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Range Rover Sport is first SUV to climb to Heaven’s Gate

Range Rover Sport is initial SUV to climb to Heaven’s Gate

The efficiency SUV has grow to be the initial car to climb the stairs to the all-natural rock arch of Heaven’s Gate.

The challenge started at the bottom of the legendary 11.3km Tianmen Mountain Road (identified as the Dragon Road). The showroom normal Range Rover Sport took on the demanding course, with Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Ho-Pin Tung behind the wheel.

At the summit of the road, the Formula E driver optimised Terrain Response for the second component of the challenge, conquering the towering 45-degree staircase of 999 measures major to China’s legendary Heaven’s Gate.

Ho-Pin Tung mentioned, “I’ve experienced Formula E, Formula 1 and won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans but this was without doubt one of the most demanding driving challenges I’ve ever faced. The Range Rover Sport performed brilliantly as it inspired real confidence on the mountain road and climbed the stairs up to Heaven’s Gate effortlessly.”

The efficiency SUV showed its uncompromised all-terrain credentials by climbing the steep staircase to the all-natural rock arch.

Phil Jones, Land Rover encounter specialist, mentioned, “This was the hardest Range Rover Sport challenge I’ve ever been involved with because, until we reached the top, we couldn’t categorically say we would succeed. By making it to the summit, we’ve proven the phenomenal capability of the Range Rover Sport like never before – with a genuine world first.”

The Dragon Challenge is the most recent in a series of adventures completed by the Range Rover Sport. Previous exploits consist of a record-setting hill climb at Pikes Peak, US, a record crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert in the Arabian Peninsula and a two,170m descent of the legendary Inferno downhill course in Mürren, Switzerland.

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing genuine 4x4s that represent correct ‘breadth of capability’ across the model variety.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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