Range Rover Sport PHEV climbs the Gate of Heaven
Range Rover Sport PHEV becomes the first SUV able to climb the Gate of Heaven. This is how is defined the rock arch attainable through a towering staircase of 999 steps at 45 degrees in the first world challenge built along the way of the Dragon, in the Chinese province of Hunan.
The high-performance petrol-electric-powered SUV has shown all its dynamic capabilities on one of the most challenging roads in the world.
The driver Ho-Pin Tung, winner of Le Mans and test driver of the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team, led the vehicle that built this exploit.
Range Rover Sport PHEV is the first plug-in hybrid of Land Rover and combines a 2.0-liter petrol engine of the Ingenium family with 300-hp with a 116-hp electric one for a total system power of 404 hp.