New Range Rover Sport debuted by climbing up a flooded dam spillway in Iceland.

Range Rover Sport against a torrent of water flowing down the ramp of the Kárahnjúkar Dam, the biggest of its kind in the world, at a rate of 750 tonnes per minute. Range Rover claims it is the best yet, and has a long tradition of crazy stunts to herald the arrival of new models.

The successful spillway featured at the launch event at Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, UK. Official James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins drove the luxury SUV. Previous events included a record-setting hill-climb at Pikes Peak, a first recorded crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert in the Arabian Peninsula and a first ascent of the 999 steps to Heaven’s Gate in China, in 2018.

New Range Rover Sport uses the group’s flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex), enabling drivelines such as the two six-cylinder extended range Electric Hybrid plug-ins, with an EV range of up to 125km and CO2 emissions as low as 37g/km1.