Going racing in a Land Rover Defender
Some would say a Defender is not an ideal race car for novices. Our evidence suggests otherwise…
Posted: 25 Mar 2014
So to what does this strange blend of straw-chewing and race-tuning add up? Curiously, a car that’s pure Defender but, at the same time, an object lesson in the dynamics of racing.Sounds strange, I know. But with proper hardcore race cars, by the time you’ve spotted that you’ve exceeded the limit and have managed to transmit the message from your brain to arms to apply some sort of relevant correction, you’re already spinning at terrifying speed across a gravel trap or plunging down a mud bank. No margin for error. I know this because I have spent many hours spinning at terrifying speeds across gravel traps or plunging down mud banks. This Defender lets you know, very early and very graphically, that you’re getting out of shape.