The New Range Rover Was Driven Through the Crossrail Tunnel, for Reasons

By Tom Pritchard on at

We've heard plenty about London's Crossrail tunnel over the past few years, things like how it's going to trim 15 minutes off travelling into London, and how its Europe's biggest infrastructure project yet. Parts of the tunnel are nearly complete, so Land Rover decided it would be a good idea to drive the new Range Rover through them. Naturally.

The stunt is to announce that the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is going into production, and Land Rover felt that the best way to do that was to drive the car through a train tunnel. Why a train tunnel? Who knows, but it gives us a nice glimpse at the interior of the Crossrail tunnels in the process. That's what you can see in the video above.

It's not as silly a situation as you might think, and it does show off a some of the Evoque's manoeuvrability. It's a little bit different and interesting, but it doesn't quite have the same effect as seeing battle its way through some swampland. I suppose the mud would ruin the look of the zebra-esque pattern, though.

The Evoque Convertible goes on sale next year, and will be on show at this year's Geneva Motor Show. Sadly, I don't think anyone else is going to be allowed to drive it around the tunnels beneath London.