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    86 Cars of Top Gear Lap Times

    1 Koenigsegg CCX (with TG spoiler) 1.17.6
    2 Pagani Zonda F 1.18.4
    3 Maserati MC12 1.18.9
    4 Ferrari Enzo 1.19.0
    5 Ariel Atom 1.19.5
    6 Porsche Carrera GT 1.19.8
    7 Koenigsegg CCX 1.20.4
    8 Ascari KZ1 1.20.7
    9 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 1.20.9
    10 Ford GT 1.21.9
    11 Porsche GT3 RS 1.22.3
    12 Ferrari 360 CS 1.22.3
    13 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 1.22.4
    14 Lamborghini Murcielago 1.23.7
    15 Pagani Zonda 1.23.8
    16 Noble M15 1.23.9
    17 Koenigsegg 1.23.9
    18 Prodrive P2 1.24.3
    19 TVR Sagaris 1.24.6
    20 TVR Tuscan 1.24.8
    21 Mitsubishi Evo FQ 400 1.24.8
    22 Noble 1.25.0
    23 Lotus Exige S 1.25.1
    24 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder 1.25.7
    25 Lamborghini Gallardo 1.25.8
    26 Morgan Aero 8 GTN 1.25.9
    27 BMW Z4 M 1.26.0
    28 BMW M5 1.26.2
    29 Porsche Cayman 1.26.2
    30 Ferrari 575 GTC 1.26.8
    31 Chevrolet Corvette 1.26.8
    32 Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG 1.26.9
    33 Lotus Exige 1.26.9
    34 Porsche 911 GT3 1.27.2
    35 Spyker C8 1.27.3
    36 TVR 350C 1.27.5
    37 Wiesmann 1.27.9
    38 BMW M3 CSL 1.28.0
    39 Marcos TSO GT2 1.28.2
    40 Dodge Viper SRT-10 1.28.5
    41 MG SV 1.28.6
    42 Mitsubishi Evo VIII 1.28.9
    43 Porsche 911 Carrera S 1.28.9
    44 Mercedes-Benz CL65 1.29
    45 BMW Alpina Z8 1.29.0
    46 Subaru Impreza STi WRX WR1 1.29.4
    47 Alfa Romeo 3.7 GTA 1.30.0
    48 Vauxhall Monaro VXR 1.30.1
    49 Subaru Impreza STI 1.30.1
    50 Volkswagen Golf R32 1.30.4
    51 Aston Martin DB7 GT 1.30.4
    52 Audi S4 1.30.9
    53 Porsche 911 turbo 1.31.0
    54 Vauxhall VX220 turbo 1.31.3
    55 Honda NSX Type-R 1.31.6
    56 BMW 535d 1.31.8
    57 Mazda RX8 1.31.8
    58 Nissan 350Z 1.31.8
    59 BMW M3 1.31.8
    60 BMW 130 1.31.9
    61 Ford Focus RS 1.32.2
    62 Lotus Esprit V8 1.32.5
    63 Audi TT V6 1.32.7
    64 Jaguar E-Type 1.32.8
    65 MG ZT 1.33
    66 Noble 1.33.1
    67 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 1.33.2
    68 Corvette Cadillac CTS-V 1.33.3
    69 Renault Clio Cup 1.33.8
    70 Holden Monaro 1.33.9
    71 Ford Mondeo ST220 1.34.5
    72 Jaguar XKR 1.34.7
    73 Ford Focus ST 1.34.9
    74 Volvo S60R 1.35.0
    75 Vauxhall Vectra VXR 1.35.3
    76 Alfa Romeo 147 GTA 1.35.6
    77 Lotus Elise 1.35.6
    78 Aston Martin Vanquish 1.36.2
    79 Renault Clio v6 1.36.2
    80 Honda Civic Type-R 1.36.5
    81 Saab 95 hot aero 1.37.9
    82 Mazzer 1.38.0
    83 Bowler Wildcat 1.39.4
    84 Bentley Arnarge 1.40.8
    85 Overfinch 1.44.0
    86 Aston Martin DB5 1.46.0

    Re: 86 Cars of Top Gear Lap Times

    I know that some of these times were done in the wet....so difficult to guage the real performance.

    But interesting none the less.

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    jcparki said:
    I know that some of these times were done in the wet....so difficult to guage the real performance.

    But interesting none the less.



    Almost all were done in the dry though, and at least it was the same driver each and everytime so no challenge can be made about driver skill level

    Z06 is 13th!

    Re: 86 Cars of Top Gear Lap Times

    GT3 was in the (very)wet.

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    What model 911's where those?

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    Cayman 29th : Carrera 997S 43rd

    What happened there then???

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    Some where on wet track some on track , also they do not mention any options or wheels of car.

    i think Top Gear lap times are not a serious issue for comparison. Their test drives on public roads are more informative than lap times to think about a car.

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    Consider the 84th place car, the Bentley Arnarge that did a 1.40.8 time.

    It might do a awful time on their track, but the car is a lot of fun, has a great sense of occaision and feels solid and sinister like all at the same time. It has to be one of the most enjoyable sedans ever built.

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    a gallardo coupe slower than a spyder?? what is happening? if some of them are on the wet and some on dry circuit, these numbers are useless IMO

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    Dimitri that coupe was pre 2006 version also the track was wet

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    Fun reading, but utterly useless compared to serious, scientific tests.
    Ariel Atom slower than an Enzo on a tight course. Yeah, right.
    BMW M3 CSL 2 secs slower than a Z4 M. Sure, that'll happen...

    ETC ETC.

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    JimFlat6 said:
    Consider the 84th place car, the Bentley Arnarge that did a 1.40.8 time.

    It might do a awful time on their track, but the car is a lot of fun, has a great sense of occaision and feels solid and sinister like all at the same time. It has to be one of the most enjoyable sedans ever built.



    Good point, BUT we are talking about SPORTS CARS, not SUV's, Mini-Van's or luxury sedan's, but HARDCORE sports cars. This list basically describes the who's who of the best sport cars in the world, and therefore lap times ARE relavent. Arnage may be a great car, but probably not a great sports car. It is probably on the list for some diversity, but really shouldn't even be there.

    This list seperates the men from the boys and gives us a sense of which car actually performs vs. the ones that are purely "marketing hype".

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    The Hype debunker might not be there - look at the times of the 997S and the Mercedes-Benz CL65 !!! I submit that they would not be that close on a longer track, or perhaps any other track!

    And the Roush 420E Mustang they tested - that is not on this list - was even quicker than those 2.

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    It seems to me that every time Top Gear ever tests a Porsche around their 'track', it's always raining

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    ....and every time Top Gear wants to test a 'pseudo-British' car like the AMV8, the road conditions are always perfect...

    Talk about stacking the deck!

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    Except track times(they are BS) , i like their some comments about cars while on autobahn or city tests.

    For example about M5 400-500 hp mode and SMG jerky in city use, the event of F430 spider vs Zonda S vs Ford Gt trying to exit a narrow parking garage at Paris. That was real funny. A comparison of Lambo Maserati and Ferrari oldies.

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    "....and every time Top Gear wants to test a 'pseudo-British' car like the AMV8, the road conditions are always perfect..."

    That just proves that indeed God is an Englishman, at least in Britain anyway.

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    Guys please be calm, at least remember AMV8-M6-CarreraS time challenge on rainy day. Carrera S knocked out both

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    Dr. Phil said:
    Fun reading, but utterly useless compared to serious, scientific tests.
    Ariel Atom slower than an Enzo on a tight course. Yeah, right.
    BMW M3 CSL 2 secs slower than a Z4 M. Sure, that'll happen...

    ETC ETC.



    IMHO Z4M handles better than the M3 and it's a bit quicker too.

    Re: 86 Cars of Top Gear Lap Times

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    edz61 said:
    Quote:
    Dr. Phil said:
    Fun reading, but utterly useless compared to serious, scientific tests.
    Ariel Atom slower than an Enzo on a tight course. Yeah, right.
    BMW M3 CSL 2 secs slower than a Z4 M. Sure, that'll happen...

    ETC ETC.



    IMHO Z4M handles better than the M3 and it's a bit quicker too.



    Z4M handles better then M3 CSL??!!

    Do you know what are you talking about

    M3 CSL is faster on the Nordschleife then 997 turbo...

    BUT, since M3 CSL was never on sale in USA I guess you do nothave any clue...

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    LOL! true kreso, the csl was a real track scalpel, and would eat any z4m on any road

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    Does anyone know why this car was not available? Was it safety or emissions? Or just a corporate decision to exclude that model in the US? I am thinking that most American's would not buy a CSL, so maybe the cost of another model in the US was to blame?

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    95jersey said:
    Does anyone know why this car was not available? Was it safety or emissions? Or just a corporate decision to exclude that model in the US? I am thinking that most American's would not buy a CSL, so maybe the cost of another model in the US was to blame?



    Bucket seats without side bags... Too higher price for US market... Need for true 98ROZ(EU specs) gasoline for best preformance...

    Re: 86 Cars of Top Gear Lap Times

    Quote:
    dhayek said:
    LOL! true kreso, the csl was a real track scalpel, and would eat any z4m on any road



    Sorry mate, you are absolutely right I did not see the CSL

    Re: 86 Cars of Top Gear Lap Times

    Top Gear does their best to keep conditions similar but obviously they can't control the weather. When its super wet they don't track them, can't remember which car it was but one couldn't be run by the stig at the time of the episode because the rain was really coming down.

    For the guy commenting on tires, they keep the stock tires on them. Besides, different cars don't come from the factory with the same tires so why would that be a reason to gripe all of a sudden?

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    Where is the F430 on th list? thought i remembered it being on the show???

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    I remember it does have 1.22.9

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    These times are a more reliable measure than almost anything else. Same driver(a pro), same track and similar conditions. If they could do it on the same day with the same tires they would be the best.

     
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