Top Gear Unsafe Cars Episode

Top Gear, Season 3 (or is it 2.5?), released its third episode tonight featuring America’s historically most unsafe cars and put them in a demolition derby. It was highly entertaining. What are the most unsafe cars? The Chevy Corvair, the Ford Pinto, and the Suzuki Samurai. The featured car of the episode was the Ariel Atom, a Honda-powered street legal race car. It beat Tanner’s $400k Fiesta on the test track. It was rather impressive watching the footwork of The Stig as he operated throttle, break, and clutch around the track.

Hot laps:

1:18.6 – Ariel Atom
1:19.5 – Ford Fiesta Rallycross (Tanner’s)
1:22.0 – Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
1:22.4 – Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
1:22.8 – Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
1:23.3 – Ferrari 458 Italia
1:23.4 – Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
1:25.3 – Porsche Panamera Turbo
1:26.9 – Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Balboni
1:27.2 – Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
1:27.4 – Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
1:27.6 – Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
1:28.2 – Aston Martin V12 Vantage
1:28.2 – Ford Mustang Boss 302
1:28.4 – Lotus Evora (wet)
1:28.5 – Ferrari California
1:28.9 – Roush Mustang Stage 3
1:29.2 – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
1:30.0 – Subaru Impreza WRX STI
1:30.0 – BMW X6 M
1:39.0 – Hennessey F-150 VelociRaptor 600

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