Range Rover Sport Bombs Down Inferno Mürren Downhill Ski Course
Slick Surfaces, Pro Driving Push Stock SUV to the Limit
Professional racing driver (and former “Stig”) Ben Collins took a near-stock Range Rover Sport SUV to the limit in Switzerland in a video published by Land Rover. It's not the first extreme task the company has called upon its swift SUV to do, but as seen in the video, it's an exciting obstacle to be sure.
Blitzing down the Inferno Murren downhill ski course, Collins and the Range Rover covered the 14.9-km distance in about 21 minutes and 36 seconds, a pace that seems slow until one looks at the terrain the SUV traversed. The course starts at more than 9,000 feet, dropping more than 6,500 feet on up to 75-percent inclines. It’s not all on smooth pavement either. It’s not even on dirt or gravel, as much of the course traverses wet grass, a surface with even less grip than bare ice.
The video shows a clearly taxed Range Rover Sport, with its suspension bounding up and down far more than would be comfortable for a normal driver. Indeed, even Collins himself appears focused on keeping the SUV planted to the course rather than turning in a good time. Nevertheless, at an average speed of more than 25 mph through the curvy, slippery route, Collins proves the Range Rover Sport is capable of some extreme work, to say nothing of the more reasonable tasks of most luxury SUV buyers.
In addition to the video of the feat, check out the behind-the-scenes video below for even more on the Range Rover Sport.
Source: Land Rover, via YouTube