Friday Video – Land Rover London Takeover

Thanks, Land Rover. The end of Defender production as we know it had already brought a tear to our eye, and then you go and drop this wonderful film on the world.  To promote the auction of the special 2,000,000th Defender at Bonhams next week, Land Rover has created this beautiful short video jam-packed with…

News – Special 2,000,000th Edition Land Rover Defender

In case you didn’t know, Land Rover will end production of the iconic Defender model in its existing format this year. With roots stretching back some 67 years, they’re hardly keeping quiet about it in Solihull. Since production began back in 1948, Land Rover has managed to knock together some two million examples of the all-conquering Series/Defender vehicle….

Friday Photo – End of the Defender

There aren’t many vehicles left in the world that have been in continuous production as long as the Land Rover Defender, and especially not where it’s roots can be traced back over 60 + years. But, come December 2015, the iconic Defender will be no more. Iconic is probably a word which gets bandied about far too…

Range Rover Sport SVR Drifting

Whilst many people are probably already enjoying the start to the festive holiday season, not everyone is quite so lucky. So, to help you get through the last Monday before Christmas, here’s a video from Land Rover showing the Range Rover Sport SVR drifting in slow motion. There’s something almost slightly wrong about the idea…

New – Range Rover Sport SVR

The Range Rover Sport often gets a hard time from the automotive press, and general public, due to its image. Does this quickest iteration – and most powerful Land Rover ever –  do anything to change the situation? We say yes. Place your prejudices aside for a moment, and take in the engineering detail Jaguar Land…

Friday Photo – Range Rover Sport SVR sets Nürburgring Record

We’re not sure how many more Nürburgring-Nordschleife records we can take this year. We’ve already seen the SEAT Leon Cupra and Renaultsport Megané battling it out, with the Honda Civic Type-R waiting in the wings. Now Land Rover has claimed the fastest lap for a SUV with the forthcoming hottest Range Rover Sport model. Land Rover claims…

Land Rover Defender Challenge by Bowler – First Round Results

Recently we previewed the Defender Challenge by Bowler rally series with a rather awesome picture of a very sideways Land Rover. The first round of the competition kicked off yesterday and produced more great photos. Run as part of the Mid Wales Stages rally, five entrants for the Defender Challenge took to the slippery forestry roads and hillside…

Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic – News and Photos

The Range Rover Evoque is a pretty damn good car. In fact, the only way we could see to make it better would be to add more power and paint it orange. Which, curiously, is exactly what Land Rover have done with the new Evoque Autobiography Dynamic model to be unveiled in Geneva.  Phoenix Orange metallic…

Hidden Desires #2 – BMW X5 4.8iS

With this week’s announcement of the new third-generation BMW X5, I felt it was time I owned up to the irrational inclination I have towards wanting to own the original iteration. #2 – BMW X5 Way back in 1999 when the millennium was just around the corner, Bill Clinton was President of the United States…

Tame Geek Review – Range Rover Evoque

Tonight ESM would like to bring you a review from another member of the blogosphere, and good personal friend, The Tame Geek. In the same way that Top Gear has a “tame racing driver” the internet has its own Tame Geek. But along with liking all things techy and shiny, he does also have a…