Matthew Jones05 December 2011

Video: Lotus skims an MX-5 at 151mph

This DEFINES close call. We guarantee you’ll watch this more than once…

If you watch this your face will go weird. And you'll probably make an involuntary noise. This is quite insane...

This is some in-car footage from Team Chapman Racing's number 66 Mazda MX-5 competing in Class E of Australia's Island Magic Enduro 2011 race.

While it's chasing down a Porsche Boxster, Barton Mawer - driving a stupid-fast Lotus Exige - pursues Alan Simonsen in a Lambo for the Class A and overall lead. At 151mph.

As Ayrton Senna never said, if you no longer go for a gap that doesn't exist, you are no longer a racing driver.

How many times did you watch, TopGear.comrades?

Now look at if from Mawer's perspective...

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