What it’s like to drive an…
Posted: 21 May 2010
Top speed is, in fact, still terrifying, as the Terragator smashes across the road surface and that air-sprung seat pounds along in rhythm, turning the view to the horizon into a sickening blur. In the US there are models that will do 60mph, but this is no time to dwell on it.
Hit the air brakes and nine whirring, roaring, smoking tonnes of yellow come to the sort of halt that leaves teeth marks in the windscreen. Get to work on the wheel and after a dozen or so turns of lock the 1000/50R25 radial front tyre is at virtual right angles beneath you. Machines like this are supposed to take weeks to turn round, but the Terragator does it on a sixpence. And a couple of Lincolnshire's verges.