Driving The Ultimate School Bus Up An Active Volcano | Top Gear


Driving The Ultimate School Bus Up An Active Volcano | Top Gear

This behemoth is the Torsus Praetorian – the Mad Max of coaches. It came to life after the husband and wife team of Pulsar Expo realised that companies needed a more efficient way to move people on-site than a fleet of pick-ups and SUVs. What spawned was a 35-seater off-road bus which can handle pretty much any terrain you can think of. Its 6.9-litre straight-six diesel engine produces 290bhp which might not sound like much considering a basic Praetorian weighs 13,400kgs – until you find out it also has 848lb-ft torque.

Where else better to test the ultimate off-road bus than Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe hanging out at just under 11,000 ft. Allow Top Gear Magazine’s Tom Ford to be your guide.

0:00 Intro
0:55 Company Background
1:55 Versions
2:28 Closer Look
2:52 Engine & Performance
3:27 Mount Etna Intro
4:16 Driving the Torsus Praetorian
6:25 Mount Etna Landscape
7:05 Locals’ Opinions of Mount Etna
8:20 Outro

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