After the test drive yesterday and feeling the difference back to back with a RR 4.4 vogue I (and my wife) became convinced that the RR Sport with the 4.2 Supercharged engine was the way to go. I think we'll both be happier driving it long-term than a normal Range Rover (which I still adore)
But, after the power of the M5, having a slightly smaller Range Rover with more modern 'younger' styling AND nearly 400bhp in a V8 engine with a gorgeous whine of the Supercharger...it's a decision that was never going to take much thought.
Tomorrow then I am to ring round all my local-ish dealers and see who could get me one soonest. If anyone knows a dealer where they can get rapid build slots let me know!
In the meantime, I still have to sell my M5, and still going to get a RR Vogue 4.4 for the time being as I'll need it until my RRS turns up, which will probably be about December from what I can gather.
In terms of spec I think I am going to go for Bonatti Grey with full Ebony sports leather, standard 20" sports wheels, and just undecided right now about the Cherry wood or Rodium finish, as the one I drove yesterday had the 1st Edition Lined Oak. I think I'll go for colour coded door mirrors and door sills too, and privacy glass (I've always wanted a car with Privacy glass) However, looking at the colour charts I also like the Zambezi Silver, Buckingham Blue (need to see this on a car not in a picture) and Java Black. I guess I have until 12 weeks prior to delivery to decide anyway.
I was suprised to be told you cannot spec a TV tuner in the RRS, (is this true?)apparently so as to keep some differentiators between it and the normal RR. But, DVD screens in the seats come as standard.
You could say I feel like a dog with 2 tails right now, it's lovely thinking about having such an awesome car, AND brand new too. (another first for me)