Ben Saunders Tackles Ice Driving

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Land Rover Ambassador as well as polar explorer, Ben Saunders, swapped his snowshoes for winter tyres to put the Range Rover Sport SVR through its paces at a unique yet familiar test track near the Arctic Circle.

A brand-new film released by Land Rover charts the earth famous adventurer’s journey coming from ice driving novice to experienced veteran in Arjeplog, Sweden, on a full-scale replica of the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit carved inside snow on Lake Udjaur.

With instruction coming from Land Rover Experience instructor as well as former rally champion, Finland’s Minna Sillankorva, Ben tackles the unique challenge of driving on ice behind the wheel of Land Rover’s performance flagship, the 550PS Range Rover Sport, complete with its thrilling V8 soundtrack.

Range Rover Sport SVR can be the fastest as well as most powerful Land Rover to date, capable of accelerating coming from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds. the idea can be the first type to wear the SVR designation which will be adopted by future Land Rover as well as Jaguar high performance versions.

Ben Saunders, who has led expeditions to both the North as well as South Poles, said: “Obviously, I had an amazing day. the idea was my first time driving on ice as well as the most fun I’ve had on four-wheels. The performance of the Range Rover Sport SVR can be simply breathtaking as well as its poise inside corners was astounding given the slippery conditions.”

You can see the video of Ben putting the Range Rover Sport SVR through the course here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNz6l6F0jZU&feature=youtu.be.

by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles



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