Chris Hoy and the Jaguar F-Type
Sir Chris Hoy talks track days, peak torque and the Jaguar F-Type
Posted: 14 Nov 2012
Competition runs in Hoy's veins - he has a game he plays with Kenny when they're travelling together. "We'll say, ‘Right, £100,000, five cars, 10 minutes, go.' And you'll go, ‘Right, my track car would be this, my everyday car would be this, so-and-so would be my tow car...'"
Unsurprisingly, his dream garage changes all the time, but what of his actual garage? "I had a Caterham R400 up until last November, but I had to drive it with my elbows hanging out the side. And when you did a bit of opposite lock, you'd catch your knees with your hands, plus if you had a passenger it was difficult, especially if it was one of your teammates, because they're the same size as you, so it's a comedy, like two elephants in a Mini. So I sold it and bought a secondhand Lotus 2-Eleven. You don't feel like you're hanging out of it, so you feel safer in it and that means you're happier pushing harderon the track." It's also a car that's less about big skids, more about speed, precision and focus...