DRIVING RANGE - PAST AND PRESENT FLEET

 

When visiting any of Scotland's golf islands a car would almost certainly be something that you would want to consider as your mode of transport to reach the courses, albeit cars aren't permitted on the isle of Iona unless permission has been granted by the trust.

 

Public transport is widely available and for the most part reliable but if your working to a schedule which may involve catching a flight or ferry to another island that day then there's little option but to rely on a car, the question is what car?

 

The fleet of vehicles that has made it to the islands over the past few years so far ranges from a £350 Vauxhall Calibra that was purchased form ebay to the Lamborghini Superlaggera at £145k (before options). Your decision will obviously be based on how many people your taking, if it's a family holiday or if you hire a car will all impact your choice. At this point you'd be right in thinking Calibra vs Lamborghini... bit of a no brainer really let's go for the Lambo and leave the wife and kids to get the bus, however the lack of a boot means the only thing in your passenger seat will be your sticks! Not a problem for the plucky 2.5 litre V6 Calibra with it's large boot and rear seats.

 

Here's a quick glimpse of current and past masters;

• Mercedes CL55 F1 pack, 5.4 Litre V8

• VW Golf, 1.8 Litre V5

• Bentley Continental Flying Spur, 6.0 Litre W12 turbocharged

• Jeep Cherokee limited, 3.7 Litre V6

• BMW Z4M (E85) 3.2 Litre straight six

• Alfa Romeo Giulietta, 1.8 Litre turbocharged

• Landrover Discovery 2.5 Litre tdi

• Lamborghini Gallardo (Superleggera), 4.2 Litre V8

• Audi S2 Coupe, 2.2 Litre V5 turbocharged

• Lamborghini Gallardo 4.2 Litre V8

• Vauxhall Calibra 2.5L V6

• Brabus Smart fortwo 999cc V3

• Mazda RX7 3.2 special build by Mazda Speed, turbocharged rotary engine