2014 Range Rover Sport Prototype Crashed at Nurburgring
Jaguar Land Rover has an established test center located near the famous German track we just mentioned. Every new car they make is tested there, and that includes the SUVs of course.
Most recently, the new Range Rover Sport started preparing for its big debut later this year by rolling out onto the famous tarmac. But things really didn't go according to plan.
According to Bridge to Gantry, the SUV prototype crashed at Breidscheid bridge. Breidscheid is the lowest point on the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife. Big crowds usually gather watch the left turn onto the concrete walled bridge, since cars sometimes clip the curb and crash there. The damage isn't that severe, but a wheel seems to have come off and the suspension might be broken. Thankfully, the driver is OK, having sustained no physical damage whatsoever.
There are no up-close photos of the SUV's front end to confirm out theory, but the test vehicle could be the rumored Range Rover Sport R-S model we spotted last week. This is supposed to be a 550 hp super-SUV that follows in the footsteps of the mightiest Jags sharing its engine, the XFR-S, XKR-S and XJS.