Dinosaurs, Drones and Infiniti SUVs: A grand Gobi Desert adventure

You don’t typically find too many Infiniti cars in the Gobi Desert, mainly just humungous poisonous spiders and feisty scorpions. Oh, and dinosaur fossils, which is why the automaker teamed up with the Hong Kong chapter of The Explorers Club, to revisit and rewrite the rules of exploration – and put the QX50, QX60, and QX80 SUVs through their paces in the process.

Desert driving isn’t for the faint of heart. I may have been unduly preoccupied with the spider bite possibilities – after all, just single bite from one of these spiders can severely injure or possibly kill an adult human, in less than 24 hours – but the everyday perils are much more pressing. Travel too slow in the knee-deep, drifting sand, and it won’t take long for man and machine to get stuck.

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