Coming up with out-of-the-box ideas to promote its technical prowess has now became a norm at JLR. The latest trick up its sleeve is a full scale replica of the Silverstone circuit which was carved on ice on Lake Udjaur, Sweden. The ice track which lies within the Arctic Circle is created specifically to demonstrate the Range Rover Sport SVR‘s dynamic and all-terrain capability.
The Sport SVR is the fastest and the powerful Land Rover ever built and is the first product under JLR’s SVR performance badge. The SUV proved its mettle on tarmac by lapping the unforgiving Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in record time. The Silverstone replica on ice serves as a true test to the performance SUV’s electronic gadgetry.
Driven by Land Rover ambassador and polar explorer Ben Saunders, the 550 PS mammoth made the task hand much easier that it appears. The driver was instructed by Land Rover Experience instructor and former rally champion, Minna Sillankorva of Finland. Mr. Saunders was no doubt absolutely smitten by the Range Rover Sport SVR’s capabilities.
The car’s exceptional dynamics on ice is made possible by the Terrain Response System 2.0 which calibrates various vehicle settings to suit the terrain on real-time basis, electronic clutch for the cetre differential (which can send up to 100% to either axle under extreme conditions), full time four-wheel drive, lockable rear differential and torque vectoring by braking.