We drive the 2012 US GP circuit
F1 heads to the Circuit Of The Americas this weekend. But they’ve got TG's lap time to beat…
Posted: 19 Nov 2012
The Vraptor does it sideways, trailing red dust like smoke from a stunt plane. It's mopped up ruts and cornered harder than anything this big should - the top of the bonnet is level with my nipples. You could drive this thing to the Dakar, race it, then drive home again.
Today was probably an easy test, and with a less cautious driver, it would've gone quicker. My time? Five minutes, 14 seconds. If it weren't for the cattle chicane and oncoming excavators, I'd have shaved two minutes off that, which would put me in the ballpark of, well, a rubbish qualifying lap. But at least it's a benchmark, and it puts TopGear and Hennessey in the record books.