Where the wild things are
Posted: 20 May 2010
First the prep. The X6 hasn't got much off-the-shelf, bolt-on machismo, so we visited expedition professionals Nene Overland, who made stuff fit. Hella supplied some lights (think tiny suns trapped in glass) and after a salad garnish of ropes and spare wheels (two fronts and one rear), the X6 suddenly looked more real. And brilliant. There's a moment's ponder as we gaze upon the huge tyre on the roof and decide that it looks like a rubber turret, but that's soon swept away in a hormonal rush of childish glee when we flick on the spotlights and realise that they're so powerful they burn down a small tree in my front garden.