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Towing capability of the Range Rover Autobiography showcased

The all-new Range Rover Autobiography has successfully towed a 2,399kg trailer from the UK to Morocco, and back again, in a phenomenal achievement.

It is known that more European owners of Airstream trailers choose Land Rover vehicles to tow their 'silver bullets' than motors from any other manufacturer.

As a result, it was only fitting that a Range Rover Autobiography with a 339PS SDV8 engine was picked for the challenge of taking the newly-launched Airstream 684 Series 2 aluminium travel trailer on an epic road trip.

The journey saw the powerful Range Rover and its Airstream unit – which was hitched using the Autobiography's handy electrically-deployable tow bar – set off from Airstream's factory in Tebay, in the English Lake District.

From here, the vehicles travelled for 3,676 miles to get to Oukaimeden - the highest ski resort in Africa – and then pursued a return route back to northern British shores.

Despite having to pass such fascinating destinations as Land Rover's state of the art factory in Solihull, Frank Gehry's picturesque aluminium Marques de Riscal building in the Spanish region of Rioja and the desert just outside of Chichaoua, the road trip was completed within just 11 days.

Such an incredible time was achieved as the Range Rover was tasked to pull the Airstream travel trailer for approximately 12 hours a day across just about every road surface imaginable – from the smooth motorways of Spain to the tricky hairpins of the High Atlas route.

Upon the completion of the challenge, Ben Samuelson, whose firm Samuelson Wylie Associates planned and executed the trip, stated that the Range Rover Autobiography is quite simply "nothing short of stunning".

He continued: "It pulled the two and a half tonne Airstream like it simply wasn't there.

"It didn't matter what we, or the weather, threw at it – it just did the job we asked of it without question, while truly cosseting us with its extraordinary luxury and refinement."

 
 
 

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