It has been a whole three weeks or so since the 2012 Range Rover Evoque won a notable award. Last month, the Evoque took the top spot in Diesel Car Magazine’s Car of the Year series. Just a few days ago, the Evoque was named ‘Best of the Best’ in Robb Report’s sport utility vehicle segment. Seeing the Evoque take top billing in the SUV segment came as something of a surprise. Other cars recognized by the publication include the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, the Ferrari 458 Spider, and the Maserati GranTurismo MC. See a trend there?
Robb Report — a magazine and online portal that bills itself as “Your Global Luxury Resource” — has been compiling ‘Best of the Best’ lists for 24 years. Each list “culminates an entire year’s search for the luxury world’s most exceptional new products and services.” For the publication to tip its hat in the direction of the Range Rover Evoque is quite notable. Currently gracing Robb Report’s automotive home page are cars such as the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. That’s not bad company, to be sure.
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There are a number of very interesting vehicles on that list. Well, truth be told, we wouldn’t kick any of those out of our garage for leaking oil, if you know what we mean. But one in particular caught our eye and it was the winner of the off-road vehicle segment: the Icon Bronco.
The Icon Bronco is a ‘re-engineered’ version of the much-admired early model Ford Bronco. While it retains the rugged good looks of those utilitarian vehicles thanks to a fully restored vintage body, under the sheet metal the Icon Bronco mixes things up. It features a 412-horsepower Ford V8, five-speed manual transmission, disc brakes, stainless steel hardware, aluminized steel exhaust system, 12-inch travel coil suspension, and a great deal more.
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