Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Range Rover Sport SVR sets Tianmen Road record

Range Rover Sport SVR sets Tianmen Road record

Land Rover recently took the 2018 Range Rover Sport SVR to the famous Tianmen Road in China where it beat a record set by the a Ferrari 458 Italia. However, SUV might sound to some people to be an extraordinary choice. Also, like the scramble up 999 steps, these 99 corners were slain in a Range Rover Sport, though instead of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, this run was made in the SVR, with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 heart, pumping out 567-horsepower, and 516 pound-feet of torque.

The fact that the SVR has the all-wheel-drive advantage over the Ferrari can not explain the major difference since the 458 Italia is much lighter than the RR Sport. This supercar was truly designed with latest updated features, which drives like no other Land Rover.

With 567bhp and 700Nm available from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, the SVR is now is the fastest Land Rover and can accelerate from 0 to100km/h in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 280km/h. "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". Now, there's another challenge the Chinese racing driver Ho-Pin Tung has beaten in a Range Rover: the 11.3 km and 99-turn Tianmen Mountain road.

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And in the end, Tung triumphed, maintaining an average speed of 42.8 miles per hour throughout the entirety of the course, completing his time in 9:51, and smashing the Ferrari's record by 40 seconds.

"I am used to the high speeds of racing but these 99 turns were something unique". Also, changes to the damping hardware have improved the SVR's turn-in, mid-corner grip and body control over the standard Range Rover Sport.

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