It’s one of the world’s last real 4WD adventures. Reaching the Australian continent’s northernmost point is the stuff of off-road legend. Smashed, drowned and ruined vehicles litter the annals of Cape history, to say nothing of the countless bruised egos and emptied wallets. VW invited journalists to drive the torturous route in mostly standard* Amarok Core Editions. The aim of the drive was to test the utes on some of Australia’s toughest terrain and see how they fared. (*Our six-strong convoy was fitted with aftermarket snorkels from German aftermarket supplier Seikel.) Three days, 13 blokes, six Amaroks and more than 400km of corrugations, 4WD-swallowing ruts and windscreen-deep water-crossings. Would the trip be fun or a Fail?