James May drives the new Lada Niva
The Soviet workhorse is back from the dead. We send a nice chap called May to drive it
Posted: 22 Feb 2011
Jeremy Clarkson, who can do everything, once said that a real man never reads an instruction book.
Not sure I agree with this. I bet the Apollo astronauts read a few books of instructions for the Lunar Module, and is he going to call them all a bunch of pansies?
When it comes to cars, though, he may have a point. Even
really complicated modern cars with built-in satnav and reconfigurable
suspension are pretty logical, and in any case, the handbooks are so massive
you'd need to take them on holiday with you.
Words: James May
Photos: Justin Leighton
This article was originally published in the January issue of Top Gear magazine