New Range Rover Sport PHEV 2018 manages record breaking feat with Formula E driver.

A dizzying 99 turns and 999 daunting steps didn’t stop the new Range Rover Sport PHEV from completing a world-first at one of China’s most famous landmarks. The petrol-electric performance SUV has become the first vehicle to climb the stairs to the natural rock arch of Heaven’s Gate.

The challenge began at the bottom of the legendary 11.3km Tianmen Mountain Road (known as the Dragon Road).  The showroom standard Range Rover Sport P400e took on the demanding course, with Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Ho-Pin Tung behind the wheel and the Terrain Response 2 system in Dynamic mode. 

At the summit of the road, the Formula E driver optimised Terrain Response for the second part of the challenge, conquering the towering 45-degree staircase of 999 steps leading to China’s legendary Heaven’s Gate using a combination of Ingenium petrol and electric battery power. 

The new PHEV powertrain gives the Range Rover Sport a zero-emission EV range of up to 50km when fully charged but Ho-Pin Tung used its advanced 300PS Ingenium petrol engine and 116PS electric motor to make short work of the road section of the challenge. The performance SUV then showed its uncompromised all-terrain credentials by climbing the steep staircase to the natural rock arch.

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    • Sajid Khan
      Sajid Khan

      i do this in reverse gear

      about 2 hours ago
    • A lex Tv
      A lex Tv

      10min 6 Werbung ok

      about 3 hours ago
    • Chris Johns
      Chris Johns

      Yeah try downwards with full throttle

      about 4 hours ago
    • Immo Taly
      Immo Taly

      take it on a gravel road.

      about 5 hours ago
    • Cole Gardener
      Cole Gardener

      I want to try that, not gonna lie, looks like fun🤪

      about 5 hours ago
    • Antonella Ferrari
      Antonella Ferrari


      about 6 hours ago
    • letslifelaughluv

      Haha i was guessing he must be from the Netherlands, he has such a dutch accent when speaking english

      about 7 hours ago
    • IloveyoulikeXO

      Wow. Now i want one where he comes down in it

      about 7 hours ago
    • Elijah Li
      Elijah Li

      Range Rover always break down before 100 thousand miles.

      about 11 hours ago
    • x_s_h_n_x

      An Audi would do this in a second

      about 14 hours ago
    • Phuong Anh Tran
      Phuong Anh Tran

      Hope there are no damages

      about 15 hours ago
    • Gracias Totales
      Gracias Totales

      Y el carro lo van a bajar por partes?

      about 15 hours ago
    • 张Zhang戬Ray Jian
      张Zhang戬Ray Jian


      about 18 hours ago
    • sreenivas gani
      sreenivas gani

      Great technology... great

      about 19 hours ago
    • unknown person
      unknown person

      Me trying to find parking.

      about 20 hours ago
    • Олег Канашов
      Олег Канашов

      stop fooling people. this one is just a SUV, not a sportcar... be ohnest to people

      about 22 hours ago
    • Summer Hu
      Summer Hu

      I'm more curious about how this car would go down....🌚

      about 1 day ago
    • Enes Korkmaz
      Enes Korkmaz

      Onu oradan geri indirmesi var :D

      about 1 day ago
    • Zelda Kay
      Zelda Kay

      I literally have nightmares about this.....

      about 1 day ago
    • hemanth kumar
      hemanth kumar

      Where is the final BGM from?

      about 1 day ago
    • Benedict Joesuee
      Benedict Joesuee


      about 1 day ago
    • Alvaro Gil
      Alvaro Gil

      Lucky man. It did not break down.

      about 1 day ago
    • sasasa fdsafdsafsad
      sasasa fdsafdsafsad


      about 2 days ago
    • Greys

      this is just an ad for a car....... they probably didn't do it for real anyway. nobody can verify it anyway, since it's just an ad.

      about 2 days ago
    • Daouda Traore
      Daouda Traore


      about 2 days ago
    • Amber lin
      Amber lin

      Me ______GO TANGE ROVER!!!

      about 2 days ago
    • Aleksandar Djordjevic
      Aleksandar Djordjevic

      whats so special about it?

      about 2 days ago
    • crix

      electric motor but combustion engine sounds are played back?

      about 2 days ago
    • Huracan Evo
      Huracan Evo

      Are Lamborghini Lovers watches this???!! If you mad dont be.. cause im watching it too so were even..

      about 2 days ago
    • Dahman 111
      Dahman 111

      I bet a 999 girls climbed his pepe after this...

      about 3 days ago