The Stig’s flying hybrids
The Stig tries to make ultra-frugal hybrids oversteer, and then jumps them over a humpbacked bridge
Posted: 09 Nov 2010
The high-speed banking yielded an indicated 113mph max for the Insight, at a low average of 16.7mpg, and the Prius a top speed of 121mph, while its average wouldn't dip below 18.2mpg, even with the throttle pedal jammed so far into the carpet it started to become slightly on fire.
To the end, then - to the fuel station to finish our silly day. Remember the Prius did more Stig laps, so our scientific umming and ahhing took that into account. Despite that Stig disadvantage, the Toyota averaged 37.2mpg, using 3.58 gallons of fuel to cover 134 hard miles. The Insight was less thrifty, using 3.28 gallons to cover 120 miles - an average of 36.5mpg.