In an effort to show the capabilities of the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport, the British SUV maker attempts to pull a train with the compact crossover in a new video.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is powered by a transverse-mounted turbocharged 2.0-liter Ingenium I-4 engine rated at 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-drive is standard, while Land Rover offers a choice of four-wheel-drive setups including Efficient Driveline or Active Driveline.
In the video, the compact crossover is hitched to three train cars that add up to 108 tons or the equivalent of a single Boeing 757 jet airplane, or 60 Discovery Sport models. The sole modification to the Discovery Sport in this stunt is a set of castor wheels to keep it on the railroad track.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport and its turbo-four mill pull off the stunt with ease. In the video, the Discovery Sport tows the three train cars more than 6.2 miles (10 km) including over a bridge. Check out the video below to see the little Land Rover that could.
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