How fast did you go?
Hammond (laughing): You’ll have to watch the film — but it wasn’t as fast as the cars race. The thing is a monster. It’s like climbing into the belly of a dragon and driving that around. It does only one thing — and that’s go around the track really fast in one direction. You find yourself trying to fight it, trying to keep it from doing what it really wants to do. And also, when you go into a turn and hit the braking, well, I fly a helicopter back in Britain and I would say it feels more like that than driving a car — because you roll into that turn and you roll back out of it. It’s not like any other kind of driving that you’ll ever get to do anywhere else.
The inclusion in Forza Motorsport 4 of our Top Gear track, just off the A3 in a quiet corner of Surrey, means that the TG office are now regularly outclassed online on what should be home turf. Often by 12-year-olds.
This wouldn’t do. So we’ve decided to put together our own downloadable pack of cars to give us an edge (for at least 30 minutes until you all get used to them).
The pack will cost you 560 Microsoft Points and will be available from May 1. See you online…
“Not unless James May becomes an astronaut.”
That time when Richard joked about James becoming an astronaut, and then that other time when James actually did.
From ‘Top Gear Series 6’ (Richard’s review of the Maserati Coupé) and the TV special ‘James May At The Edge of Space’