James May and Jeremy Clarkson were recently spotted piloting a Peugeot iOn and a Nissan Leaf, possibly some sort of EV challenge for the next series of Top Gear. When Jeremy Clarkson and James May couldn’t find a power source to recharge their EVs, they eventually ran out of electricity, they made a stop at the University of Lincoln to steal some power and recharge their vehicles.
Acynic would argue that the Gran Turismo franchise achieved perfection long ago, but we are sticklers for the series. As time goes on and generations fly by, we become ever keener to see how the world’s bestselling racing series can better itself. After sampling GT5 Prologue, however, it looks as if the changes won’t actually apply to the realistic racing that GT is renowned for, but rather the periphery aspects of this reenergized driving simulator.
How many of you here are Top Gear fans? If you are (even if you’re not), you’re going to find this Top Gear Christmas special fascinating. Just featured on BBC last night was the 6th episode of the current season 14 of the popular petrol head tv series. The three presenters take on a ridiculous four by four challenge in Bolivia, probably one of the toughest they have ever faced. Of course like all challenges in the past, they were given a small budget to limit their choice of vehicle.
When it comes to being eco-friendly and running on just electric power, Tesla has become reknown for doing the job right with its beautiful Roadster. However, the Roadster had quite a few downsides and just wasn’t practical enough. Though it was much faster than its old brother – the Lotus Elise and quieter than many petrol cars, each costed over 90k (in sterling pounds!).
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Live from Auckland New Zealand, Top Gear announced The Stig would be holding a press conference to reveal his true identity and explain all the confusion in recent weeks. His answers might surprise you 🙂
This latest squarish looking racer from the UK based company JetStream Sportscars Ltd may not have the most appealing charms (looks like its been built from Lego as some would say) however when the engine is switched on, you’ll see a completely different side of the car.
At just 1540 pounds, the Jetstream SC250 sports a 250hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged General Motors four-banger channeled through a six-speed gearbox. The 250hp and 236 lb ft pushes the car from 0-60 in under four seconds! Through the quarter-mile traps in just 11.8 seconds and on to a top speed of about 165 MPH.
The Nissan GTR has probably been one of the most talked about fast cars on auto magazines in the past months and even Top Gear has given a drive in their recent season. Now it’s available in American and up for bid too, but this isn’t just any GTR. This Titanium Nissan GTR is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8L VR38DETT engine that generates 480hp and 434 ft-lb of torque. With this car being so rare (most of it is handmade you know, only 1000 produced in a month), no wonder eight bidders have already put their hands up since its eBay listing was put up, even though its starting price was a hefty $85,000 USD! You can also go for a Buy It Now at $109,000 USD too, just in case you were wondering!