Top Gear on the Isle of Man

Posted on Monday, 1 October 2007 , 13:10:51 byEmil

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Top Gear on the Isle of Man

Top Gear is making a `little` trip into a fantasy island. Indeed, Isle of Man. And on this fantasy Island you`ll need fantasy vehicles. So… they brought some of the fastest autos worldwide and gave the verdict.

With no rules and no speed limits, Jeremy Clarksson, `The Stig` and others, made a few tests to decide which vehicle is the best.

The competitors were:

• Murcielago LP640
• 997 GT3
• Audi R8
• BMW M3
• Ariel Atom
• Ferrari 599GTB
• Caparo T1
• Megane R26
• Jaguar XKR
• Ford GT (Clarkssons previously owned)
• Aston Vantage

And… the winner is: Audi R8. Why? Jeremy explains:

`To own a car means far more than how much mechanical grip you`ve got when you screw up in the wet. Audi R8 is the best car because it makes you stand out from the crowd WITHOUT making you look like a pornstar with complex. What you all forget is that you have to be able to park outside the diner and then enter the car without soiling the interior with ketchup! R8 is fast, as fast as most of the cars, and faster than some of them, but it is still useful. Important when you spend half of your time in traffic jam. The roads on Isle of Man is a playground for cars like this, but a part from a few weeks of the TT-races, it isn`t a race track. If you are obsessed of putting down low track times, you`re better of with a cheap diesel plus a formula car for the track to play with. When it comes to living here and it pours down and are only one good restaurant on the island which you have to drive to, then you need a REAL car. I also happens to know that The Stig wants an R8 - thats as good as any recommendation for me`.