Extreme drive: Formula Off-Roader
Nothing else on Earth comes close. Like dragracing up a cliff. Massive power, minimal comfort
Posted: 11 Nov 2010
A slight concern is that the seat used for this car won't fit me, so they take it out and simply strap me to the metal floor with a five-pointrace harness. The V8 fires up on the button, settling into the kind of ragged, purposeful idle you get from the serious Pro-Street drag cars. And then we're off. And it's dead easy. The steering is absurdly light, the car quite capable of pottering under light throttle loads, with the turning circle of a taxi. The tyres produce a quite exceptional amount of grip - and as soon as you've got used to the noise and the incessant ingestion of an Icelandic slag heap (enough roughage to negate the need for my daily All-Bran), you gain confidence quickly.