He made his world premiere with record climbing, climbing the flooded stream of a giant dam. The dam is that of the Kárahnjúkar hydroelectric power plant, officially called Fljótsdalur Power Station, in the municipality of Fljótsdalshérað in eastern Iceland, designed to produce 4,600 gigawatt hours per year for Alcoa’s Fjarðaál aluminum smelter, 75 kilometers east in Reyðarfjörður.
The epic climbing saw the New Range Rover Sport withstand a rushing torrent of water flowing down the dam ramp at a rate of 750 tons per minute. A single loss of traction would have plunged the car into the abyss, but the New Range Rover Sport never broke and the spillway climb was first projected at an exclusive launch event at Advanced Product Creation. Jaguar Land Rover Center in Gaydon, UK. Behind the wheel, Jessica Hawkins, James Bond’s official stunt driver, who completed the latest in a sensational series of challenges for Land Rover’s luxury SUV. The Range Rover Sport has in fact previously completed a series of record-breaking feats such as a record-breaking climb to Pikes Peak, the first ever recorded desert crossing of the “Empty Quarter” in the Arabian Peninsula and the first ascent of the 999 steps leading to the Heaven’s Gate in China in 2018. The ascent of the spillway was the last obstacle on the complicated path from the valley floor to the top of the dam, crossing a flooded river bed, long and steep tunnels and the same rock face of the dam of 40 degrees. The 294m stretch of spillway had water rushing furiously along its 90m drop, which put a strain on traction and also on driver safety.
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