Or downright freezing.
And that is where they are testing the next iteration of the Black Cab.
Why? - I also hear BBC Transport correspondent Richard Westcott ask.
But he doesn't actually answer the question in that video.
Although he does in this article.
There are two reasons apparently:
- the manufacturer tests all new vehicles in extreme temperatures to see how they perform.
- it wants to sell it in polluted cities all over the world, including Moscow, which can get a little chilly in the winter.
Anyway, black cabs in cold places brings us, rather neatly, round to the new series of Top Gear:
Chris Harris got to drive a Ferrari FXXK at Daytona
and boy did he enjoy it.
But, if only 40 were built, why did his have a number 54 on the side?
And nobody mentioned Chris Evans.
I thought they could have had a light-hearted dig like The Grand Tour boys did. Chris himself mentioned how the newspapers said it was "better without the annoying one".
There was a mention in Extra Gear about the orginal test track being back with "all tarmac" but nothing was said about Mr.Evans. There was a noticeable cheer from the studio audience when it was announced that the original track was back.
I agree with the studio audience and, much as I do like Chris Evans, I agree with the newspapers that it was "better without the annoying one".
Or maybe just a little cooler.