Mucking about in the snow


When Land Rover offered us a Range Rover Sport, ostensibly on the basis it was going to snow and it might be a bit of a laugh, who were we to say no. I did feel a little guilty though, 'working from home' on Friday as many others did and watching the flakes fall thinking I pitied the poor soul who had to be out delivering cars on a day like this.

Green laning, with a wintry hue
Green laning, with a wintry hue
I needn't have worried. As the sky darkened and the promised snow began to fall in earnest the gloom and flurries of flakes were pierced by two fingers of xenon and the low rumble of our approaching Sport. And its beaming driver. He'd had a great time by all accounts, the fast lane of the M40 his and his alone as others plodded along in the slush in lanes one and two.

I immediately put a pic up on our Facebook page and there was some doubt that the blingy wheels and summer tyres would be up to the job. True, there have been moments where the Sport has been little more than a two and a bit tonne, 70-grand sledge. But judicious use of low range engine braking and the snow setting on the Terrain Response has overcome any shortcomings in the rubber and we've had a most entertaining afternoon seeking out suitable, ah, drifting opportunities.

Anyone else been out for a play? Show us your pics if you have!

(Thanks to Ben for the driving. And not getting it stuck.)








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  • y2blade 25 Jan 2013

    IlkleyTyke said:
    It's nice to see the new ones are just as capable as the old ones.

    Here's a few of my Mk2 Panda 4x4 in the snow this week, no trick diff settings, just a lever to engage the rear axle, thats it.

    Its wearing Michelin M&S tyres.





    Didn't get stuck once. 790kg 4x4 FTW!!

    Michael
    Fantastic intro to PH cool
    Cracking little car and great pics too.


    Welcome
    coffee


    Chris

  • IlkleyTyke 25 Jan 2013

    Pork said:
    They're not just tyres.... hehe

    Cracking pics though, top effort. And welcome to PH! smile
    Thanks for the welcome, there was only so much voyeurism i could do before i got involved!

    Funny you say that about that tyres, when i was buying the car the advert said M&S tyres my thoughts were......"I never knew you could get tyres from there" doh!jester

    Love the Mk1, Porsche ain't bad either!

  • Windymiller 25 Jan 2013

    Guess which one I've spun twice this week...


  • Pork 25 Jan 2013

    IlkleyTyke said:
    It's nice to see the new ones are just as capable as the old ones.

    Here's a few of my Mk2 Panda 4x4 in the snow this week, no trick diff settings, just a lever to engage the rear axle, thats it.

    Its wearing Michelin M&S tyres.

    Didn't get stuck once. 790kg 4x4 FTW!!

    Michael
    They're not just tyres.... hehe

    Cracking pics though, top effort. And welcome to PH! smile

  • IlkleyTyke 25 Jan 2013

    pixelpimp said:
    Great time mucking around with Fiat's new Panda. It's just superb.
    It's nice to see the new ones are just as capable as the old ones.

    Here's a few of my Mk2 Panda 4x4 in the snow this week, no trick diff settings, just a lever to engage the rear axle, thats it.

    Its wearing Michelin M&S tyres.





    Didn't get stuck once. 790kg 4x4 FTW!!

    Michael

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