Not quite. While we've gotten word from credible sources that El Toro has, in fact, been chosen as the location for the supposed filming of the U.S. version of
, the test track above ain't it. To begin with, the SCCA and a handful of other track-day organizations have been using the runways at El Toro for years, not to mention that
performed it's infamous
3.2-second 0-60 sprint in the Nissan GT-R
at the decommissioned Marine Corps aviation base.
Aside from those facts, just look at the layout. Compared
to the course that Lotus engineers setup for the Stig
, this makeshift circuit looks positively pedestrian. A few chicanes and some long sweepers does not a test track make, so until we see the Hammerhead and Follow Through, we're chalking up these rubber marks to weekend hoonage.