The two-liter Land Rover Discovery Sport has a certified maximum towing weight of 2,500kg (5600 pounds), but it turns out it can also pull a three carriage train weighing 120 tons. No, you should definitely not try this at home.
My SKX007 diver watch is rated for 200 meters (20ATM), but it’s been proven that Seiko was a bit conservative with those numbers because this 1996 design can deal with more than double of that pressure.
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Jaguar Land Rover is pretty proud of its modular, all aluminum 2.0 diesel, and I can see why, since the very same Ingenium engine moved an F-Pace with surprising ease when I had a go in it. Land Rover went to Switzerland to see what it can do in a Disco Sport, using a six mile track crossing the River Rhine on the Hemishofen bridge some 85 feet above the valley floor.
317 pound feet of torque and the All Terrain Progress Control act as a low-speed cruise control. The F-Pace has that too, and it’s very effective indeed. No low-range gearbox, just a nine-speed automatic and the computers figuring out how to provide maximum traction while the rail wheels kept the car on track.
This wasn’t their first rodeo either. Back in 1989, a converted Discovery towed a series of carriages in Plymouth to demonstrate the capability of their new 200 Tdi. Ready for a Camel Trophy, anyone?
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