New Range Rover Sport crosses the 'Empty Quarter" desert in a record time

Following the new speed record at Pikes Peak, the new Range Rover Sport has set another fastest recorded time for a land vehicle crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’.

The Empty Quarter – or Rub’ al Khali – is the largest sand desert in the world and the second largest desert after the Sahara. With temperatures exceeding 50°C and an ever-shifting terrain, it provides a true test for man and machine.

The New Range Rover Sport managed to conquer the challenging 800 km desert drive in 10 hours, 22 minutes with off-road racer Moi Torrallardona behind the wheel – a driver with more than 10 years’ experience of the Dakar Rally.

The journey from Wadi Adda Wasir in Saudi Arabia to the border of the United Arab Emirates covered a total distance of 849 km and it took 10 hours and 22 minutes at an average speed of 51.87 mph.

The team used a standard 503bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 model with the only modification to the vehicle was the fitment of an underbody protection plate.


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