TG drives the VW Amarok in Africa
Another epic Top Gear magazine feature from the archives: the only thing between us and certain death is a VW...
Posted: 17 Oct 2013
And, between the boulder-scrambling and the dune-sliding, thousands of miles of the sort of slippery, bumpy track we're piling along now, vapour trails of dust billowing a mile behind our truck.
Tackling these roads at a decent lick is not a relaxing job. The cambered surface shifts second by second, deeper sand dragging the wheels off the road, hard ruts bouncing the tyres from the ground. Just to make things interesting, a 50mph crosswind whips sand across the road and batters the Amarok's bluff body. Feel the grip shifting from tyre to tyre, gently coax the truck back into line, don't jerk the wheel. Most importantly, don't crash.