How fat is your car?
Posted: 20 May 2010
He exits the chicane on three wheels, the 207 scrabbling for grip as it splashes up the main straight. Using every inch of the track, and a little of the grass too, Stig is up for this one. His first lap is clocked at 1:47.8. The second is a 1:46.6. The third, fourth and fifth are all within a tenth of each other, culminating in an immaculate 1:46.4. Typically awesome consistency from Stig, and that's as fast as this car is going. Remember that these times can't be compared with those on the telly show's Power Laps board: Stig has an extra trio of chicanes to manoeuvre around. 1:46.4 looks like a mighty good marker, though.
Stiggie hauls the 207 to a slithering stop on the start line, steps from the car and stands there, arms folded. If poses could say ‘rip some of the heavy crap out of this lardy hot hatch', it'd be this one.