Advertisement

Why ads?
Popular at KBB.com
  • 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000
  • 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000
  • The 40 MPG Cars of 2014
  • 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

2014 Range Rover Sport HSE sets new Pikes Peak speed mark

By Bob Nagy on June 7, 2013 11:13 PM
Share this article
2014 Range Rover Sport HSE sets new Pikes Peak speed mark2014 Range Rover Sport HSE sets new Pikes Peak speed mark 12014 Range Rover Sport HSE sets new Pikes Peak speed mark 2

While the 2013 version of the annual "Race to the Clouds" won't take place until the end of the month, Land Rover has just put its name in the official record books courtesy of a 2014 Ranger Rover Sport HSE that set a new time mark for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle, while also shattering the record for any kind of production-standard vehicle. Driven by Pikes Peak ace, Paul Dallanbach, who already has six category and three overall wins in the event, the record-setting Range Rover Sport was bone stock save for a bolt-in roll cage and competition-style seat harnesses.

Also: 10 Best Luxury SUVs of 2013

Powered by a 510-horsepower supercharged V8, the Range Rover Sport HSE completed the serpentine 12.42-mile course with its 156 corners and 4,720 feet of elevation changes in 12:35.61, averaging 59.17 mph. Dallenbach's performance in the Range Rover Sport HSE was officially timed and verified by the independent PPIHC (Pikes Peak International Hill Climb) organizers, who sanction the annual competition at the Colorado venue.

Also: 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs of 2013

According to Land Rover, this is only the first in what will be several global driving challenges it plans during the coming year. The goal is to show the Range Rover Sport HSE's exceptional capabilities when subjected to "a series of the most punishing drives to be found on earth."

You Should Also Know...

The performance-oriented Audi SQ5 SUV goes on sale here this fall

The BMW Concept X4 previews the automaker's next SAV

the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC SUV is a super-value

 

 

Share this article
See if you qualify for
up
to
Cash Back
on a new
Details