Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Watch a Range Rover Sport Bomb Down a Famous Alpine Ski Course
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Watch a Range Rover Sport Bomb Down a Famous Alpine Ski Course

With former Stig Ben Collins behind the wheel

Alex Nishimoto
Nov 8, 2016

There are certain parts of the world that automobiles just aren't meant to go. The Inferno Mrren downhill ski course in Switzerland was one. That is, until stunt driver and former "Top Gear" Stig Ben Collins took on the challenge in a Range Rover Sport.

In a video produced by Jaguar Land Rover, Collins attempts to complete the 14.9-kilometer (9.2-mile) course, which has up to a 75-percent grade, in an SUV weighing more than 5,000 pounds. The run was inspired by the Mrren downhill race that was founded in 1928. That event sees skiers begin at the peak of the Schilthorn, a mountain in the Alps with an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet, and snake their way down through changing conditions to the finish at the bottom of the valley. For Collins' attempt there's not much snow on the course, but there is ice, loose gravel, mud, grass, and other types of tricky terrain.

Range Rover Sport on Murren Inferno downhill course Photo 2/2   |   Range Rover Sport on Murren Inferno downhill course

"One of the secrets of Inferno is never brake," Inferno race president Christoph Egger says in the video. "Braking means losing." That may have an entirely different meaning when it comes to competitive skiing, but here it also applies: brake too abruptly on this steep a grade and things could get out of hand very fast. At the end of the run Collins says the stunt is "the hardest thing [he's] ever done."

Watch Collins barrel down the mountain in a Range Rover Sport in the video below.

Source: Land Rover via YouTube

By Alex Nishimoto
202 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

From the moment Chris Huitron saw a brochure for the fifth-gen Prelude in 1997, he knew there was no other car crush that could compare.
Micah WrightApr 24, 2019
The same group that brought us a Honda Civic Type R with gold bodywork is now showing off a life-size Lego version of the sports car.
Kelly PleskotApr 24, 2019
The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante drop-top offers the same stunning good looks and hair-tousling performance as the coupe
Conner GoldenApr 24, 2019
The stuff dreams are of
Bradley IgerApr 23, 2019
A Voltex-clad purpose-built road course warrior with aspirations on becoming one of the fastest S2000s in the world.
Sam DuApr 22, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP