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Old 19th August 2008, 05:18   #16
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Its a big suprise to see a 250 bhp caterham up there. Just goes to show the power to weight ratio for that car
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Old 19th August 2008, 07:36   #17
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Shouldn't they retest since some of the conditions were "very wet!" and so on ?
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Unsurprisingly, niche track purpose cars fill up most of the top 10 spots. The only real production car I see on the list is the Nissan GTR in 12th place...what a quantum achievement by the Japs. I could only smile upon seeing the Z06 on the 22nd slot too, and thats from an '05 build. Is the new Z06 going to better that time and position? You bet.

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Shouldn't they retest since some of the conditions were "very wet!" and so on ?
Seriously. The BMW M3 CSL ran in the wets, when it comes with a sticker that says "slick tyres ONLY for dry roads".

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Its a big suprise to see a 250 bhp caterham up there. Just goes to show the power to weight ratio for that car
The Radical SR3 is an even bigger surprise. 205 horses with 495 kilos to pull!
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Great one for the GTR. Should have put the prices too. It seriously whips the famed horses, bulls etc., for the money by a big margin.
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Superb list Is there a source for this info? How does one know who the driver is? Also, wasnt the Gumpert at the top of the list that is shown in the TV show? Wasnt the other cars rejected cos they were not road legal?
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