Range Rover Sport PHEV Climbs to Heaven’s Gate
Range Rover Sport PHEV Climbs to Heaven’s Gate! The Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) climbed a dizzying 99 turns and 999 daunting steps, completing a world-first at one of China’s most famous landmarks, Heaven’s Gate. The PHEV powertrain gives the Range Rover Sport a zero-emission EV range of up to 50km when fully charged, but Ho-Pin Tung used its advanced 300PS Ingenium petrol engine and 116PS electric motor to make short work of the road section of the challenge.
“I’ve experienced Formula E, Formula 1 and won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans but this was without doubt one of the most demanding driving challenges I’ve ever faced. The Range Rover Sport PHEV performed brilliantly as it inspired real confidence on the mountain road and climbed the stairs up to Heaven’s Gate effortlessly.” – Ho-pin Tung, Le Mans Class-Winner and Panasonic Jaguar Racing Reserve
“This was the hardest Range Rover Sport challenge I’ve ever been involved with because, until we reached the top, we couldn’t categorically say we would succeed. By making it to the summit, we’ve proven the phenomenal capability of the Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid like never before – with a genuine world first.” – Phil Jones, Land Rover Experience Expert
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