Range Rover Sport pace car unveiled for Pikes Peak [video]

Land Rover has unveiled their Range Rover Sport pace car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Land Rover has unveiled their Range Rover Sport pace car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The company didn't have much to say about the model but it appears to be a range-topping Autobiography variant that features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 510 HP (375 kW) and 625 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque. This should enable the pace car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Despite seeming unfit for pace car duties, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged recently became the fastest production SUV to ever climb the mountain. It finished the 12.42 mile (20 km) long course in 12:35.61 with an average speed of 59.17 mph (95.23 km/h).

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