In town for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Red Bull Renault driver Mark Webber takes in some local culture by riding a camel, trying his hand at a little falconry, and by dune bashing in the UAE desert in an Infiniti QX56. The QX56 is Infiniti’s full-size SUV, and it comes jam-packed with the luxury amenities you’d expect from Nissan’s luxury brand. There’s rich leather seating, a climate controlled interior (complete with ventilated front seats) and a 400 horsepower, 5.6-liter V8 to ensure you don’t get bogged down in the soft stuff.
In our mind, dune bashing is best done in a sand rail or other purpose-built buggy, but those don’t generally come with air conditioning (or an enclosed cockpit). Besides, sand rails aren’t built by a company that helps fund Mark Webber’s weekly paycheck, so the QX56 seems like a reasonable alternative after all.