The most important thing on this journey is the car. It needs to maintain operability in the harsh polar conditions of northernmost Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia. And importantly it has to be able to cope with the wonderful roads we are facing for 5000 kilometers.
For this, the car needed to be powerful, comfable, fast, resistant to rough conditions and last but not least: beautiful.
Therefore the obvious choise was this 2.5 Litre V6 (blue?) Ford Mondeo from 1999.
It is apparently already accustomed to polar conditions…
..it spinns like a cat..
…it has a lot of space for importing Mstinskaya…
..and its faster than your car.