A few weeks ago we told you about a new challenge the Range Rover Sport is quietly taking on. The car was set to cross the Empty Quarter in the Arabian Desert – one of the harshest and most challenging desert environments on the planet. Well, it’s done it, and it’s done it in record time.
A factory standard Range Rover Sport driven by Moi Torrallardona, a 47 year-old Spanish off-road racer, crossed the desert from Wadi Adda Wasir in Saudi Arabia to the border of the United Arab Emirates in 10 hours and 22 minutes at an average speed of 51.87 mph (81.87 km/h), covering a distance of 849km.
Along the way he encountered ever shifting terrain, rocky patches, sand dunes, and temperatures exceeding 50°C, all the time worried about the fact that there is no reliable water source anywhere in this godforsaken place.
The Sport’s conquering of the Empty Quarter is another feather in its cap, which is turning into a major plumage really! A while back the car set a speed record at Pikes Peak.
The new Range Rover Sport’s accomplishments will soon be documented in a short film.