The new generation of the Range Rover Sport has recently set a new record at Pikes Peak for the quickest hill climb in a production SUV.
The 2014 Range Rover Sport is the fastest ever production SUV, after setting a new record at Pikes Peak, for the quickest hill climb. The British vehicle has been driven by Paul Dallenbach, who won his division at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb six times.
“There’s no margin for error at Pikes Pike – you only need to misjudge one of those 156 turns and you’re into the trees or over the edge of the mountain. To take on this place the way I did today, you need complete confidence in your vehicle, and the Range Rover Sport sure gave me that – it’s fast, responsive and agile. I was able to place the car exactly where I wanted it on the road to keep to the optimum high-speed lines through corners. This is a hugely capable vehicle and I’m proud to have been part of demonstrating that by setting a new Pikes Peak record”, said Dallenbach.
The model used was a 2014 Range Rover Sport, equipped with the 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine. The unit is good for 510 HP. The popular SUV ran the 12.42 mile course in just 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds, with an average speed of 59.17 mph. The new Range Rover Sport has become the fastest ever SUV to set a record on the Pikes Peak hill climb.