(submitted by WilliamRubano)
At least it’s tastefully obnoxious.
Sadly I see newer LR4s and 4-door Jeep Wranglers all trekked out being driven by upper middle class men and women quite frequently. You’re driving in southeastern Massachusetts, there’s no need for safari fog lights, grille cage, periscope (usually Wranglers only), and my favorite on LR4s, the liftgate-mounted ladder. Because climbing onto the roof is an everyday activity.
But like I said, at least it’s tasteful. There’s much worse things you can do to a car.
The entire effort defeated by pristine cleanliness.
Exactly. Now if ditch all the plastic crap, add some real steel bumpers, wench and body protection and this becomes the real deal rather than “Malibus Most Wanted”.
I do really like that color, though. I would love this tuck minus the decals.
I don’t think so. Obviously it’s (or was) a participant of the G4 Challenge, an endurance race: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Rover_G4_Challenge
This isn’t an actual G4 participant, rather, Land Rover made a number of these “G4 Edition” Discovery’s for sale to the public. Cool looking though.
They also made G4 Edition Range Rovers, and Defenders.
Picture or it didn’t happen.
This is perfect for the extremely harsh suburban landscape! At least it looks right for the job.
“Eeewww, Lance – I simply MUST have the Range Rover today – I have to drive on . . on . . gravel!”
I knew someone who bought an Element to drive cross country from Ohio to Oregon in the summer. Just the sort of personality upon whom I wish toxoplasmosis from a dirty litter box.
Haha! I’m shocked that you don’t like the Element! I thought they were great!!
Agreeing with Syke, dents and scrapes would make the off-road adventure gear plausible, and their lack here makes the accessories merely the SUV equivalent of a blingy grille and other tacked-on bling. If I could say “bling” more, I would.
All set to trek down to the local supermarket…….
I call this look “Rugged Chic,“ the automotive counterpart to wearing hiking boots in the city.
Rugged Columbus, even. 🙂
Some paid a very hefty premium for that G4 package. Hopefully they only leased it so they can dump that pig sell that marvelous English engineering before the inevitable expensive problems crop up.
I kinda wanted to do this to my ’91 Trooper. Unfortunately the parts to do it would have been worth more than the truck.
If you did it to a ’91 Trooper, it’d have been much more interesting to see than this banal, wasteful fashion accessory.
Unless you’re planning to do any serious outback driving in Australia, in the Amazon, or the deserts of Iraq, you really don’t need all that protection. I think the most you’d really need is bulletproof glass and body armour to prevent any stray bullets from penetrating the car.
On a positive note, it lacks a snorkel.
You don’t need a snorkel, unless you’re planning to do some wading in the water with it.
That can happen with armored vehicles; here is a Bundeswehr example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Leopard_2A4_-_Turm.jpg
My point exactly.
In Richmond, we have an annual vintage European car show Classics on the Green (formerly Classics on the James until the city screwed with the organizers too much and it moved). Classes were done by marque, with sub classes when the marque was popular enough.
About ten years ago, the Land Rover class was a single class. It was understood that, to enter Sunday’s show, you had to off-road and muddy up the truck on Saturday and were not allowed to wash it. Which meant that, in the middle of a field of pristine antique cars, was this section of completely mudded up, dirty, and obviously used vehicles.
Pristine, polished Range Rovers were somehow kept out. No yuppie housewife specials allowed.
Even the Queen of England, I understand, drives a Land Rover, not a Range Rover. You’d think social-climbers would get a clue here.
Princess Elizabeth joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service and was trained to drive & maintain trucks during the War.
I see way too many Escapes/CRVs/RAV4s with the same sort of getup on.
I agree. If what you intend to use the vehicle justifies all that equipment, then fine. But that’s alot of stuff for just cruising the streets of your town.
Definitely taken somewhere on the north shore of Long Island, where Range Rovers and Land Rovers flock like moths to a flame… yet driving one through the woods would get you arrested in 5 seconds. This would not be considered a stylish car to own there, though. Way too loud. The dealership in Glen Cove always orders the special edition models because they look great sitting up on the rocks out front, but I imagine they have a very tough time actually getting rid of them. They had a Discovery XD out there for years and years. I would bet almost anything this one was once their sales prop as well.
So whoever owns this is either a hardcore LR fan and doesn’t have a problem getting it messy, or he gets teased mercilessly at the country club. Most people who live up there are stupidly rich, but they’re still world class smartasses.
LOL! Anything is possible. I’ve always liked this generation Land Rover Discovery, probably more than what’s currently on the market. I could do without all the safari equipment, unless you intend to go on safari through the Amazon rain forest, or in the African desert. I’d suggest a turbo diesel engine in either case.
I had Hellas like that (Foglight version) on my Voyager, they sure came in handy out in the countryside. Sure it looks silly in an urban environment, but it also different and what is with the license plate?
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