As If it needed to prove the credentials of the Range Rover Sport after the Colorado Climax of winning their class at Pike’s Peak, Land Rover have decided to race around some more dusty tracks.
This coming week, Land Rover will attempt to set the fastest recorded time for a land vehicle crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ – one of the harshest and most challenging desert environments on the planet, using a standard production New Range Rover Sport…
…The driver will be Moi Torrallardona, a 47 year-old Spanish off-road racer with extensive experience of the Dakar Rally, in which he competed for ten successive years with a best finish of 6th overall.
A dangerously arid climate with no reliable water sources and an ever-shifting terrain, the Empty Quarter in the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most treacherous terrains man and machine could face. The driving conditions will be incredibly harsh, with temperatures of over 50 degrees C in the day and towering sand dunes stretching 850ft into the air.
We’re gearing up for mud and hypothermia rather than dust and sunburn.
Good luck to them, from all here.
If you would like help with your Range Rover Sport, pop along to our webshop and we’ll sell you some stuff; go faster stuff, go muddier stuff, go higher stuff or even bling-tastic stuff. We’re stuff experts. When the going gets stuff…
- Out With The Old (mcdonald4x44x4.wordpress.com)
- Spyshots: Range Rover Sport RS on Nurburgring (autoevolution.com)
- Official: Range Rover Sport claims record for crossing Arabia’s Empty Quarter (autoblog.com)
- Range Rover Sport Crosses Empty Quarter Desert in 10 Hours [Photo Gallery] (autoevolution.com)
- Land Rover Goes Green (mcdonald4x44x4.wordpress.com)
- The Range Rover Sport Set a Record on the Arabian Peninsula’s Empty Quarter (complex.com)
- Range Rover Sport is King of Hill and Desert (sirakhil.wordpress.com)
- The Range Rover Sport crossed the Arabian desert in 10 hours and 22 minutes (technologyka.wordpress.com)
- Range Rover Sport RS and Evoque RS spotted at the ‘Ring (worldcarfans.com)
This article was written by Rupert Astbury