RR Evoque: driven to extremes
The hottest, muddiest, coldest, glitziest test in history: we go global in the baby Rangey
Posted: 09 Dec 2011
Welcome to car hell. High noon in the middle of the Dubai desert, and the temperature is cresting 50°C, the boiling, broiling sun turning the Evoque into the Middle East's most fashionable hotplate. Even forgetting the searing heat - not easy when the soles of your shoes are literally melting - this place is still an automotive torture chamber.
The dusty desert sand is an engineer's nightmare: treacherous, powdery grit that bores its way into the tiniest gaps in a car's internals, gluing itself to any water, oil or fuel to form a vicious, sandpapery solution that grinds bearings out of existence and clogs engines.