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
Even with over 48 inches of tyre on the sand, cornering remains a peculiar experience. You turn in and, for ten yards at least, travel in much the same direction and at much the same speed as you did with the steering wheel straight. Then the tyres start gathering a wall of sand in front of them that eventually becomes large enough to support the car's mass. Without warning or consistency you're eventually flung in the direction you asked for about 30 yards ago.