Land Rover has released an entertaining clip with a Range Rover Sport SVR being driven on an ice-carved replica of the Silverstone track.
The fastest SUV on the Nordschleife made the trip to near the Arctic Circle where Land Rover created a full-size replica of the Silverstone circuit on the Lake Udjaur’s ice. On this occasion, Land Rover Ambassador and polar explorer, Ben Saunders, traveled to the icy Silverstone to check out how the car handles on a slippery surface. He received valuable tips from Land Rover Experience Instructor and former rally champion, Minna Sillankorva.
The high-performance SUV with its Terrain Response 2 system ensured optimal traction thanks to a permanent four-wheel drive system and a two-speed transfer case. This hardware arrangement grants a flexible torque distribution as up to 100% can be sent to either axle depending on the road. It also comes with a Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential which sends the torque to the rear wheel with the most traction.
And let’s not forget about the engine, a meaty V8 5.0-liter supercharged unit with 550 PS (405 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. It might be big and heavy, but the Range Rover Sport SVR rockets to 60 mph (96 km/h) in four and a half seconds before topping out at an electronically-governed 162 mph (261 km/h).