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
So the Prius wins - and its victory in town was absolutely decisive. It's more expensive, yes, but it's worth the higher price if your driving is done in the city, and you don't particularly care how the car responds in the air. If you like to jump your hybrid high and far and there's a little bit of Stig in the way you enjoy your cars, then the Honda is the one. It feels like a normal, almost nippy little thing, not an electric buggy, but it also feels a lot tinnier and cheaper and much smaller, which it is. You get what you pay for.
And, in this case, Stig's opinion is irrelevant. He strode away in the direction of Lidlington, not impressed, because he knew the Prius was a better hybrid and therefore a better car.