The ultimate mountain car. Could it be the Mercedes-AMG G63? Or the McLaren 720S? Clearly some serious study was needed into this earth-shaking dilemma of our times.
No. Of course not. Look, here’s what happened. Rowan Horncastle, a man who, like me, gets a bit giddy around mountains, drove the Top Gear Garage Merc-AMG G63 out to Geneva for the motor show, with a plan to bolt a couple of days skiing on the back end. Then McLaren got in touch. Would we like to drive a 720S back to the UK from Switzerland for them? Via two days in the Alps, we asked. That’ll be fine, came the reply.
Words: Ollie Marriage // Photos: Rowan Horncastle