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Range Rover Sport SVR sets stunt record

Land Rover and Terry Grant smash world record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

A Range Rover Sport SVR driven by Terry Grant smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest mile in a car on two wheels at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Terry’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke his previous best time, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.

He snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Terry managed to complete.

The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run – a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground (both of which were pumped up to 90PSI). Terry then flipped the SUV up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp and he was away.

“It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other,” explained stunt sriver Terry.

“You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”

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