty SUV features a sharper, cleaner design, power output between 240-520hp, with the S getting an entirely new 3.6 liter twin-turbo V6 engine that mixes power with fuel economy, Bi-Xenon headlights on the Diesel, S, and S E-Hybrid models and LED headlights on the Turbo, and all the interior and handling refinements that the brand is famous for.
A truck meant for muddy paths, big rocks, and steep inclines doesn't necessarily have to look out of place on more civilized pavement — and the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Nighthawk is something to behold whether on-road or off. Finished with matte magnesium metallic paint, sporting an interior covered in cocoa Bugatti leather, and riding on 22-inch American Force Burnout wheels, this Jeep from Starwood Motors is every bit the looker. And with a 3.6-liter supercharged V6 motor, a long-arm lift kit, upgraded Terra Flex brakes, and a host of other upgrades, it's tough enough to handle even the roughest conditions. Just don't let that gorgeous paint job stop you from putting it through its paces.