Range Rover Sport SVR tackles replica Silverstone race track on frozen lake
Land Rover has taken its Range Rover Sport SVR to Sweden and raced on a full-size replica Silverstone race track carved into a frozen lake.
LAND ROVER ambassador and polar explorer, Ben Saunders, has done something we’d all give our left legs to do… drive a Range Rover SVR on ice. The surface, not the drug.
Yep, Land Rover’s boffins carved a full-size replica of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit into a frozen lake, Lake Udjar in Sweden. In a new video, Land Rover shows how Ben, under the tutelage of Land Rover Experience instructor and former rally champion, Finland’s Minna Sillankorva, races the 405kW Range Rover Sport SVR around the icy track.
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer 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.”
Ben Saunders, said: “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.”
Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever produced and accelerates from 0-100kph in just 4.7 seconds. It is the first model to wear the SVR designation being adopted by future Land Rover and Jaguar high performance models.