Driven: Xtreme Toyotas built for the desert
Arctic Trucks – who made the vehicle Top Gear took to the North Pole – have built some new ones. And these are for sand…
Posted: 11 Apr 2012
If you've got a spectacular memory and/or Dave, you'll know that Jeremy and James once drove to the magnetic north pole to prove that arctic exploration needn't be tough. Their vehicle? A Toyota Hilux modified by snowists and Icelanders, Arctic Trucks.
So when we caught word that the very same off-road specialist has now decided to conquer the world's other extremity - desert - we wanted to know more... Their weapons of choice? A triumvirate of vowel-deficient "Xtreme" Toyotas artfully manipulated to tackle the torrid Arabian dunes. So on a recent trip to the Dubai 24 Hour Race, TopGear.com took an extra day and diverted into the sandy stuff...
Words: Matthew Jones
Photos: Rowan Horncastle