This crazy stunt has been performed by Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller and came to life starting from the Jeep concept that its vehicles can go anywhere and do anything.
Well, this has worked in their favor as this is the first instance an automaker is able to have one of its vehicles drive up and down an Olympic-standard white water course. The crazy idea was performed at the Cardiff International White Water Center in the United Kingdom where Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller took a Jeep renegade Trailhawk up and down the 820 foot long white water course. By the way, the challenge was pretty tough as the Renegade faced water flowing at a rate of more than 4.4 tons per second. “I’d never done anything like this before so when I arrived and saw the power and heard the noise of the water I was nervous.” But “Once I had driven into the course and got through the first few rapids the car felt great, really in control, and I started to relax and enjoy it,” says Fuller.
The Renegade Trailhawk is the off-road version of the model and as such comes with better ride height and special skid plates. The crossover also makes use of the Selec-Terrain system with a custom Rock mode and the Jeep Active Drive Low system with a 20:1 crawl ratio. In the US, the buyers can select a 2.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder engine delivering 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It has been mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and the all-wheel drive system is standard.