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Ferrari FXX Destroys Record on Top Gear Test Track

Michael Schumacher, aka The Stig, pilots Ferrari track car

 |  Jun 23 2009, 3:03 PM

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Top Gear kicked off a new season in the U.K. with two big stunts. For starters, it revealed that The Stig is none other than Michael Schumacher.

More amazingly, however, the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion piloted his very own black Ferrari FXX  around the Top Gear test track completely obliterating the previous record held by the Gumpert Apollo. The Gumpert’s best lap was an incredible 1:17, while the 800hp 6.3-liter V12 FXX crossed the line in just 1:10. As it’s not street-legal, however, we wouldn’t exactly call this matchup a fair fight.

  • TONY1

    Another win for Ferrari following the ‘Moseley affair’. Well done Luca, you know we will only watch that in which a Ferrari participates!

  • Culli

    Anyone else notice that the tyres on the follow through were in the wrong place. You can see marks on the floor of where they should have been placed. Was this so Shumi didnt have to lift?