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Land Rover and Terry Grant have smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest mile in a car on two wheels at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

17 Jul 2018 | International News : U.K.



Land Rover and Terry Grant smashed a world record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant's new two minute 24.5 second run up the famous hillclimb broke his old record for a mile (1.6km) travelled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.

Grant managed to smash his previous record by more than 30 seconds
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 100km/h on Goodwood's famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.

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

The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 567bhp performance sport utility vehicle, capable of 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 280km/h. Range Rover only required one modification for the world record run; a tweak to the car's differential to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground.

Grant is a multiple world record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, he has bested a two minute 55 second run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.

The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. The parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain's most iconic automotive brands.

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