A Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid racing two swimmers around and through the English Channel may be a staged ‘competition’ and yet it is still intriguing to watch.
Water and electricity don’t go together very well and so you may understand why the owner of a Range Rover Sport PHEV would be hesitant to test out the 850mm wading depth (with electronic air suspension or 800mm with coil suspension). Here Jaguar Land Rover sent two-time open-water swimming world champion Keri-Anne Payne and endurance athlete Ross Edgle out to swim 1.5km from the mainland across to Burgh Island in the English Channel, racing the Range Rover Sport PHEV that had to travel 14km to even the playing field starting inland and finishing at Burgh Island. Unsurprisingly the Range Rover Sport won.
The causeway allows for a dry path from Bantham Beach to the island during low tide, however, the groups set off when the water was high. According to Land Rover, the Range Rover Sport PHEV had to wade through water as deep as 2 feet 9 inches (850 millimeters).