Watch This Hybrid Range Rover SUV Climb 999 Steps Up A 45-Degree Angle Mountain In China

The Range Rover Sport PHEV successfully completed the Dragon Challenge at Heaven’s Gate, on Tianmen Mountain, China. The challenge consisted of climbing 999 steps at a 45 degrees angle. It began at the bottom of the Tianmen Mountain Road, which has a stairway and 99 dizzying turns. The hybrid SUV is the first vehicle to climb the stairs. Professional racing driver Ho-Pin Tung was behind the wheel. To tackle the road the car was set to 'Dynamic Mode' which sharpens the throttle, changes gears in high revs, and also engages dampeners so the car stays planted. The Range Rover Sport has a 300PS Ingenium petrol engine as well as a 116PS electric motor. Together they produce 404bhp and 500Nm of torque. -------------------------------------------------- Follow Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.

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