Ranger Rover Sport Crosses Empty Quarter DesertDecember 18th, 2013
Land Rover is subjecting their newest Range Rover Sport to a series of driving challenges to prove the vehicle’s off-road abilities. Fortunately for us, Land Rover documented the most recent challenge: the complete the fastest crossing ever of the Empty Quarter desert. The Empty Quarter desert happens to be the world’s largest sand desert, filled with treacherous terrain, violent sandstorms and unforgiving temperatures.
The Land Rover team was able to complete the 527 mile crossing in just 10 hours, 22 minutes, averaging over 50 miles per hour. The documentary film follows the challenge from both inside and outside the Range Rover Sport, across desert flats and down enormous sand dunes with 47-year-old Spanish off-road racer Moi Torrallardona behind the wheel.
The vehicle driven was a standard production Range Rover Sport, the only modification was the addition of an underbody protection plate. What an incredible feat for a production vehicle.