By Azzam JAMIL
THE NEW DEFENDER / 110
FEW THINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN IMPROMPTU DRIVE THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS ON A MISTY FRIDAY MORNING. WHILST THE 8JS TEAM HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK THESE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS – IN PARTICULARLY FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE APP – WE’VE HAD TO REMIND OURSELVES TO TAKE A BREAK ONCE IN A WHILE; SACHA SAW HIS OPPORTUNITY AND TOOK IT.
A route planned for the Jura Mountains and a hot coffee ready for the road, the only decision Sacha had remaining was to pick a car. The best part!
The car of choice was the all-new Land Rover Defender 110 P400 (First Edition might I add), perhaps the most anticipated SUV of 2020.
With a couple of hours to spare before the pre-weekend grind, Sacha took the 395bhp off-road monster up the woodland paths to the 8Js cabin, just in time for a misty sunrise and a fresh coffee. Air suspension and Adaptive Dynamics made the car feel at home amongst the alpine forests, the V6 engine never failing to impress. Able to cope seamlessly on road as well as off it, the new Defender will certainly attract the attention of city dwellers, and understandably so with its modernised appearance and hefty road presence.
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A TIMEOUT WITH VICKY PIRIA
That’s correct! I was about 8 years old when my dad bought a go-kart for my brother. I, who had always loved horse-riding, decided to give it a go and completely fell for it. After a couple of years, I stopped competing in equestrian sports and started to do the first local races. Step by step everything became bigger and better.
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