How fat is your car?
Posted: 20 May 2010
The rear seats are next to be dispatched, shortly followed by the piece de resistance, the entire carpet set, ripped in a single swathe from the 207 like a snake shedding its skin from within. Though, in the interests of simplicity, we've opted against lightweight brakes or plexiglass windows, we decide to fit a set of lighter alloys and fresh Pirelli P-Zero tyres: a sure-fire way to knock a few seconds off our lap time and prove our weight-saving point.
We proffer a spanner to the Stig, but he simply strides past us, straps himself into the driver's seat - the one remaining chair - and grips the steering wheel purposefully, leaving us to try to extricate the centre console from around him. As we rip out the door cards with a satisfying crack, Stig twists the key and revs the engine with menace. He is ready.