Range Rover Sport’s Peake Performance

McDonald Land Rover Range Rover Sport Pike's Peak

Range Rover Sport Dominates At Pike’s Peak

So finally, the Range Rover Sport can justify its moniker.

Yes, it can Range. And it can Rove. And it’s horrifically expensive. We knew it was a Range Rover.

What we weren’t sure of was whether it was, in schoolboy terms, one of the kids you fought to pick first or last for your footy team.

And it’s a winner! Not only was the Range Rover Sport chosen as the official Pace Car, it dominated the Production SUV class with a time of 12:35.61 for the 12.42 mile circuit. The 5.0L Supercharged V8 kicked out 510PS and hurled the Range Rover Sport up a mountain so high (4300m) that as it crossed the finishing line there was less than 60% of the oxygen we take for granted at sea level.

American Pikes Peak specialist Paul Dallenbach, who piloted the beast, said:

There’s no margin for error at Pikes Pike – you only need to misjudge one of those 156 turns and you’re into the trees or over the edge of the mountain. To take on this place the way I did today, you need complete confidence in your vehicle, and the Range Rover Sport sure gave me that – it’s fast, responsive and agile. I was able to place the car exactly where I wanted it on the road to keep to the optimum high-speed lines through corners. This is a hugely capable vehicle and I’m proud to have been part of demonstrating that by setting a new Pikes Peak record

Courtesy of the Land Rover website www.landrover.com

Sebastian Loeb currently holds the internal combustion record of 8:13.878 in a modified Peugeot 208. No, really he does and it really was. Quite heavily.

Here’s Jaguar Land Rover‘s promotional video to help your daydreaming.

Now go to our webshop and buy something. Ta.

www.mcdonaldlandrover.co.uk or see me on Google+

This article was written by Rupert Astbury


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