Jeremy Clarkson’s Daughter Drives Lexus RX 450h Across Africa

While on the topic of Jeremy Clarkson & Lexus, his daughter Emily recently travelled across Africa in a RX 450h, and has written about the journey for The Sunday Times — here’s a quote:

For the drive we would need a car considerably tougher than us, something bold and brave, soothing that would be able to endure the African wilderness. We chose, on good authority, a Toyota Land Cruiser.

How, then, did we end up in a Lexus hybrid? Put it down to an administrative error (mine).

Despite a rough start, the trip turned out well:

But as our road trip drew to a close, I started to think about it: I mean, how many people can say they’ve driven 3,000 miles on some of souther Africa’s most difficult roads in a two-wheel-drive hybrid? It didn’t matter that we were the most ridiculous thing to cross Botswana since the Top Gear special; no did it matter that the rear bumper was scraping the ground. We were unconditionally in love with our car.

It’s a fun story from an unlikely source, and some thoughtful individual has uploaded a scan of the paper for everyone that isn’t subscribed to The Sunday Times (here’s page one & page two).

[Source: The Sunday Times]

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  • B
  • July 10, 2013
She sounds pretty stupid, but she knows what company will get her to her destination, so there is hope for her..... BD
    • K
    • July 10, 2013
    Had to adjust your comment -- don't care for insults.
  • M
  • July 10, 2013
The Clarksons' lack of knowledge of the Toyota hybrid system always astounds me. They are idiots. But at least she's learning now......
  • F
  • July 12, 2013
She looks like her daddy