Tian Men Shan Big Gate Road, a true test

Tian Men Shan Big Gate Road, a true test

Located in China's Hunan Provence, the Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road (also called the Tianmen Winding Mountain Road) is a picturesque strip of tarmac over shear cliff faces and some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.

With its 99 steep turns, the road is an exhilarating driving experience, a true test and an extraordinary drive on the limit in the breathtaking Tianmen National Park. The road is the go-to, out-of-the-way spot for record-setting and demonstrations of vehicle prowess.

The Official Red Bull China Driver from Hong Kong James Tang and the Official Team Orange Japan Driver from Italy Federico Sceriffo. With a top speed of 170 Kph.

 

Ken Block and the Hoonigan Media Machine with his 914 horsepower Ford F-150 Hoonitruck

 

The Volkswagen’s fully-electric prototype ID.R driven by Romain Dumas (F) completed the road in 7:38.585 minutes – faster than ever before. The vehicle is driven by two electric motors with a total system performance of 500 kW (680 PS), riding on tailor-made Bridgestone Potenza tyres.

 

Fabio Barone, an Italian driver, covered the route in just 10 minutes 31 seconds with his Ferrari specially modified for the attempt, shaving crucial kilos off its weight by swapping metal for carbon fibre parts.

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