Joy of souks: new Jag XJ hits Morocco
Top Gear magazine’s new longterm XJ subjected to the ultimate initiation: Africa's High Atlas mountains
Posted: 23 Sep 2010
I thought my stress levels might have evened out by now. Having already tooled for a while around the glorious Technicolor chaos that is urban Marrakech, I stupidly thought the countryside couldn't get any more stressful. After being led through part of a kasbah by our local guide only to find that the street had apparently become a dead-end (the ‘streets' change in the night), I thought that reversing an XJ what felt like half-a-mile through a souk would be the pinnacle of frayed nerves. Seriously, if you want to see what beats-per-minute your ticker is really capable of, just try reversing a Jag up a seven-foot-wide Moroccan ghetto for 20 minutes with an inch-and-a-half of clearance either side.