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23 May 2018

In a rather bizarre scheduling mishap, the 19th May had two rather large events happening on it – the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now the Duchess of Sussex) and the FA Cup Final (in which Chelsea beat Man Utd). But as we all know the most important thing about both of these events has to be around cars, so we’ve somewhat spuriously linked the two to this week’s In the Headlights choices! So what cars do the Monarchs drive and what do footballers drive?

Well, to start with Harry has got a Land Rover Discovery, so we’ve put the latest 300hp petrol variant in, and HRH The Queen (gawd bless you ma’am) has got a Range Rover Vogue. We know she’s a fan of the environment so we’ve used the P400e Autobiography, so you can save the planet in complete luxury. As for the footballers, we already have the big hitter footballer cars in the comp like the Range Rover Sport SVR and Bentley’s Bentayga and Continental GT. So we’ve gone for the new signings choice – the awesome RS4 and the fantastic Mulgari Mini.

Range Rover P400e Autobiography

It’s no real surprise that the Queen has chosen the new Range Rover to get her around her estates, they have an unparalleled mix of luxury, style and Britishness and are the perfect vehicle for going off-road while still feeling like you’re in a drawing room. They have always been all things to all people but now especially so with this new Hybrid P400e model. You get all the luxury and comfort of a full-size Range Rover – and there really is nothing like them on earth in that respect – combined with insanely good economy over 100mpg, a mere parp of CO2 out of the back and the ability to go 31 miles on electric only. That’s enough for most people when driving around town so you won’t even trouble the petrol motor half the time, it really is the perfect all-round car. It’s no Prius when it comes to performance either, with a combined 400bhp it won’t let Liz down when she needs to get across the fields in a hurry.

Audi RS4 Avant Carbon Edition

If you’re a footballer who also happens to have a family, the normal choice is a Range Rover Sport on 26” alloys. But the discerning footballer gets something like an RS4 Avant – stylish, upmarket, fast and subtle with plenty of space. Most people would just think you’re in an Audi A4 estate car but to those in the know, the RS4 is a seriously impressive car. This is the limited RS4 Carbon Edition too, so comes with a whole array of extras as standard. There’s a carbon exterior pack, carbon engine cover, carbon mirrors and milled aluminium alloys to make it look as good as possible, while the RS Sports Exhaust makes it sound even better and the Matrix LED headlights turn night into day. Metallic paint is standard too so you actually get £12,500 worth of options for the extra £10k over the standard car.

Land Rover Discovery Si4 HSE Luxury

From what we can tell, Prices Harry and William both have access to a couple of new shape Discovery models, though Wills uses it more at the moment with his expanding family. Of course, Harry will undoubtedly be heading down that route soon so he’ll be filling the rear with child seats in no time. They are the ultimate family SUV though, and the Discovery has been a staple of the Land Rover range since it came out in 1990. The first and second generations used the same boxy style that won a loyal (Royal?) following and it was a truly fantastic car to own and drive. But now Land Rover has pushed the Discovery well and truly into the new Millennium with the third generation model. Adopting the family look seen on the Freelander-replacing Discovery Sport, the new Discovery has a familiar face but is much larger and seats 7 with ease, and is extremely capable off road. It’s also around 400kg lighter than the old model which helps with handling, economy and performance. This Si4 HSE Luxury model has great power and performance and is packed with standard kit, like 20-inch alloy wheels, Meridian sound system, panoramic roof and a 10” touchscreen in the dash. All you could want in a family car and more.

Mini Mulgari Icon 02

The Mini John Cooper Works hatchback is a pretty fantastic car. 231hp, aggressive bodykit and millions of spec options. But some prefer more – more bespoke, more performance, more style and that’s where Mulgari come in. they’ve been tuning and personalising cars for a while now and have recently turned their attention to the Mini JCW with their Icon 2. First up they tune the engine to produce 280hp (in a Mini!) with an ECU remap and larger intercooler. Next they get on with the mechanicals – a 30mm suspension drop, uprated bushes, braided brake lines and lightweight 18” alloy wheels. Then it’s time for the visuals with a new front splitter and rear diffuser, tinted rear lights and slash-cut 90mm exhaust tips, while the bodywork gets all the trim painted in an accent colour along with the brake calipers and interior parts. When you add all these bits together the Icon 2 is a seriously good looking Mini, with epic performance and a real bespoke design. Be you footballer or regular Joe, this Mulgari is going to impress!

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The royal wedding and Cup Final may be over, but you can still get these cars in our competition until midnight on Sunday – so off you go or the Queen will have your head!

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