We’re known as champions of consumer advice here on Top Gear. No, really, we are. And we’ve got a little nugget for all you Americans that live in the United States of Americans.
Lamborghini has just announced the cost of competing in this year’s brand-new Super Trofeo race series in America, and it costs just $17,500 per driver.
For your money, you get 120 minutes of practice, a 40 minute qualifying session, and two 50-minute races, which is over four hours of track time per weekend. That’s $17,500 per driver, for 20 hours in a racing Lamborghini, versus quite a few thousand more hours if you bought the Cruze. But your hours in the Cruze won’t be filled with carbon fibre and oversteer and noise and horsepower and clapping fans and possible podiums. They will be filled with monotone, crushingly disappointing runs to the supermarket, with only the hammers-blow of regret that you didn’t buy a seat in a Gallardo, keeping you company. That’s a lot of time to be spent in angst.
The fee - $35k per car - includes the four-wheel-drive LP570-4, full service package, car transportation, a Pirelli tyre package, driver race suits, trackside hospitality and, erm, parking. Though if you’ve pilfered from the ‘sensible car fund’, you may only need a bus pass and a good excuse to your partner.
What are you waiting for?
… which is impressive and the first point of this post.
She also hosts tonight’s Brit List: 20 Sexiest Special airing tonight at 10/9c on BBC America which is second point of this post.
Dear fans of Top Gear.
If you’ve watched enough of our episodes, you should understand that there is a way to drive on a track, and a completely different way to drive on public roads.
If you have trouble understanding why, please take a moment to watch the above instructional video (jump to 0:40 for the lesson).