Also, am I the only one who is starting to get really bored with all the car tests being done on the track?
When Jeremy says "turbo lag", does he really mean high revving and narrow power band?
He is just misusing an engine and calls the effect turbo lag, but it has nothing to do with it.No he means turbo lag
Not really. Polestar Performance had no problem with Top Gear using their car, it was Top Gear's decision not to do a lap in it, because "it is not a production car." I fail to see how that Cosworth is a production car, especially Jeremy explaining everything that was replaced on it. If you bring a regular C30 and lots of cash to Polestar, I'm sure they wouldn't mind converting your regular C30 to a PCP. (Yes, it won't be street-legal in Europe, but you can definitely use it in the states)I have a feeling that they didn't put the Stig in the Volvo for the same reason that the Stig wasn't allowed in the Veyron for quite a while -- the makers didn't want him in it. Clarkson throwing it around the track is one thing, but letting a racing-driver-type-person in one-off might not be the best idea. Some manufacturers, like VW (see the Golf W12), let the Stig at it, but it seems Volvo didn't feel like risking it.
Thank you, Captain ObviousHe is just misusing an engine and calls the effect turbo lag, but it has nothing to do with it.
You could take a F1 car, give it a bit of a hill and 1000rpm in 7th gear (or do they have eight these days) and you'll find that is does not accelerate. Eventhough it has "800" bhp. Jeremy would call that turbo lag too, despite there not being any turbo's attached to the engine.
Fact is, that it might have 800bhp at 18000rpm, but it's nearer 5bhp at 1000rpm.
Turbo lag is the time it takes voor a turbo to spin (back) up, while within the turbo working rev range, after the throttle has been (semi-)closed for a while. (exit of a corner of example)