As usual, the new Range Rover Sport is capable of things that only a brand like Land Rover can put it through.

By now, it’s well known that Land Rover goes to great lengths to prove just what the Range Rover Sport is capable of. In the past, the mid-size luxury SUV set a record at Pikes Peak, completed the first recorded crossing of the Arabian Peninsula’s “Empty Quarter” desert, and climbed the 999 steps to China’s Heaven’s Gate. Now, the third generation of the Range Rover  Sport gets introduced with a new stunt, and this is one of the highest stakes, daring ones yet.

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Land Rover has decided to show off the capabilities of its newest Range Rover Sport by having James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins take the SUV from the valley floor near the Karahnjukar Damn in Iceland all the way up and over the dam’s spillway, which is the biggest of its kind in the world. Not only did it have to brave the torrential flowing water of the spillway, but it also had to wade a riverbed, traverse a rocky dam wall, and navigate a dark tunnel. Nevertheless, the Range Rover Sport succeeded, with the help of both Jessica Hawkins’s driving skills and the Range Rover Sport’s new innovations. These include a new Dynamic Air Suspension with switchable volume air springs, twin-valve active dampers, all-wheel steering, and the Range Rover Sport’s new MLA-Flex architecture, standing for Modular Longitudinal Architecture, which allows for more dynamics than the Range Rover Sport has ever been capable of before.

Newly available is a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that gives the Range Rover Sport 523 horsepower, making it capable of a 4.3-second 0-60 time, and Land Rover promises that an all-electric Range Rover Sport will be available in 2024. The new interior features the classic Range Rover look, however now with a 13.1-inch haptic touchscreen that controls the vehicle settings with intelligence that actively personalizes the interface. The new Range Rover Sport is available to order now, and after seeing its Icelandic journey, it might just be the best one yet.

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