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The Great Grape Ape

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As a former original D90 owner in the 90s while at Uni, I am intrigued, but considering the person behind/driving it, and the German involvement, I have a feeling it will be more G-wagon & RR Sport than D90/110/130.
 
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I have higher faith. The goal is a more utilitarian vehicle. Land Rover is going for pure profit, but judging by the sales of the antiquated 110/90 before, people were happy with 2x, 3x of the price-point even despite the jarring experience.
Plus the ?UK had a cottage industry around luxifying the Defender that Land Rover never cashed in-on.

I don't understand the logic of castrating your halo vehicle and then parading the old one around as having imbued all the DNA into the new ones. Making a new one electronically capable as the old one missed the mark of the simplicity of what people are interested in, despite complaints of a lack of luxury.
 

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This is the best part of the article:

"the idea for which he first conceived in a pub near Buckingham Palace"

All my best ideas have first been conceived in pubs and bars.

And most of my worst ones, too...
 

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This is the best part of the article:

"the idea for which he first conceived in a pub near Buckingham Palace"

All my best ideas have first been conceived in pubs and bars.

And most of my worst ones, too...
"Sometime after the second pint"

Indeed...

Must be nice to be so rich, you can get drunk, get pissed about LR Defenders not being around any more and say "Screw it...i'm building a new one!"

 

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