Video: Range Rover drifting on ice

Can you drift a Range Rover? Harry Metcalfe heads to a handily chilly ice field to find out. Video and pictures here

Can you drift a Range Rover? This was the slightly childish question I asked the Land Rover team whilst enjoying their spectacular ‘Nordic Adventure’ event in Finland (it runs between January and March 2012, click here for details).  Fortunately, they had organised a morning’s activities on an ice field near a town called Hameenlinna, some 90km (56 miles) north of Helsinki. Within this frozen complex was a dedicated circular drift track but rather than Range Rovers, there were two XKR-S Jaguars for us to punt round the icy circle (temperatures were hovering around -20deg C while we were there). So when everyone else nipped off for a morning coffee, I nicked the keys to a new Range Rover TDV8 and popped it across to the drift track. Here’s what happened next…

Recommended

Range Rover D350 Autobiography 2020 review – new straight-six diesel a great fit
Land Rover Range Rover

Range Rover D350 Autobiography 2020 review – new straight-six diesel a great fit

17 Oct 2020
Range Rover review – verdict, specs and rivals
Range Rover SUV

Range Rover review – verdict, specs and rivals

20 Jul 2020
MY21 Range Rover revealed with new straight-six diesels
Land Rover Range Rover

MY21 Range Rover revealed with new straight-six diesels

14 Jul 2020
Range Rover Fifty revealed – new limited edition celebrates 50 years of Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover

Range Rover Fifty revealed – new limited edition celebrates 50 years of Range Rover

16 Jun 2020

Most Popular

Hyundai i20 N revealed – 200bhp supermini ready for some Ford Fiesta ST baiting
Hyundai i20 hatchback

Hyundai i20 N revealed – 200bhp supermini ready for some Ford Fiesta ST baiting

Long-awaited second N division model set to shake up the junior hot hatch establishment
20 Oct 2020
£153,000 ​Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA enters final stages of development
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

£153,000 ​Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA enters final stages of development

Alfa Romeo has put its F1 drivers behind the wheel of the Giulia GTA and GTAm ahead of production in 2021
20 Oct 2020
Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?
Porsche 911 coupe

Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?

Tall ride height and wheelarch extensions suggest a surprise 911 derivative could be coming
22 Oct 2020
Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot
Alpine

Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot

Heated-up Renaults but no A110 replacement for Alpine as it follows in Cupra and Abarth footsteps
21 Oct 2020