How fat is your car?
Posted: 20 May 2010
He is off. Piling round our handling circuit, the 207 Superleggera looks far livelier now, twitchier under braking and much looser at the back. On the approach to Bacharach, Stig hangs the tail out in a languid slide, a plume of spray roostering from the back as he goes. This looks fast. He crosses the line and...
Er, right. This is a bit difficult to admit. It's a 1:46.4. Exactly the same time. Convinced that something must have gone askew in Stiggie's programming, we send him out for another lap. 1:46.5 this time. Then another 1:46.5 and two 1:46.4s on the spin, the second of which sees the cardboard sunroof detach itself unceremoniously from the 207 as Stig wrestles through Gambon. No blame attached to Stig: he is driving that car as fast as it will possibly go, and it is going no faster than before. Bugger. We have removed many Fairly Important Bits from Peugeot's nice 207 and made it exactly no more fast.