The average driver of one of the classic off-road vehicles is often also a triathlete, rock-climber or mountain biker.

For the second part of our drive in the 2013 Range Rover, we leave the snow covered forest and tackle a climb up a high desert canyon. The route is intended to be even more challenging and technical to fully demonstrate what Land Rover calls ‘the breadth of capability.’ Buying one of these to haul groceries and occasionally drive through some snow is using about 1% of that breadth. And a lot of future owners will do just that. Land Rover engineers have spent countless hours developing and refining a sophisticated new automatic terrain response system which collects data including ambient temperature, engine torque, the transmission gear, suspension travel and even altitude. The terrain that lies ahead makes the Whole Foods parking lot speed bump look completely mind bending.

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