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    If you're in the market for a rugged and capable off-road SUV, the redesigned 2014 Range Rover Sport is quickly proving itself worthy of a second look. Although it may have gotten lost among the 22 SUVs vying for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year, the Range Rover Sport has followed up its Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year award with a similar honor, having just been named Four Wheeler magazine's Four Wheeler of the Year. The Land Rover beat out the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiese

    Each year since 1983, Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine has named its 4x4 of the Year, and while Jeep has been honored with this award a dozen times, Land Rover has now claimed the distinction two out of the last three years. The Land Rover LR4 was the magazine's top off-road vehicle in 2011, and this year's top off-roader is the all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport.

    Ever seen a toddler that just discovered they joys of sprinting? Yes? Then you'll know the next thing they discover is their natural speed limit, when their legs can't move as quickly as their mind demands. The end result is scrapped knees and many tears. The same thing is kind of happening with Land Rover right now, albeit in slow motion.

    A report in Autocar claims that Jaguar's RS badge and its herd of extra horsepower is walking across the aisle to the Land Rover stable. Autocar sources say the Range Rover Sport and Evoque will get RS designations, the supercharged V8 in the Sport RS getting cranked up to "at least" 542 horsepower, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the Evoque RS getting 300.

    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.

    Let's face it – motorheads can't seem to get enough of races that pit cars versus planes. Well, at least that's what we're led to believe by looking at the sheer volume of the things on YouTube today. The real truth is that automakers with newly minted, fast vehicles – and big marketing budgets – love to see the drama of a land-bound car racing a seemingly insurmountable aircraft.

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