The idea was simple. Take a stock Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to a little town in Utah called Moab, explain why it’s brilliant, indulge in some light off-roading and head home with our no claims bonus intact. Except we found ourselves scaling a trail called Cliffhanger, one of the most unforgiving tracks in the world where the drops are so long “you could read a book on the way down”. If you don’t like the sound of fingernails on a blackboard, the noise of Jeep meeting rock isn’t much better.

ALSO IN EPISODE FOUR: we meet the Ruffian Mustang and builder Chris Ashton, creator of hand-built machines that fuse the American dream with distinct Mad Max vibes, like the one you see here. But they’re not all-show-and-no-go. See, being a keen autocrosser, Chris wanted his Mustang to be capable against the clock. What’s resulted is this 7.0-litre beast, now making 625bhp and around 560ft lb of torque, but with the handling and balance to match all of that power. Naturally, Jethro had to have a go…

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00:00 Intro
02:17 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
05:57 Moab challenges
12:05 The Cliffhanger
14:23 Conclusion
16:19 Studio
17:22 Ruffian Mustang
20:51 How it drives
27:21 Final Thoughts
29:01 Outro

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