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
It soaks up the occasional - and surprisingly crater-like - pothole without fuss, accelerates like a hot hatch and confuses the petrol station attendants when we insist that we refuel with diesel. Sat doughy and sunburnt in the driver's seat, the Bowers & Wilkins is powered-up, the aircon is frosty and the massage function is gently pounding my kidneys like there's a small rabbit trapped and dying slowly behind the seat leather. All is good with the world. But of course, after a few hundred miles, the seemingly endless straight and decent tarmac had winnowed into a bare single track and we'd started to climb. It got worse from thereon in.