Driven: the awesome Icon Bronco
Vintage looks with a modern heart. Prepare to expand your dream garage...
Posted: 01 Nov 2012
Underneath, it is pure industrial pornography. I spend 20 minutes lying on my back below the thing just... ogling. It might not be the exotic execution of a modern supercar - something like a Pagani Huayra, say - but the themic extension is plain. It's just that where the Huayra is a rapier, the Icon Bronco is a cleaver. Neither leaves much to the imagination as to its purpose.
Pismo Dunes offers a chance to see whether the checklist promise lives up to the working reality. And it's a strange place for the notoriously litigious US. Pay $6, and you can camp on the beach in your RV, 4x4 in the dunes and generally have some family fun. The rules are remarkably reasonable: be safe, have fun, try not to die. They'll even pump out your chemical toilet and supply fresh water to your RV for $30, and tow you out with what appears to be some sort of sand-biased diesel monster truck should you find yourself in difficulty. The Icon, unsurprisingly, doesn't require that sort of nannying.