Range Rover Sport in the Empty Quarter – did it go over anything that wasn’t flat?

I I can’t wait to see more footage of the recent Range Rover Sport’s ten hour crossing of the Empty Quarter.

This footage shows it driving very fast across some flat desert. I have had the privilege of doing this in a 2009 Range Rover. I was doing 120kmph across a mix of gatch and softer sand and it was fantastic. Smooth, quiet and comfortable.

As soon as we went over a small dune, later in the day, the front bumper was torn off and the window washer exposed.

I just can’t see how, without customised bumpers and different tires, these cars can do anything remotely ‘off road’ in the desert – sand and mud and rocks maybe, but not across the dunes.

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