• Jun 23rd 2009 at 11:30AM
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Schumacher's Ferrari FXX hot lap - Click above to watch video after the jump

Alright, so whether you've seen it already or not, most of the enthusiast world is aware that Top Gear has revealed its mystery "tame racing driver" as none other than F1 maestro Michael Schumacher. That unhelmeting came as part of the new season's first show which aired in the U.K. on Sunday, and we now have a clip from that show of Schumi's own FXX tackling the <i>Top Gear</i> track. How how the World Champion's personal Prancing Horse stack up? Click on the through the jump to find out.

[Source: Top Gear via You Tube]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Saw 13-1 last night, was excellent! Best episode I've seen in a while.


      Also, I really want a Lotus Evora now... hehe.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Well done Ferrari.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Although i was never a Schumi fan he does posses some serious skill. I bet he could still beat out Kimi and massa in their current Ferraris.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Most interesting thing to me is that Schumi drives a Fiat 500 Abarth at the moment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Who whouldn't want to own one? Those things look like a hoot to drive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think I just messed up my pants.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If only the video weren't dominated by Clarkson's endless banter. Would love to hear the car and its driver working their magic instead. What a beautifully driven beautiful car. :-P
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oddly, they explained before driving it that it's not really a 'road' car. So it shouldn't really be given a spot on the board.



      But still amazingly fast, a true "F1 car with wipers."

      Shows where Ferrari's typical road cars will be in a few years :D

        • 6 Years Ago
        I am sure they will take it down next episode. Crazy to see what that car can do though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Post up his Reasonably Priced Car lap as well - MUCH better than the FXX
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone actually believe that Schumi is the Stig?
      Maybe revealing the stig as different people throughout the season will be the new running joke.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ MemphisNET:

        at the end of the episode, they show why they didnt do a SIARPC. you can find the whole episode on YouTube; FullTopGearEpisodes is what you should search for.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's a fantastic idea! Did they even do a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car? Maybe this IS the new format!
        • 6 Years Ago
        He was the Stig that day. Ben Collins may be the Stig most days but he can't drive everything.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yea I'm sort of "facepalming" when people actually believe that The Stig is actually Schumie.

        Folks: it was a joke.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No they didn't do a traditional siarpc this week. Just the clip of Stig/Schumi trying out the old Liana.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Before any more people get their panties in a bunch over the fact that the FXX isn't street legal, TG has done this before with other non-street-legal cars and the following week removed them.

      Relax.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some of you might remember how close to the top the Ariel Atom did on that course. Methinks its time for them to get their hands on one of the Ariel Atom 500's (V8) to see how it does on there.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, um... you might want to rethink that...
        http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/ariel-atom-500

        Considering how the 'regular' Atom did (1.16 if I remember correctly), adding more power yet keeping the weight down (for a power to weight that is out of this world) is part of it as well. Having less rolling resistance and less mass means higher acceleration as well... and you are correct that all that means nothing if you cant apply that force to the ground... thats why the Atom 500 can have larger tires, AND REAR AND FRONT WINGS. Since the Atom is so much lighter in mass... it can maintain higher speeds around corners, and since it has wings that are similar in size to others, yet the car is a fraction of the weight, I imagine it could corner about 25% faster than the Ferrari. I predict 1.08 or less for the 500... easily.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very fast...but in a completely pointless display of lap time dominance on Top Gear. Car isnt street legal...this is clear and has been said 1,000 times on this post. Beyond this fact is that this car has not only been designed by Schumi, but also measured out, modified and CONSTRUCTED specifically for him...it's like taking a dolphin, strapping jet backs to its dorsal fin and then having it race a bunch of retarded children with no arms...lmao, whats the freakin' point?

      Anyways...always interesting to see what cars can do, but the lap time tower needs to lose some weight with that FXX 1:10 paper.
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