Welcome to Land Rover’s torture chamber
TG.com heads to its Eastnor testing grounds to try to kill the world’s toughest off-roader...
Posted: 11 Dec 2011
Camel Bob's advice was "Bang the steering on as much lock as you dare and hit the throttle." Which is precisely what I do. Sort of.
Only partway through the throttle mashing exercise do I get the insidious feeling that I quite like being alive. So I stamp on the brakes, which sends the Defender's offside rear into the air. Instructor Bob says a Very Rude Word. Sorry, Bob.
"Don't worry. Eastnor's where Land Rover engineers decided to fit coil springs from a Range Rover onto the Defender - they allow a better depth of travel , which means more articulation."