TG drives the Jaguar XKR-S in Norway
The Jaguar XKR-S is a special car in need of a special road. Thankfully, the Norwegians made sure it got one...
Posted: 16 Nov 2011
Ten minutes ago, all was sweetness and light as we merrily closed in on the Lysebotnveien, a physics-defying mountain road that has, in recent months, become something of a TG obsession. Somewhere outside Tonstad, as the snow by the roadside was piling deeper, photographer Wycherley politely asked whether I'd checked if the Lysebotn road was actually open, and I said don't be daft, of course I checked, and anyhow, why on earth would a hairy mountain pass be closed in spring and... and then there was a long pause followed by some frantic fiddling with phones and a lot of swearing. A couple of minutes later, here it is in undeniable capitals. Lysebotnveien: STENGT. Thanks to Norway's odd obsession with getting snowed on, the planned end point of our trip has been closed since October and isn't due to open for another fortnight. Stengt!