Sunday, 29 April 2012

Video Sunday - Britain Invades Germany

18/4/12, 23:58 minutes, 147,692 Views (When Posted)

People say that the British car industry is dead. Maybe in the mass market - all the names still surviving are owned by someone else - but we make a lot of other people's cars. Honda makes Civics and CR-Vs in Swindon, Nissan builds cars in Sunderland, BMW makes 3-Series and "Minis" in Oxford, the list may even go on. That's not all, though. Aside from MG's quiet return with the MG6, we make a lot of "specialist cars". Cars such as the Caterham 7, the Ariel Atom, the Radical SR# and the BAC Mono. Aside from the McLaren MP4-12C, our only straight supercar is a raw, visceral turbo nutter akin to the Ferrari F40 (which recently celebrated its 25th birthday). Chris Harris pits this car - the Noble M600 - against a V8 version of the Ariel Atom, a car that's the definition of no-frills, and takes them both to the Nürburgring.

Assuming you haven't got much to do on a Sunday, I hope you can spare 24 minutes of your time to watch two full laps and some other footage of two British bruisers. It's 24 minutes worth spending.

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