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Range Rover Sport Sets Pikes Peak record

Toni Avery
Jun 7, 2013

The all-new Range Rover Sport has out shinned all other standard production vehicles with a new record. Racing up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course, the new Sport not only broke the long standing production-standard vehicle record, but also the production- standard SUV record. Completing the 12.42-mile asphalt course in just 12:35.61 with an average speed of 59.17mph.

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The 510hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine raced to the top through 156 corners, up to 14110-feet above sea level. Still not impressed? Well the oxygen level at that elevation is about 58%, which diminishes engine and driver performance, making the task doubly hard. Piloting the vehicle was American competition and stunt driver Paul Dallenbach. Who's won his division at the Hill Climb six times and the overall event three times.

Dallenbach said, "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."

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