Originally Posted by Bavarian Motorist
That's my point exactly. If an Elise S beat the Tesla that badly, it's very pitiful for the Tesla.
I am not sure what you are all on about, it did a 1:27.2 (same as a Porsche GT3) on a damp circuit and the Exige did 1:26.9 in the dry
Why is everything a race for you people? The lap time is irrelevant, the car is designed to be a sporty touring car, not a hard core track machine.
If the lap time is so important to you, perhaps you should have bought a Caterham (or better yet the Gumpert) instead of that POS Lotus
Top Gear is not the be all and end all, it is an entertainment show and is not beyond skewing the results to fit their story ( I know for fact that they have done it in the past), for example, I wouldn't be surprised if they faked having the batteries go dead to make it more interesting.
"the car is not meant for the track", WTF does that mean for a sportscar?
Is it really that hard for you to understand that some sports cars are not set up to be track demons?
It's a street sports car that is more to show up to at the clubs and take a nice drive down a country road than to do hot laps around a track in
Edit: Cegan09 beat me to it