Land Rover helped Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson unveil Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo at a special reveal and naming ceremony at their Mojave Air and Space Port base in California, USA. The new SpaceShipTwo was officially named VSS Unity via a specially recorded message from Stephen Hawking.
Onlookers stopped in their tracks when they spotted a vehicle towing a 100-tonne train - the same weight as a Boeing 757 - along a railway bridge. The Land Rover Discovery Sport was put to the ultimate test as it pulled the train along six miles of track, 85-feet above the River Rhine, in Switzerland. The stunt was carried out to demonstrate the towing capabilities of the £30,000 all-terrain vehicle.