What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Hypothetical Top Gear Challenge: The Eurafrica Special.

You start in Cape Town, South Africa.

Illustration for article titled Hypothetical Top Gear Challenge: The Eurafrica Special.
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You have 100 thousand South African Rand to buy yourself a vehicle on Cape Town’s local Gumtree classifieds.

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You then have to drive across some of the toughest conditions through Africa, and then across Europe and ending up at the northernmost place in Europe; Nordkapp, Norway.

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So. What do you buy?

Personally, I’d go for the somewhat obvious choice.

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It’s a 1990 Toyota Hilux. I selected it, because as proved on the actual Top Gear, these things are literally indestructible. Africa and Europe stand no chance. These things have absolutely dominated Africa, so parts should be plentiful too if the planets align in a peculiar fashion and something actually goes wrong.

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