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 |  Jul 12 2011, 11:15 AM

Rule, Britannia, rule the waves! Britons never will be slaves! The boys of Top Gear recorded an impressive laptime around their famous test track with the McLaren MP4-12C, and if you haven’t seen the episode yet, you might want to skip ahead.

The homegrown MP4-12C beat out foreign contenders such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Bugatti Veyron, and the Gumpert Apollo, with a time of 1:16.2 around Dunsfold—the second fastest record on the power board.

Then again, the Top Gear folks have a thing for patriotic bias that makes Sean Hannity look like a Communist—even if Ferrari built a 10,000-horsepower Italia that shot cans of London Pride out the exhaust pipes, Jeremy And Company would still find a way to handicap it. Maybe if they stuffed the interior with gnocchetti filling, then dropped a piano on it.

If only the rest of the British car industry followed through on such spirit. We shall fight them on the beaches! We shall fight them on the test tracks!

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  • mark

    “…the Top Gear folks have a thing for patriotic bias that makes Sean Hannity look like a Communist—even if Ferrari built a 10,000-horsepower Italia that shot cans of London Pride out the exhaust pipes, Jeremy And Company would still find a way to handicap it…”

    What complete journalistic twaddle. You start by stating a FACT that it is the second fastest car around the track – a fact – not a bias.
    They may be patriotic – but they just recently mentioned that the Jag E-type was the last GREAT engineering design achievement this country produced.

    And as I’ve seen the program – they actually rate the Ferrari a more engaging car.

    You should check your own bias buttons before writing rubbish.

  • Jack Randall

    I agree Mark. Jeremy is actually a massive Ferrari fanboy. The fact Jeremy gave the car a pretty good review considering is a turn up for the books.

  • GARY CUSHMAN

    I SAW THE SHOW

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GEHCUDROHVMLAASL2TT6N5SIZI Vincent

    They need to re-test the Lexus LFA on a dry track. I think it would beat the McLaren. I won’t hold my breath. If they did, someone please post it here.