Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Top Gear lap record smashed

With a new series due in weeks and Top Gear Live shortly to hit London and Birmingham expect to see a flurry of activity from the team.

Having said that, news that the Top Gear test track lap record has just been smashed surprisingly has nothing to do with the TV show.

Frustrated at being denied the opportunity to prove itself on the programme, British sports car builder Ultima took things into its own hands and hired the track out. The result? A lap time to humble a Ferrari FXX.

A Ferrari FXX with Michael Schumacher at the wheel, no less, the seven-time world champion famously posting a 1min 10.7sec time in the track-only Enzo-derived mega Ferrari. So, what about the Ultima GTR720?

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