It’s no secret that the bulk of U.K. car journo’s have never been particularly impressed with American cars. The complaints always seemed to echo the same sentiment: American muscle cars, quick as they may be, can’t seem to find their way around a corner. And the boys at Top Gear are no exception.
Pitting the Audi R8 V10 against a Corvette ZR1, Jeremy Clarkson opined the ‘Vette was, “insanely vulgar”, too wide, and “a complete madman” in the corners. Of course, that was the C6.
The brash Brits finally got their hands on a C7 Stingray and they were quick to pit it against a roundly-praised corner-hugger: the brand new Porsche Cayman GTS. The guys were thoroughly impressed and even admitted that the sun had finally set on the fast-but-faulty Corvette era. Just like much of the world’s press has already concluded, they thought the C7 Stingray was a damn good steer.
If you haven’t seen episode 5 of the new TG season we won’t spoil it for you. However, we will show you some brilliant in-car footage of the Stig throwing the two cars around the Top Gear test track. And just for the record the Stingray clocked a 1:19.8, easily outgunning the 1:21.6 set by the 340hp Cayman GTS.
Take a closer look below. But if the videos aren’t working, check the link here: