TopGear goes to the Moon
Posted: 20 May 2010
You sit right up front, forward of the front axle, with most of the machine stretched out behind you. You press a button under the screen to engage drive, then push the joystick forward to move off. There's a judder as the transmission hooks up, before the Rover eases off with a milk-float whirr. Forward and reverse is as easy as pushing or pulling the 'stick. To turn, you twist it like a pepper mill. If you want to move 90 degrees sideways, simply cock the joystick left or right, and the whole machine crab steers to one side - perfect for docking with that charge station.