Wednesday 24th October 2012


TIME FOR TEA? GT86 MOOSE TEST

Animal lover? Best not watch this then...


Ah, the elk test. The undoing of more than one mainstream car, not least the famous A-Class incident. That car still exists, deep in the Mercedes collection. On a tour of some amazing artefacts there it was, hiding in the corner, crumpled and ashamed of itself. "Is that really-" we asked, our guide cutting us off with a curt, "Yes it is."

That's not going to go, is it
That's not going to go, is it
Anyway. Over the pond they've been having fun with it. Obviously we're talking moose, not elk but, hell, it amounts to the same thing. And tried a more fun way of dealing with the moose test with a GT86. This inspired an amusing chat on Jalopnik about whether or not you could actually drive under a moose in a GT86 and, if not, what car might be suitable for the job.

Proximity to Richmond Park and its (currently randy, admittedly) deer does get us thinking. Will our colleagues at Autocar miss their Caterham Supersport long termer for half an hour? Any volunteers? Has Fenton got a driving licence, possibly?


 

Sources: Jalopnik, FASTLAPracing, BBC for the irresistible retro Richmond Park pic

Author: Dan Trent
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