The run is called the “Inferno Mürren.” It’s nearly 15 kilometers of steep and unforgiving terrain that’s usually tackled by those with two planks attached to their feet. Ben Collins isn’t one for skiing, as he is too busy being The Stig every chance he gets. This is such a chance, as he has the keys to a Range Rover Sport and it’s lined up at the starting gate of the Inferno.
The ski course is used in one of the world’s most challenging downhill races and despite gradients of up to 75 percent, the Range Rover completed the 14.9km course in just 21 minutes and 36 seconds, reaching speeds of up to 96mph.
Speaking after completing the daredevil feat he said:
“This was genuinely one of the hardest tests I’ve faced in my driving career.
“The route was insane and certainly the toughest course I’ve ever completed.
“It challenged you with every kind of obstacle this side of molten lava and as conditions go, it was about as bad as it gets – torrential weather mixed with cliffs, trees, all kinds of stuff you don’t really want to crash into.
“The key to the run was precision: being able to maintain speed and carry that speed down the hill in the way the skiers can do, carving through the turns.”
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