it's not like we DIDN'T know what they were going to say about it. i mean, they KNOW its made in the usa and are going to bag it for being non-british. i suspect they'd hate the aston-martin if it was made in korea, even if it's quality was just as good.You're referring to the Challenger (12x02), obviously.
its just damn true. Its great that we are away from the stuffy old men telling you about cars on a sunday morning while boring the piss out of you with a stupid slolam run. This is proof that the relevence of top gear is become a landmark to consumers everywhere. Im glad to see it.As this recent article shows the manufacturers think hard about whether to let TG loose on their prize babies.... (****** to save having to spoiler the extract)
...However, the episode was enough to have the MD of ****** worried too. In a blog on the manufacturer's website for dealers, *********.co.uk, boss Paul Willcox explained it was always a tough decision for manufacturers whether to lend cars to Top Gear.
"Some of you may be wondering why we let Top Gear borrow a **** at all, especially after what happened with Tesla on a previous episode," he wrote.
"Well, dealing with Top Gear can be a bit of a double-edged sword. If you lend the show a car you're at the mercy of the script writers and the presenters as to how it will be represented.
"Then, on the other hand, if you refuse to give them a car you could end up like our friends at Bentley did ? being represented by a battered old Yugo.
"And, with that last scenario, there's an even bigger problem ? the show, and its millions of viewers across the world, could end up believing you don't have enough faith in your ground-breaking car to let the world's favourite motoring show get behind the wheel."
However, Willcox was confident the ****'s "cabinet full of trophies" shows they have good reason to be confident it'll be liked by Clarkson and Co and added that he'll be reserving judgment until after the Top Gear episode has been aired.
The whole debacle does just go to show how powerful Top Gear has become, though ? now manufacturers have to issue statements before the show has even been aired!
that thing looks like someone puked on a napkin then ate it and puked again. IMHOSaleen is a good one. I always wondered about them. What a stunning looking car also. Beautiful from every angle.
I'm a classic car enthusiast and I thought Bristol had gone bust... Until I heard about them going bust... :lol:Or maybe Saleen is sorta like what Bristol is to the Ukanians: a proud homegrown company that almost nobody overseas knows or cares about.
I can only hope you are being sarcastic there...Sik Pony said:its just damn true. Its great that we are away from the stuffy old men telling you about cars on a sunday morning while boring the piss out of you with a stupid slolam run. This is proof that the relevence of top gear is become a landmark to consumers everywhere. Im glad to see it.