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Top Gear’s Speed Week: Chris Harris vs Porsche 911 R

Video: one of 2016’s stand-out performance cars gets thrashed at the Red Bull Ring

Published: 25 Oct 2016
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Chris Harris. An empty race track. A Porsche 911 R. Cue the oversteer.

Yup, for Top Gear magazine’s annual Speed Week extravaganza, we’ve taken 18 of the best performance cars of 2016, driven across Europe and over the Alps, and ended up at the tortuous 2.7-mile Red Bull Ring in Austria. All in the name of speed.

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In the first of a series of short clips detailing some of the star cars, Chris Harris gets to grips with one of the year’s most exciting – and rare – performance cars.

Check back tomorrow for another video instalment from Speed Week, and hit the links below to pick up a copy of new Top Gear magazine for more great features, including: a 200mph autobahn mission in the Jaguar F-Type SVR, and a hot hatch mega test as Renault’s RS16 takes on the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S, Ford Fiesta ST200 and Ford Focus RS.

Also in the mix is the not-so-small matter of the £1.8m Aston Martin Vulcan, alongside the new Audi TT RS, BMW M4 GTS, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, a pair of McLarens and much, much more.

Oh, and we also borrowed a NASCAR. Because ‘Murica. Time to teach those F1 boys how to make some noise.

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