Land Rover unveils film documenting Empty Quarter challenge

Article by Anita Panait, on December 17, 2013

Land Rover has unveiled an exclusive new short film that documents the Empty Quarter challenge that the new Range Rover Sport recently took. The documentary film tracks the team's goal to cross the Empty Quarter -- an 849km journey from Wadi Adda Wasir in Saudi Arabia to the border of the United Arab Emirates -- at the fastest time possible.

The team completed the challenge in 10 just hours and 22 minutes, at an average speed of 51.87 mph (81.87 km/h). The documentary film features remarkable footage from inside and outside the vehicle. It also features shots of the environment that the team encountered while tackling the Empty Quarter.

The film provides a glimpse on how the Range Rover Sport took the desert flats at full speed and tackled the steep sand dunes, as well as how it navigated hordes of obstacles that the Empty Quarter could offer.  The team also had to endure sand storms, immense heat and punishing jumps.

The documentary likewise shows behind-the-scenes footage of the new Range Rover Sport's pilot, Moi Torrallardona – showing the physical and mental endurance he showed during the drive. “The Empty Quarter was an incredible challenge and one that will live with me for the rest of my life," Torrallardona said, adding that the Range Rover Sport was the "ideal tool for conquering the desert and it is great to be able to relive the challenge through this short documentary."

The Empty Quarter challenge was completed using a standard production new Range Rover Sport powered by a 510PS 5.0-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine, running on standard tires. The only modification to the vehicle was only for safety reason -- the installation of an underbody protection plate.  The vehicle was showcased at the Dubai Motor Show on November 5, two days after it conquered the Empty Quarter. [source: Land Rover]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

There is no denying that the new BMW M760Li xDrive really sits at the acme of the German premium carmaker’s 7-Series family. Along with its powerful and confident performance --...
by - March 1, 2017
A nude show can’t get any better than this. As we wait for Koenigsegg to launch the company’s official configurator online, several of its employees have already given us a...
by - March 1, 2017
t seems as if something had flown out of the drawing board. Kind of. Before the Korean carmaker holds its official debut this year, sketches of the updated 2018 Hyundai...
by - February 28, 2017
At the 2017 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, SEAT gave the public a taste of what it believes is the future of driving. For the company, this is about...
by - February 28, 2017
It was in April of last year when Honda first revealed plans that it was planning to build a plug-in hybrid version of the Clarity. There will also be an...
by - February 28, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries