Here in the USA when we think of 4×4 trucks we picture massive monsters with 40″ tires, lift kits for days, and the ability to mow down entire neighborhoods with impunity. Over in Europe they have tons of little 4x4s that are capable of running through some serious junk. Sure they do not have the same level of macho goodness that our stuff has but as you will see, they can really get down and dirty. The guy running through the river with his is pretty gutsy because of the fact that the truck gets buoyant in the damned river!
While none of this stuff is as tough as the terrain you can see rock bouncers and meg-trucks tackling, it looks like stuff that would catch these little vehicles and swallow them whole. So much of off-road driving is just that “driving”. While it may look cool to go hammer down and rip through stuff, the fact remains that good throttle control, proper gearing, and the right line will get even the weeniest looking stuff over terrain you’d never expect it to survive.
We would love to go out into the woods with one of these little buggers to see just how capable they really are. Want in?