Friday, February 26, 2010

BBC's World's toughest driving test: the Romanian TR-85 tank

BBC seems to like Romania. After the Top Gear producers filmed one of their episode in this East European country, now it was the turn of the hosts from "The World's Toughest Driving Tests" show to try strong sensation by driving not a Ferrari or Aston Martin, instead a Romanian TR-85 tank. The show presenters, Will Mellor and Kirsten O'Brien were sent by BBC to an army facility in Pitesti, Romania, without having any idea about what they will drive. That's also the point of the show: the presenters must be totally unprepared and have to learn from very beginning how to drive the most spectacular vehicles. The surprize was the TR-85, the most powerful and robust Romanian Army's combat tank. TR-85 is a 50 tons monster built-up after an ex-soviet design but fitted with modern equipments. The two BBC people needed one week of training before the real drive. They had to endure temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius and participated in genuine firearms before competing against each other. It looks like they were quite impressed.
BBC Video The World's Toughest Driving Tests Season 1, Episode 1 - Romanian Army TR-85 tank (Overview)
Full Episode1/S1 The World's Toughest Driving Tests - TR85 combat tank (BBC)


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