Top Gear drives Grave Digger
What exactly is it like driving a five-tonne 1,500bhp monster truck worth $300,000?
Posted: 28 Oct 2010
Now the next big concern approaches, to do with that toggle switch for the rear steer. Henry Cross, Race Team Director, says, "When you first hit the rear steer toggle, you'll feel like you're doing it wrong. Ignore that feeling. Don't try to think about it too much, just trust the seat-of-your-pants instinct."
As I'm only going at about 10mph, I'm able to experiment with the toggle without the fear of doing any lasting damage to a $300,000 vehicle. And it turns out Henry is right. After a couple of turns you stop thinking about it and simply feel what the truck is doing. The sensation when using it is as if you're putting the vehicle into an automatic slow-motion drift every time you flick the toggle.