Driven: Range Rover in Iceland
Tom Ford takes the new Range Rover to Iceland... and the edge
Posted: 27 Mar 2013
It looks a bit bizarre, with the wheels moving at an entirely unrelated speed to the actual forward motion of the car, but there's a relentlessness to the Range Rover; when you point it at something, there's a fair chance it'll make it out the other side. My confidence, after this temporary setback, is again rock-solid. So much so that the speeds gently increase to the point where a definite vibration is strumming merrily up through the steering wheel. I wonder why, and then realise that I'm doing 60mph across what amounts to a lightly ploughed rock field.
I'm barely feeling it. The wheels are taking a bit of a battering, and there are some ominous clonks from underneath the car as fist-sized rocks bounce off the undercarriage, but if there's a vehicle that can maintain its composure like this while being beaten with loose geography, then I've yet to find it. Eventually, we park inside a seaside basalt cave, take some pictures, and I start to grill Ingó about something even more challenging.