THE BEST... EPIC DRIVES
Adventurous travel has been woven into CAR’s fabric from its earliest days. Holidays abroad were rare in the ’60s yet CAR’s testers set out for the globe’s furthest corners. We still haven’t lost our wanderlust.
THE LOST CITY, FOUND
A breathtaking trek in the camel- and tyretracks of Sirs Wilfred Thesiger and Ranulph Fiennes respectively, who had both crossed the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. Here our own adventurer Gavin Green searches for the lost city of Ubar (rediscovered by Fiennes in 1992) in a 2008 Range Rover TDV8; Fiennes got there by Land Rover Discovery. Photographer John Wycherley captures it spectacularly.
ROLLS ROYCE TO ISTANBUL
Mark Walton is our go-to man for ‘you’re on your own’ adventures. In 2005, he retreads the Orient Express’s path through eastern Europe.
TO THE END OF THE WORLD
In 1999 Richard Bremner points the nose of a Ferrari 550 Maranello out of Buenos Aires and doesn’t stop until he runs out of road.
TESLA VERSUS TEXAS
Ben Miller travels (partly autonomously) across vast, oil-obsessed Texas in the very first drive of the fossil-averse Model X in 2016.
FROM HERE TO TIMBUKTU
A year later, Walton has to check Timbuktu really exists before agreeing to journey there by Discovery 3. He lives to tell the tale, and how.
IT’LL NEVER BE TOPPED
Mini Convertible to the highest motorable road in the Himalayas: Ben Oliver travels, roof down, to the roof of the world in 2012.
IT REIGNED IN MONTE CARLO
One of CAR’s most gifted ever storytellers, Ben Barry, retraces the route of the Porsche 911’s Monte rally debut in the 2016 GT3 RS.