Ever wanted to be able to drive a classic off-road vehicle? It can happen now, all thanks to the Land Rover Heritage driving experience. This experience gives you plenty of options to test a part of Land Rover history.
Land Rover Heritage experience is located over in the United Kingdom at Fen End, a private test facility in Warwickshire. People visiting get to see how the Land Rover off-road DNA has been passed from one generation to another, and see for themselves how even the classic vehicles can tackle the world’s most extreme terrain.
The name says it all–Land Rover. The brand has always been synonymous with off-road, and the ability to drive their history of vehicles is truly amazing. They have packages ranging from £40.00 to £250.00 which equates to roughly from $60 USD to $400 USD, which is not a bad deal considering the history that you will get to live through on your drive.
There are models ranging from the 1950s to the 1970s (historic drives), along with driving some of the modern versions of the historic Land Rovers. They even have a package that lets you spend thirty minutes driving a Series I or II, Series III, 101 Forward Control, Discovery 2 G4, a Modern Defender, and a new Range Rover.
One of the most impressive things about the history that goes with Land Rover, besides their all-terrain talents, is their versatility. Land Rover has always been able to take any type of driving condition they came across, whether it be mud in the jungles to wide open fields; they have always been able to succeed in anything they do.
To be able to drive a Series 1 from the 1950s and experience off-road technology that was usually only available to military in a civilian vehicle, you can really see how far off-roading has come. We take for granted all the new technology we have out now with triple bypass shocks, long travel leaf springs, electronic assists, and other amenities. But how often do you get the chance to see where it all started?
All driving experiences are guided by a Land Rover expert to lend help whenever needed. Even off-road newbies, or folks who just want to sit back and enjoy the history and vehicles, can kick back in these British machines and be chauffeured around the landscape.
The ability to hop in a classic vehicle and then go jump in the new version sounds fun too. The Range Rover Then and Now experience lets you drive a classic Range Rover and then go test the new Range Rover both off-roading, as well as on the track.
One thing Land Rover has always been able to accomplish is the ability to go anywhere and be comfortable doing it. This has evolved into Land Rover being geared more towards a luxury-type vehicle nowadays. But the past is important, and getting to see the ways in which these vehicles evolved firsthand will definitely be a bucket-list item for us off-roaders.
The similarities and the progress can be seen visually when looking at any vehicle, but the ability to get behind the wheel, see and feel the difference is something that only Land Rover Heritage can provide. Even if you are not a Land Rover fan, any off-road fanatic would be able to enjoy and appreciate the experience altogether.