Truth time: When I wrote my first drive report of the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, I left out a pretty cool, pretty important detail. You see, in addition to doing all of the nifty off-road stuff and blasting through the winding roads of the English countryside, Land Rover pulled quite the stunt by having us drive through an airplane. That is, we scaled a ramp, drove into the passenger compartment of a Boeing 747, and drove out of the plane. They even left some seats inside for effect.

Once inside the 747, Land Rover had a pretty challenging little course set up for us to test the rock crawl mode of the Range Rover Sport's Terrain Response 2 system. At one point, the Sport was tipped at a 40-degree angle while one of the event staff informed my backseat passenger that he might want to move to the opposite side of the vehicle to balance it all out.

All in, the experience was mildly terrifying, and one of the stranger things I've done in my life. Words can't really describe the full experience, but thankfully, we captured a video of the whole stunt. Check it out, below.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Driving Through An Airplane


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      torr melling
      • 1 Year Ago
      BFD...my smart car could do it without all the drama and hype!
        Stephen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torr melling
        No it couldn't. You obviously don't know much about the off-road features of the LRs. (BTW... I don't own one but do know enough about what they can do to know that a smart car would NOT be able to do what you just watched.
        telm12345
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torr melling
        I think you need to watch the smart commercial - you either watched it and didn't get it, or just didn't watch it... http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/25/smart-fortwos-off-road-chops-on-display-in-amusing-ad-from-cann/
          torr melling
          • 1 Year Ago
          @telm12345
          saw the commercial...stupid idea for an ad campaign, if you ask me.
        torr melling
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torr melling
        sorry, perhaps i should have spelled it out that my comment was 'tongue-in-cheek'. it's still not a BFD, however.
        Marco
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torr melling
        But you'd look pretty gay doing it.
      Cameron Huntsucker
      • 1 Year Ago
      other than this hill descent, and the offset rock crawl, this is pretty lame. What a waste of energy.
      Michaele
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds pretty stupid to me. Typical move by marketing morons.
      caddy-v
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not impressed. Only when I see Obama drive his limo out the back of AF1 at 36,000 feet in a huricane blindfolded over an active volcano with no parachute will I be impressed. (And happy)
      Army Casualty
      • 1 Year Ago
      The driver needs to work on his style--he looks like he crawled out of his mom's basement for this drive.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 1 Year Ago
      I also thought it seemed pretty silly. Just rather see it off road if anything. If you were the one driving, I am sure it was pretty cool but it just does not work on video.
      razorpit
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would have been more exciting seeing you do it around 30mph...
      Army Casualty
      • 1 Year Ago
      That would've been interesting had they not had a spotter. With one, pretty boring watch, and unimpressive.
      jmi2
      • 1 Year Ago
      Land Rover has its own 747? why? i mean beside because 'it can'...
        jmi2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jmi2
        oh, yeah! i had to look back. there are no engines. and even bigger question/mystery as to why Land Rover has its own 747.........
      WESLEY
      • 1 Year Ago
      caddy- v, I take it you have a problem with our President. Or should I say, A lot of Problems. And jmi2 a reply to your comment, "Range Rover can have it's own 747" , And the Toyota Truck can have it's own Space Shuttle. The Next time I need to Pull the space shuttle 15 feet I might use a Toyota. It's a shame a Chevy, Dodge or Ford truck could not Pull the space shuttle 15 feet on level ground with no tongue weight on the bumper or draw bar,, just draw bar pull weight.
        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WESLEY
        Oh poor widdle wesley. Geared properly a Ford Ranger or Chevy S10 would be able to pull the shuttle. Obviously you're far too young to remember the full sized Chevy's and Ford's commercials of days long past when they would pull locomotives and 747's around like they were nothing. So get back to us when your mom releases you from the basement and Toyota and Obama can no longer brain wash your tiny little brain.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's pretty silly, but looks like a lot of fun. What was up with the missing 747 engines? GE didn't deliver on time?
        jmi2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        oh, yeah! i had to look back. there are not engines. and even bigger question/mystery as to why Land Rover has its own 747.........
      pheasant601
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fun stuff, but mostly marketing fluff. I enjoyed seeing the Range Rover Sport though... :-)
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