2013 Range Rover, Queen Mary funnels and 900mm of wading depth #NewRangeRover

From all we’re reading the new Range Rover doesn’t let us down in off-road capabilities, one of the surprises was the increase in wading depth over its predecessor, up 200mm to 900mm or almost 35 inches.

Back in the 2013 Range Rover media dark ages, I posted these pictures showing some interesting vents along the edges of the hood.  I had thought they may have had something to do with a functional yet decorative hood vent.

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They are functional and were known as the “Queen Mary funnels”

As we learned from the PistonHeads.com:

Ingesting intake air via the gap between bonnet and wing permits this, circulating it within the clamshell bonnet before entering intake funnels dubbed ‘Queen Marys’ after their resemblance to ship funnels. The earlier QE2 nickname was dismissed when it was discovered only one of the ship’s funnels functioned, trivia fans!

And a few more shots from the cut away:

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  • The September 6 US press release made mention of this in this paragraph…
    The vehicle’s contemporary appearance is enhanced by crafted design details. Because the air intake has been relocated higher into the hood, benefitting wading performance in deep water, a functional fender vent is no longer required. A modern interpretation of the vent motif now appears on the front doors.

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