Tianmen road looks like something you’d expect to see in a Fast & Furious film or Initial D episode. Its 99 turns cut into the side of the Chinese mountains, with concrete guards protecting the drivers from falling off the side of the mountain. Tianmen road is both beautiful and quite frightening if you’re scared of heights. But that didn’t stop Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung from racing the new Range Rover Sport SVR across the road for a new unofficial record time of 9 minutes and 51 seconds. This record beats out the previous record of 10 minutes and 31 seconds, set by a Ferrari 458 Italia in 2016.
Onboard Video (Check those tight turns!)
“I am used to the high speeds of racing but these 99 turns were something unique. Maintaining concentration was the biggest challenge as the road twists and turns constantly, with huge drop-offs to the side,” said Tung, regarding the record-breaking drive. “The consequences of getting it wrong would have been really serious so I focused on establishing a rhythm and the Range Rover Sport SVR made this easy – it may be an SUV but it has the performance and agility of a supercar and can take you to places a supercar can only dream of.”