Land Rover Ventures to World’s Coldest Place
Just when you thought the Midwest couldn’t get any colder after the polar vortex, Land Rover made its way on a thrilling journey across the landscape of the coldest region of the world. And no, it was not Chicago. The Land Rover Defender ventured through the district of Oymyakon in Russia.
Historically, this region is known to experience a record temperature of -67.7 degrees Celsius which is -89.8 Fahrenheit. That record of the coldest temperature was set back in 1933. Many fans were astonished to learn that a LR team journeyed through a below-zero environment to better understand, and probably show off, the cold weather capabilities of the Defender.
Of course, showing off the Defender’s fantastic off-roading potential was not the primary objective for taking the cold winter trip across Russia.
The Land Rover team visited Oymyakon to gain an understanding of the social, cultural and physical implications of living in extreme cold-weather areas. Surprisingly, there is a moderately large human population living in this area totaling 500 people.
As described by the Land Rover team captain, Felicity Aston, life in Oymyakon was far from backward since people enjoy ice-cream at any time. Car engines were left to run so that they would not freeze up in the grueling cold weather.
For the Land Rover Defender, it successfully managed the extreme weather conditions. Aston explained that the Defender was more than the team’s mode of transportation, but rather the team’s refuge center away from the freezing winter breeze. The team made minor adjustments to the vehicle so that it could heat up even when the engine was turned off.
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