30/11/15: Embracing the Arctic Circle in order to take on the driving challenge of a lifetime, Land Rover Ambassador Ben Saunders has tackled the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit. This is no regular test drive, however – the circuit has been carved entirely out of ice, in order to replicate the iconic track in some seriously challenging conditions.
Land Rover have released a film to document the polar explorer’s journey from ice driving beginner to fully-fledged pro, while taking on the circuit which was moulded out of the snow on Lake Udjaur, Sweden. Completing the challenge in Land Rover’s performance favourite, the 550PS Range Rover Sport, Saunders also had Land Rover Experience instructor and former rally champion, Finland’s Minna Sillankorva, on hand to make the most of the icy adventure.
With experience leading expeditions to both the North and South Pole, Saunders is no stranger to an oppressive climate, but the involvement of the LR Sport certainly added an extra level of exhilaration.
“I had an amazing day,” exclaimed Saunders. “It was my first time driving on ice and the most fun I’ve had on four wheels. The performance of the Range Rover Sport SVR is simply breathtaking and its poise in the corners was astounding given the slippery conditions.”
Land Rover’s Terrain Repsonse® 2 is the perfect companion for driving in extreme conditions, equipped with permanent four-wheel drive, two speed transfer case, a 50/50 percent torque split and an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. Created by engineering experts, the LR Sport boasts the most practical and enjoyable all-terrain driving experience, perfect for adventurers everywhere.
The only way to discover what the Range Rover Sport is really like is to take a test drive. We would be delighted to arrange this for you (either from the showroom, your office or home).