Land Rover Defender Menang Sebagai Kenderaan Sokongan Perlumbaan Red Bull X-Alps Yang Mencabar
SUV kekal bersama para atlet dari awal hingga akhir
Dengan atribut seperti muatan maksimum hingga 900 kg, kapasiti penarik 3,500 kg dan kedalaman randuk hingga 900 mm, kita tahu bahawa Land Rover Defender baharu adalah off-roader yang sangat mampu. Tetapi seperti kata pepatah: Bukti dengan nyata bukan sekadar kata-kata..
Dalam perlumbaan pengembaraan Red Bull X-Alps yang baru saja berakhir, armada 12 Defenders diuji kerana mereka ditugaskan sebagai kenderaan sokongan yang membawa khemah, bekalan dan peralatan untuk atlet yang bersaing dan juga kru mereka. Secara keseluruhan, Defender menempuh jarak lebih dari 50,000 km dan menaiki setara 150,000 meter menegak di lima negara.
Dipuji sebagai perlumbaan pengembaraan paling mencabar di dunia, perlumbaan Red Bull X-Alps menghendaki para peserta untuk hiking, berlari, mendaki gunung dan paraglide sejauh 1,200 km dalam keadaan alpine yang berbahaya. Acara tahun ini menyaksikan Christian Maurer meraih kemenangan ketujuh setelah menamatkan perlumbaan dalam lapan hari, enam jam, 30 minit, dan 28 saat.
Inilah siaran media Land Rover dengan lebih maklumat:
A fleet of new Land Rover Defenders travelled more than 50,000km
and climbed the equivalent of 150,000 vertical metres across five countries to support competitors in the Red Bull X-Alps race. Defender demonstrated its capability and durability alongside Christian Maurer, who won the race for an incredible seventh time.
The fleet of 12 Defenders played a crucial role in the world’s toughest adventure race, with athletes battling across more than 1,200km of wild Alpine terrain by hiking, ultra-running, mountaineering and paragliding. Maurer completed the test of human endurance and stamina in eight days, six hours, 30 minutes, and 28 seconds.
The vehicles – each kitted out with an Autohome Roof Tent – carried supplies and equipment and were with athletes every step of the way, providing safe transport and shelter to aid them and their crew in their essential rest and recovery.
Laura Wood, Land Rover Head of Global PR Brand and Partnerships, said: “Land Rover has a rich history both competing in and supporting adventure and endurance races and the Defender took the demands of the Red Bull X-Alps 2021 completely in its stride.
“The event was a huge success, and it was great to be part of history as Christian [Maurer] won for an astonishing seventh time. We are delighted to have played a part in supporting his pursuit of victory, as well as aiding athletes and crew members throughout.”
Crew members tested the Defender’s expedition credentials to the extreme, taking full advantage of its 900kg maximum payload and dynamic roof load of 168kg. Terrain Response 2 technology – including world-first Configurable Terrain Response – allowed drivers to fine-tune the vehicle to suit both their driving preferences and the conditions.
Ulrich Grill, Race Organiser, said: “The Land Rover Defender’s ability to navigate treacherous conditions while carrying essential equipment and supplies was vitally important in keeping athletes and crew members safe at this year’s Red Bull X-Alps.
“The Defender excelled as a mobile base camp for athletes, providing them with the means to rest and recover at the end of every day. From negotiating treacherous bends and climbing daunting mountain passes, to providing a fast and comfortable ride on the German Autobahn, the Defender once again highlighted its versatility and capability in the most demanding conditions.”
Following its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019, new Defender has won more than 58 international awards, including the 2021 World Car Design of the Year title at the annual World Car Awards.