It’s solely been a number of months since The Grand Tour’s newest particular of its fourth season was launched and already, we’re eagerly awaiting the subsequent movie and have began looking YouTube, reminiscing about a few of the most interesting days of Prime Gear.
When Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James Might had been on the helm, Prime Gear was one of many largest reveals on TV. All of us have our favourite episodes and segments from the present and a spotlight that not too long ago stood out to us was Prime Gear’s take a look at of the Ferrari FXX.
These days, it has develop into fairly frequent for unique automobile producers to launch high-performance fashions that may solely be legally pushed on observe however when the FXX was launched, there wasn’t actually something fairly prefer it. Primarily based on the road-going Enzo, it was the last word supercar within the automaker’s line-up and solely accessible to probably the most prolific of Ferrari collectors.
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When Prime Gear examined the FXX, there was a catch. Slightly than Clarkson or one in all his co-hosts driving it across the Dunsfold Aerodrome, it solely accomplished a flying lap of the circuit. It gave the impression to be pushed by The Stig however later within the episode, it was revealed that it wasn’t actually The Stig who was driving and was as an alternative Michael Schumacher. The FXX used was additionally owned by Schumacher himself.
Provided that the FXX was designed particularly to be used on racetracks, it was no shock when it set a brand new lap document, recording a time of 1:10.7. That made it 6.6 seconds sooner than the earlier record-holder, the road authorized Gumpert Apollo. Nonetheless, provided that the FXX is just not avenue authorized, the time was faraway from TG’s board.