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
"Stuck again?" says Hjalti. "Jeremy was much better..." Despite three attempts - and the pokier grey-market 158bhp 2.7-litre four-pot petrol engine, diff locks and low-ratio ‘box - we've categorically failed to slither over a dune.
With some deft manoeuvres, our guide wriggles the Hilux free, defining our limits, not the car's. Eventually its belly scuffs the peak and we're released onto less spiky sand.