I’m on a plane. My destination is Salt Lake City. At the other end, there’s a new Audi waiting for me and I’m going to put a few hundred miles on it. From Salt Lake to Moab. Then from Moab to Telluride. The vehicle I’ll be piloting on this adventure is the new Audi Q8. When I think of Moab, I do not think of the Q8. But I’m heading that way regardless of my preconceived notions of this heavily stylized seemingly soft roader.
Now, that’s not to say that the Q8 won’t be capable. It has all-wheel drive. It has fancy computers telling the tires how to behave based on available traction. And it most likely has heated seats so my behind will remain coddled.
The Audi Q8 is far from the least capable machine I could think to take through Moab. But now I want to know what is the least capable machine out there that has a chance of making it on through. I’d also like to hear tales of other adventures undertaken by underwhelming machinery. Have you bashed dunes in a sedan? Climbed mountains in an economy car? Have you covered surprising ground in a surprisingly sedate vehicle?
What is the least capable machine that you’d take on an adventure? Or what is the least capable machine you have taken on an adventure?
Sound off below!