2014 Range Rover Sport Sets Pikes Peak Record

2014 Range Rover Sport Sets Pikes Peak Record

Land Rover’s new Range Rover Sport crested Pikes Peak in 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds yesterday to claim a new record. 

The time is good enough to top any other production-standard SUV’s race up the 12.42-mile road and even tops the record for any production-standard vehicle. Of course, there needs to be that sort of a disclaimer when a collective body of lunatics compete to see how quickly they can reach the top in race cars every year.

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Stunt driver Paul Dallenbach piloted the car through its 156-turn journey and averaged 59.17 mph. He set that record in the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 version of the Range Rover.

The record was timed and sanctioned by Pikes Peak International Hill Climb organizers.

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