Handling Battle: Lotus Exige versus Apache Gunship

Jeremy Clarkson puts the Lotus Exige in a head-on handling bout against an Apache helicopter gunship. Trust Top Gear to always come up with outrageous but entertaining ways to test his sports cars. Jeremy Clarkson drives the Lotus Exige around the track, and the challenge is to out-maneuveur the Apache gunship which will try to get a radar lock on the car to fire it’s missiles.

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After dabbling for years in the IT industry, Paul Tan initially began this site as a general blog covering various topics of personal interest. With an increasing number of readers paying rapt attention to the motoring stories, one thing led to another and the rest, as they say, is history.



  • ir_entau (Member) on Jan 29, 2006 at 10:42 pm


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  • revver (Member) on Jan 29, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    hehehehe. wish could do so

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  • El Goodoo (Member) on Jan 30, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    i have this episode… quite hilarious especially the ending part where the apache fired a shot at the car.. which looked so fake….

    anyway, in the same episode… there was a MPV race…estima,serena,espace and many more battled it out in an oval circuit…

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  • FooFi (Member) on Feb 01, 2006 at 1:44 am

    Top Gear's staff are still children. They always make hilarious test

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  • elb (Member) on Feb 01, 2006 at 10:02 am

    Sweet stuff. I was lucky enough to catch a live demostration of this, linked below :)


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  • bummerboy (Member) on Feb 01, 2006 at 9:38 pm

    my dream car the lotus.. sigh…

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  • EJEvo (Member) on Feb 02, 2006 at 9:00 pm

    Somewhere a frustrated James Bond film writer crumples up the sheet of paper with his idea on it, and begins searching for another one now that his has been publicly displayed by Top Gear…

    Too bad the Exige is saddled with the Toyota engine. Good for reliability, but not so good for speed. Everything else says "race car" on this vehicle, so why does it have a cam setup that's best suited for fuel economy? "The Kick" should come onboard much earlier than the last 2000 RPMS. A real performance engine setup would transform this car into a beast.

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