Link doesnt work, but sleepfish has some good stuff on it. Check out the full corvette wmv not just the dragrace section. Its... revealing.
No, they showed the Vette losing a straight line drag race to an NSX.Vantage said:
Do you feel the review was unethical due to your bias towards the Corvette? In reality, Top Gear has always been like this in one way or another, but this time it hit home.
You're taking it way too seriously. Everything is said with a wink and a nod. The Stig was listening to Culture Club back when he was taking an Elise around there track, fer Chrissakes. I doubt they're too anti-American either, considering they made the Focus RS their car of the year last year. And who wouldn't give a really negative review to the 350 roadster? I've never seen another car show anywhere as interesting or entertaining as Top Gear.Allan Gibbs said:I'm finding their anti-American (or anything but British basis) a bit tiresome. They had a really negative review of the 350 roadster, gloated over the Exige's ability to avoid being target locked by the American, ugly Apache AT CLOSE RANGE. I'm thinking it's more entertainment than objective auto-journalism.
And the "colonies" comment!? Makes me think they still have a chip on their shoulder than the Bristish empire has lost some real estate since the 1700s!
Then if thats what happened, they should have said so. To present the NSX as being faster than a C6 when we all know thats bullshit, is simply unethical.Vantage said:As I have been saying for a while now, Top Gear tests (including track and acceleration test) are for entertainment value only. But it's totally plausible that the NSX could have beaten the C6 if there was too much wheelspin on the C6 launch. They've been launching NSXs for a long time. They also have NSX-Rs over there. Their C6 experience?
Yes, but...it's England, chances are all the other cars were tested on a damp track, too.transio said:Not to stir the pot, but wasn't the Exige timed on a wet track?