Range Rover Sport Pike Peak Pace Car Unveiled

Land Rover has revealed the Range Rover Sport pace car that will open the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year.
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Already the fastest production SUV to ever climb the Colorado mountain, with a course time of 12m35.61s, the 2014 Range Rover Sport will handle pace car duties with a 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood.

Rated at 510 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque (625 Nm), the range-topping mill enable the SUV to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 5.3 second. To celebrate the event, the company published a documentary film which shows the Range Rover Sport's record-run at the American course.

The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is scheduled to take place Sunday, June 30. This year's event has attracted 157 competitors from 16 nations.

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