Stig Crashes Koenigsegg CCX (HQ) | Series 8 | BBC

Stig Crashes Koenigsegg CCX (HQ) | Series 8 | BBC

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The Stig takes the Koenigsegg CCX round the track shocking results…Subscribe for more awesome videos: YouTube channel: TopGear.com website: Facebook: Twitter:

We must now find out
how fast it goes round our track, so, we must hand it over
to our tame racing driver. Some say that his ears aren't exactly
where you'd expect them to be, and that once, preposterously,
he had an affair with John Prescott. All we know is, he's called the Stig. Away he goes
and this car really is within a shout of setting a new world record here. It does sound a bit like
the Stig's short-shifting, but they have taken off the rev limit.
First corner there. Oh! You see,
the back's stepping out already, but he's on it in a moment. Do you have a map? I should explain Stig's new in-car
entertainment is languages for beginners and this week, it's Italian. Holding that. Chicago nicely done.
Spit of flame. Here's the Hammerhead. This could be where it all comes undone. No, no, he's holding
onto that beautifully. Snap of oversteer on the way out.
Now he can really open it. An ice cream, please. Okay, over 800 horsepower
charging up towards the tyre wall. This should be quick. Come on, Stig. Keep it on.
Keep it on. Looking good! Two corners left.
Don't throw it all away here, Stig. You've got the Zonda to beat.
Zonda's in sight. Only Gambon left. Hard on the brakes,
turn in and across the line! -So, does it?
-So? Okay. It has got the Zonda F to beat. That's 118.4. Got to know. Come on. And it did it in 120.4… right down here. You see, all that power,
but without the down force, there it is. CCX, that's the difference. -Yeah, correctly spelt.
-Yeah. I think the only time that Zonda F
is going to get knocked off the board is when Bugatti finally let us
put a Veyron round our track. You say that, but having posted this time,
the Stig said, "You know what? I reckon if I don't short-shift
and I'm a bit more brave in the corners, I reckon I can go faster than that." -Who'd like to see that attempt?
-Yes, please. Yes! Play the tape. Right, he's off again
and this is the one. Okay. Into Chicago, he's really, really
piling it on through there. Look at that. So beautifully controlled. Hammerhead. Feeling for grip. That does look faster. Now, go on, power! Go on, Stig! 806 brake horsepower thundering down
at 130 miles an hour. He's lost the back… He's lost it!
He's off! Oh, my God! Oh, my God! That's a big one. That's the first time the Stig's
ever, ever been off this track. Here it is again in slow-motion. You can see the back steps out,
no down force. He corrects it,
but there just isn't enough track and that's a big tyre wall
he's been through there. God! That is a big accident. That is a properly big accident. Look. It's eaten the tyre wall! Look. There's the advantage
of carbon fibre for you. -Hardly any damage at all.
-And cheap to repair as well. Well, cheaper than chewing gum
with nicotine in it, that's for sure.

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