• Sep 24, 2010
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Just when you thought there wasn't any more news to be drained from Stig-gate, Ben Collins has come out and announced his favorite car from his time beneath the white helmet. Surprisingly enough, it's not some high-dollar sports machine. Instead, Collins says that the most fun he ever had behind the wheel while employed with the BBC was in a Toyota Aygo. He and a gaggle of other race drivers spent an afternoon playing car soccer with the Aygo, and after a full day of abuse, the little Toyota just kept on chugging along.

But if Collins is choosing a piece of high-end metal to adore, the guy said that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport helped form some of his best memories of Top Gear. Yeah, we can see that one.

The former tame racing driver's least favorite car? Well, that's a surprise, too. That honor goes to a Koenigsegg. Collins infamously binned one of the ultra-rare machines during shooting – the only car to suffer damage while in his care. Videos of both segments are available after the jump.

Publisher HarperCollins plans on releasing Collins' autobiography, The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane and Me soon. Thanks for the tip, Kris!

[Source: The Daily Telegraph]




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      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder how much he was paid to say this!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is exactly the reason why I have such fond memories of my old Chevette.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I remember that Koenigsegg run. The car was an absolute mess. I don't know how they could have tested it and not realized it was going to try to kill its drivers. Note that they indeed added a wing on subsequent models...
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's a saying that I heard a long time ago:

      "It's a lot more fun to drive a slow car fast than to drive a fast car slow."

      It's probably the same reason I like driving my 04 Focus more than my e46 323i. It's a LOT more fun to push the limits in a car that isn't considered "sporty."
      • 4 Years Ago
      But I thought Autoblog agreed that Toyota suck.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd say this isn't so much an opinion on the car as it is the experience with it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      actually, he hit the tire wall at Bentley in the F430.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man, I just don't care to hear what this guy has to say at this point.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some say that he only knows two facts about cars and that they're both wrong. . .
        • 4 Years Ago
        wasn't it ducks?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess he liked it because it was a matter of "How far much can you push the car to its limits?" Then push it some more. Although, the Aygo is a surprisingly agile car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Collins now knows 1000 ways to make himself look foolish. And counting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Koenigsegg was improperly set up. And the wing was an option even before the show. They just decided to rename it the top gear wing so that people would buy it.
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