In the video below, you will see polar explorer along with former Finnish rally champion Minna Ben Saunders driving the most powerful Land Rover ever built, the Range Rover Sport SVR, on a special full-scale snow-carved replica of the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit!
The icy and quite slippery three and a half mile track was a challenging surface for the 542 horsepower V8-powered SVR, but Saunders was able to tackle the track with pure precision and expertise.
Saunders is an ambassador to Land Rover and a seasoned leader of expeditions to the North and South Poles, Saunders stated: “Obviously, I had an amazing day. It was my first time driving on ice and the most fun I’ve had on four-wheels. The performance of the Range Rover Sport SVR is simply breathtaking and its poise in the corners was astounding given the slippery conditions.”
The snowy track was made easier to navigate thanks to the off-road technology of the Terrain Response2 system, which automatically tailors a range of vehicle settings to suit the conditions, plus permanent four-wheel drive.
Mike Cross, chief engineer for vehicle integrity, said: “We pride ourselves on the all-terrain capability and composure of our vehicles, putting them through intensive hot and cold climate testing. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the most dynamic model we’ve ever produced and combining these qualities showcases the unique talents and expertise of our dedicated engineers.”
Dallas doesn’t get ice-covered roads too often during the winter months, but when we do it might be in your best interest to have a vehicle that will be able to handle those treacherous conditions as well as keep you and your loved ones safe. So call or stop by Land Rover Dallas today and let one of our highly trained and team members help get you behind the wheel of one of our premium luxury SUVs today!
To celebrate 45 glorious years of Range Rover, Land Rover has taken on the ultimate feat by driving its flagship vehicle over a bridge constructed entirely of paper!
The hand-built paper bridge took three days to construct and was freestanding, using no glue or bolts to hold it in place. The structure which spanned five meters was built in the ancient water city of Suzhou, which is famous for its bridges and nicknamed “Venice of the East.”
Artist and paper bridge designer, Steve Messam, said: “Paper structures capable of supporting people have been built before but nothing on this scale has ever been attempted. It’s pushing engineering boundaries, just like the Range Rover, and the ease and composure with which the vehicle negotiated the arch was genuinely breathtaking.”
Land Rover Experience Chief Instructor Chris Zhou was chosen to drive over the bridge, and used a variety of technologies such as All Terrain Progress Control to preserve the delicate fabric of the unique structure.
Nick Rogers, Director Group Engineering Jaguar Land Rover, said: “China is hugely important for Range Rover, so we have picked the perfect place to celebrate 45 years of our premium SUV family. Range Rover’s advanced lightweight body and peerless all-terrain capability were crucial factors in making this unique drive possible.”
Range Rover was the world’s first ever premium SUV when it debuted in 1970 and was the first vehicle to drive across the Darien Gap in Central America two years later. In 1989 it was first 4×4 to be fitted with ABS anti-lock brakes and introduced both Electronic Traction Control and electronic air suspension to the sector in 1992.
We invite you to pay us a visit here at Land Rover Dallas to feast your eyes upon the all new 2016 Range Rover, as well as our other award-winning luxury SUVs!
Well it looks like Land Rover has finally unveiled the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible with the Range Rover Evoque!
This ground breaking achievement will certainly boost the Evoque’s portfolio, and with the combination of its bold design and unsurpassed refinement, Land Rover promises to make this beauty the most capable all-season convertible ever produced.
The sophisticated fabric roof has a Z-fold mechanism that lays flush with the rear bodywork for a sleek, uncluttered appearance when lowered. The roof is the longest and widest currently fitted to any vehicle on sale today.
The fully-automated roof stows away in 18 seconds, and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 30mph. When closed it provides high standards of refinement with a layer of acoustic insulation ensuring interior comfort on a par with five-door Evoque. In addition, the position of the roof doesn’t affect loadspace, with a generous 251-litre boot offering unrivalled practicality for a convertible.
As far as safety is concerned, the Evoque will be equipped with a Roll-Over Protection Device featuring deployable roll-over bars hidden in the rear bodywork. It deploys two aluminum bars within 90 milliseconds in the unlikely event of a roll-over situation to create a survival space for occupants.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, commented: “Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a vehicle for all seasons. Its uniquely distinctive design and world-class engineering adds another dimension to the Range Rover family, further enhancing its desirability and appeal.”
The all new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be produced at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK, alongside the five door and Coupé bodystyles, and goes on sale starting in the Spring of 2016 in more than 170 markets worldwide.
Call Land Rover Dallas to get yourself on what is sure to be a very popular and prestigious list, for the long-awaited 2016 Range Rover Evoque convertible today!