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Posted: 11 Dec 2011
Time to set the sights slightly lower.
A winch. Surely I can break a winch. I flagged down another Defender and asked if he'd oblige in a tug of war. "S'your winch mate - go for it." Diff locks engaged, throttle on the new 2.2-litre four-pot diesel (replete with dizzyingly modern particulate filter for Euro V emissions) and the wheels start scratching for grip. The other driver mirrors.
After a minute of fidgeting, smokey stasis, the winch remains intact. Probably should have watched this first