Where are those 999 steps in Range Rover Sport 400e plug-in hybrid commercial – Dragon Challenge?* The short answer is that the Range Rover’s stunning drive takes place at Heaven’s Gate, on Tianmen Mountain, China, which has a top elevation of 4,982 feet. Tianmen Mountain is famous for containing the world’s highest cave, a 131-meter tall formation that was created in the first millennium by a chunk of the mountain top breaking free — the resulting cave structure gained the nickname “Heaven’s Gate.” Tianmen Mountain is located in Tianmen Mountain National Park
Tianmen Mountain is the most popular tourist destination in China. Tianmen Mountain boasts the world’s longest cable car ride, which at 7,455 meters terminates at the peak. The other way to get to the top is the way the Range Rover Sport does it. The Range Rover Sport hybrid drives up the The Road Tuntyan — also called the road with 99 bends — an 11-kilometer passage that corkscrews up the mountain with zigs that sometimes zag back after only 200 meters. It’s an impressive, dramatic ride that befits the impressive, dramatic landscape where it takes place.
* (It’s not to be confused with the Dragon Challenge that used to be part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter section at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure in Orlando.)