Uncle Stewart’s family will be showing up in a sleek new Range Rover Sport sporting Autobiography badging. He’ll make everyone pause to watch the TV commercial of it racing across a 120 degree desert and make sure we all know about its 510-hp 5.0-liter V8 engine with 461 lb-ft torque. The family will brag on its 16-way power-adjustable ventilated massaging front seats, lots of leather trim, heated steering wheel, front console cooler box, heated rear seats, tri-zone climate control, panoramic roof with full length power blind, and 19-speaker Meridian sound system.
If he gets the urge to show off the fact that this beauty can also turn into an offroad beast, Stu can take that Range Rover up the mountain where Cousin Chance will be showing off the capabilities of his Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock 4×4. Standard with 4-wheel drive, the Wrangler is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine good for 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Rubicon is top of the line, and the Hard Rock badging adds snazzy black 17-inch wheels and exterior trim, winch-ready steel bumpers with red tow hooks and premium rock rails. A six-speed manual transmission with hill start assist is standard, while a five-speed automatic with both hill start assist and hill descent control is optional. Creature comforts include heated leather-trimmed front seats and a nine-speaker audio system with all-weather subwoofer.
The Spider gets the same looks and is often mistaken for a Ferrari but starts at just $63,900. Four-mode Alpha D.N.A. allows a customized driving experience, but Al always selects Race mode when taking one of his male rivals for a spin. The 4C is equipped with a TCT 6-speed automatic transmission with a twin clutch and paddle shifters. Pressing the brake pedal while fully pushing the accelerator and triggering the left paddle on the steering wheel activates Launch Control. With release of the brake, the 1750 Turbo-4 cylinder engine roars into action to achieve 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds. Its body is Carbon Fiber while the crankcase and front and rear frames combine the strength, rigidity and lightweight properties of aluminum. Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) is used for the outer body and is 20% lighter and more stable than steel.