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Range Rover Sport SVR sets Tianmen Road record

Usually big, heavy and focused on carrying plenty of people, luggage and caravans, performance is usually well down on the priority list.

The new Range Rover Sport SVR has set a lap record of 9 minutes and 51 seconds, with an average speed of 68.8 km/h. As a reminder, the eight-cylinder mill produces 575 metric horsepower and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, allowing the performance SUV to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (0-60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds) and reach a top speed of 280km/h (174mph). Range Rover Sport SVR is further fixed with automatic transmission of eight-speed and also with an all-wheel driving system.

Watch Range Rover Sport SVR record run up China's 99-turn Tianmen Road originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:20:00 EDT.

"I am used to the high speeds of racing but these 99 turns were something unique", he said.

Equally enticing is the sound of the SVR's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine as the SUV charges up the mountain.

Experience the exhilaration of the most powerful Range Rover ever. This isn't the only stunt that Land Rover did in China, since the Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid recently climbed the 999 steps leading to China's Heaven's Gate. "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". The PHEV made its debut in a race against two-time open-water swimming world champion Keri-anne Payne and endurance athlete Ross Edgley in Devon, UK. The rest of the SUV is overhauled by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team, enhancing everything from the brakes, the aero for the body, cooling, and suspension to help with overall performance.

The record-breaking journey included mind-boggling angles of up to 45-degrees along "Dragon Road".

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