Land Rover’s overall performance SUV, driven by Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung, has smashed the record for negotiating the 99 corners of the renowned Tianmen Road.
The normal production Range Rover Sport SVR set a new unofficial record of 9 minutes 51 seconds for the 11.3km ascent at an typical speed of 68.8kmph (42.8mph), beating the prior very best of 10 minutes 31 seconds set by a Ferrari 458 Italia supercar in 2016.
With 575PS obtainable from its enhanced V8 supercharged engine, the new Range Rover Sport SVR is the quickest ever Land Rover and can accelerate from -100kmph in four.five seconds (-60mph in only four.three seconds) with a leading speed of 280kmph (174mph).
The new overall performance flagship attributes bold style revisions and improved use of lightweight components to boost overall performance, handling and agility.
Coupled with adjustments to the chassis, the new SVR delivers much more dynamic responses with out compromising standard Range Rover comfort. The engineers at SVO focused on controlling pitch below heavy acceleration and braking, and adjustments to the damping hardware have enhanced turn-in, mid-corner grip and physique handle.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Tung stated, “I am used to the high speeds of racing but these 99 turns were something unique. Maintaining concentration was the biggest challenge as the road twists and turns constantly, with huge drop-offs to the side. The consequences of getting it wrong would have been really serious so I focused on establishing a rhythm and the Range Rover Sport SVR made this easy. It may be an SUV but it has the performance and agility of a supercar and can take you to places that a supercar can only dream of.”
The optional exposed carbon fibre bonnet is a single of the distinctive innovations introduced by the professionals at Special Vehicle Operations and attributes a pair of huge air vents to underline its overall performance possible. A revised front bumper offers enhanced brake and engine cooling although the 5l V8 supercharged engine produces 700Nm of torque.
Inside, new lightweight SVR Performance seats offer superior help and standard Range Rover luxury with Windsor leather, an embossed SVR logo and a option of 4 colour combinations.
The record-breaking ascent is the most recent challenge completed by the Range Rover Sport right after the PHEV model created the dizzying climb to the iconic Heaven’s Gate organic rock arch at the road’s summit final month.
The PHEV created its debut in a race against two-time open-water swimming globe champion Keri-anne Payne and endurance athlete Ross Edgley in Devon, UK. The prior record for the Tianmen Road was set in 2016 by Italian driver Fabio Barone in a modified Ferrari 458 Italia.
Since 1948, Land Rover has been manufacturing genuine 4x4s that represent accurate ‘breadth of capability’ across the model variety. Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque, each and every define the world’s SUV sectors, with 80 per cent of this model variety exported to more than100 nations.
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Information Source: Muscat Daily