Top Gear Speed Week: the misfits
Bowler EXR S, Vauxhall Maloo, Ford SuperSportVan, TG DeltaWang, McLaren GT and Honda race bike...
Posted: 30 Aug 2012
Eventually, even the DeltaWang's very specific kind of fun wanes, self-preservation kicks in and I'm left wanting something really unique. Which is when I turn to the Bowler EXR S. A road-going Dakar replica sporting what amounts to a Jaguar XKR-S supercharged V8 throwing 550bhp to all four wheels via a 50/50 torque split and locking diffs. It's well on the way to being one of the most hardcore road/race cars I've ever sat in, while still having most of an interior (and also, interestingly, possibly a 2+2 configuration for child-scaring duties), but the physical telemetry tells you this is one odd car to drive fast. It really is strange.