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I know there have been other threads about this but I just found that the Top Gear website has an abbreviated list on it now (finally). I just thought I would share...

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Power Laps Here

Mercedes McLaren SLR - 1.20.9
Ford GT - 1.21.9
Ferrari 360 CS - 1.22.3
Porsche GT3 RS - 1.22.3
Murcielago - 1.23.7
Zonda - 1.23.8
Koenigsegg - 1.23.9
Noble - 1.25.0
Gallardo - 1.25.8
Lotus Exige - 1.26.4
Porsche 911 GT3 - 1.27.2
TVR 350c - 1.27.5
BMW M3 CSL - 1.28.0
MG SV - 1.28.6
Mitsubishi Evo VIII - 1.28.9
BMW Alpine Z8 - 1.29.0
Mercedes CL65 - 1.29
Alfa 3.7 GTA - 1.30.0
Subaru Impreza STI - 1.30.1
Aston Martin DB7 GT - 1.30.4
Audi S4 - 1.30.9
Porsche 911 turbo - 1.31.0
Vauxhall VX 220 turbo - 1.31.3
 

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Little Bastard said:
You missed the Carrera GT ... 1.19 something

Neil
You are correct, it is missing. Technically though the web admin at Top Gear missed it. No warranties espressed or implied.

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You are correct, it is missing. Technically though the web admin at Top Gear missed it. No warranties espressed or implied.

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Those brits, they are soo slow, kinda like with our cars...;)

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why the hell is the porsche turbo 2nd to last?
 

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jdw5155 said:
I know there have been other threads about this but I just found that the Top Gear website has an abbreviated list on it now (finally). I just thought I would share...

Jim

Power Laps Here

Mercedes McLaren SLR - 1.20.9
Ford GT - 1.21.9
Ferrari 360 CS - 1.22.3
Porsche GT3 RS - 1.22.3
Murcielago - 1.23.7
Zonda - 1.23.8
Koenigsegg - 1.23.9
Noble - 1.25.0
Gallardo - 1.25.8
Lotus Exige - 1.26.4
Porsche 911 GT3 - 1.27.2
TVR 350c - 1.27.5
BMW M3 CSL - 1.28.0
MG SV - 1.28.6
Mitsubishi Evo VIII - 1.28.9
BMW Alpine Z8 - 1.29.0
Mercedes CL65 - 1.29
Alfa 3.7 GTA - 1.30.0
Subaru Impreza STI - 1.30.1
Aston Martin DB7 GT - 1.30.4
Audi S4 - 1.30.9
Porsche 911 turbo - 1.31.0
Vauxhall VX 220 turbo - 1.31.3
Thanks Jim. Anyone remembers what the 111R did or they didn't do that yet?

BTW here is the rest of the list

Honda NSX Type R - 1.31.6
BMW M3 - 1.31.8
Nissan 350Z - 1.31.8
Mazda RX8 - 1.31.8
Ford Focus RS - 1.32.2
Lotus Esprit V8 - 1.32.5
Audi TT V6 - 1.32.7
MG ZT - 1.33
Noble - 1.33.1
Mercedes SL 55 AMG - 1.33.2
Volkswagen Golf R32 - 1.33.2
Volvo S60R - 1.35.0
Ferrari 575 - 1.35.2
Alfa 147 GTA - 1.35.6
Lotus Elise - 1.35.6
Aston Martin Vanquish - 1.36.2
Renault Clio v6 - 1.36.2
Honda Civic Type R - 1.36.5
Saab 95 hot aero - 1.37.9
Mazzer - 1.38.0
Bowler Wildcat - 1.39.4
Bentley Arnarge - 1.40.8
Overfinch - 1.44.0

Note the Elise time is the S2 in wet I believe.
 

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If the Exige and Elise (w/ LSS) are set up the same except for the aero kits, what would account for the nearly 9 sec. difference in lap times? Presumably it is the same track and same driver, but I would expect the two times to be much closer to each other.

Also, if we are getting the LSS on our Elises, should we pay more attention to Exige stats than standard Elise stats?

Thanks. I'll take my answer off the air.
 

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Randy G said:
If the Exige and Elise (w/ LSS) are set up the same except for the aero kits, what would account for the nearly 9 sec. difference in lap times? Presumably it is the same track and same driver, but I would expect the two times to be much closer to each other.

Also, if we are getting the LSS on our Elises, should we pay more attention to Exige stats than standard Elise stats?

Thanks. I'll take my answer off the air.
The Elise wasn't a 111r it was the older Rover Car.

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Yeah, the Elise time posted was the 111s. I generally count the Exige time as our Fed+LSS time. The main shame of these times is some were on wet and some on dry tracks. It would be more interesting (or at least more valid) if they "corrected" the times by dropping 3-4 seconds off for a wet track day so all are loosely comparing Grannies to Macintoshes. :)

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The tough thing about these kinds of lists is that you can't test all the cars under identical conditions. Lap times on dry tracks vs. wet tracks have already been noted, but there are lots of variables: track temperature, driver, amount of rubber or oil on the track, driver, traffic, etc.

I was sure surprised to see an Audi S4 beat a Porsche turbo.
 

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The website does not list whether or not the track was wet like the show's board does.

The green 111s was not only driven on a wet track, but was driven by the old ("dead") Stig. You can't really compare any of the times obtained before November of last year.
 

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darkSol said:
Let us not forget that the Exige was running on a damp track - that had to be worth a 1/10 or two... ;)
... a damp track with near slicks, I might add. ;)
 

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I am in the UK now and I saw the C6 on topgear last night. Dry track and it just barley beat the Exige on the wet track.

Who does not get it now:D
 

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Patricko said:
I am in the UK now and I saw the C6 on topgear last night. Dry track and it just barley beat the Exige on the wet track.
Never owned a 'Vette, and unless I see a C6 in real life and really like it - not exactly at the top of my desirability list - but let's not forget that the C6 is the "mainstream" everyday car that Chevy expect a lot of non-track day guys to buy as a daily driver - the Z06 is closer in spirit to the Exige (and would still be a bit more of an everyday car, I guess - especially in the US).

Overall - despite all the jokes - the C6 looks promising. GM is defintely not rolling on it's back and waiting to die a slow agonizing death - and while it is not yet the 911 or other Euro cars substitute that some people might belive - it is not a product that can be ignored as an old POS - especially when you factor the price in.

Ron.
 
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