Where the wild things are
Posted: 20 May 2010
When BMW called the X6 a ‘Sports Activity Vehicle', it never said what sports, or specified what activities... though one suspects that BMW probably regards the designation as involving over-aerobicised lifestyle droids rollerblading followed by a stint of vigorous casual posing. Something picturesque and over-clean that means you can't see the bovine glaze in the model's eyes, or the ribbons of silvery drool from the corners of their vacant mouths. Photographer Justin Leighton and I, on the other hand, regarded it as an open door for imaginative interpretation. Which is why we are now stood - woefully underprepared - in a 60,000-hectare Polish wilderness trying to lure wolves from their hidey holes with half-eaten ham sandwiches. In the middle of the night.
A sport? No. But you'll be hard pressed not to class it as an activity.