Top Gear Speed Week: the misfits
Bowler EXR S, Vauxhall Maloo, Ford SuperSportVan, TG DeltaWang, McLaren GT and Honda race bike...
Posted: 30 Aug 2012
My torso is sticking out into the airflow, the wheel isn't on straight, the inside rear wheel spins immediately - the front end being surprisingly resistant to understeer - and the engine feels like it's making a bad job of about 100bhp. Gracelessly overtaken by everything, the Swift Sport being a particular speedy ignominy, I still can't wipe the smile off my face. You want to be challenged as a driver? Forget the Lotus Exige S, or even the BAC Mono or Radical SL. You need a car cobbled together out of what amounts to an extended skip-dive. Thank God the real one isn't actually like this. Or Le Mans would've been much more crashy.