2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport pace car review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 5 July 2013 , 13:07:29 byEmil

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport pace car

As it turns out, the all-new Range Rover Sport has been confirmed as the official Pace Car at the Pikes Peak International Hill climb. The annual event will take place in Colorado, USA and it is famous for its spectacular location and unforgiving nature. A bit earlier last month, the model managed to obtain a new best time up the hill for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle and broke the long standing record for any type of production-standard vehicle. The Pikes Peak race includes 12.42 mile course which has 156 corners and ascends from 9.390 feet above sea level to 14.110 feet in only 12 minutes 35.61 seconds, from a standing start of 59.17 mph. The record has been set in a Range Rover Sport vehicle which has received power from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine capable of generating 510 PS. The Pace Car has been driven by Gay Smith. This year, there have been 157 competitors with drivers and riders from 16 nations and the entry is headlined by World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held every year. The first run took place in 1916 and it is the second-oldest motorsport event in the USA. The all-new Range Rover Sport is capable of delivering the best-ever on-board dynamics together with class-leading, genuine Land-Rover all-terrain capability. The model can appear to have a more muscular exterior, a more luxurious interior and flexible as well thanks to the option of occasional third row seating. Thanks to the first-in-class aluminum architecture, the Range Rover Sport achieves a weight saving of more than 420 kg. These were all the details revealed on the matter fro the moment, but the show continues and so, we will come back with more spicy details soon.