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
It really isn’t slow, either. OK, the 2.2 diesel doesn’t quite rival a top-fuel dragster for off-the-start-line kick, but get it around its 3,000rpm sweet spot, and it shoves the big ’Fender along with impressive gusto. At least, it seems quick, but then ploughing through a landscape of close-hewn trees, giant puddles and off-camber rollers is always guaranteed to feel at least four times faster than whistling down an empty airfield straight.