Top Gear UK Hits Bonneville Salt Flats With Corvette ZR1, Challenger SRT8, Cadillac CTS-V and... Baseball Caps?

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After seeing Top Gear UK boys hitting the streets of Reno in a Cadillac CTS-V, Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Corvette ZR1, we now know where they were headed — the Bonneville Salt Flats. This mess of pictures pretty much confirm that TGUK will be pushing the cars to their terminal velocity while making quips about Mormons and polygamy — and all while — umm — wearing baseball caps? Sure, whatever floats their British boats. It also looks like James May has taken a liking to a polished-up Shelby Cobra that was at the flats as well. We don't know if that'll sneak into the segment or if he's just geeking out, but Carroll Shelby will probably be suing his ass anyway.
[FinalGear]

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Clarkson: Do you notice just how mind-numbingly awful American cars are?

Hammond: Oh, I don't know Jeremy, that Corvette is certainly entertaining enough.

Clarkson: Oh please Hammond, you're entertained by "The Wiggles." The seats are so dreadful in each of these cars that I feel as though my buttocks have been gradually turned into Yorkshire Pudding. The suspension in each is so ham-fisted that I am able to feel each and every grain of sand they run over.

Hammond: Again with your buttocks Jeremy? I thought they were fine, although it is a bit hard to see over that long hood on the Challenger.

May: If I may interject, I find the Cadillac loathsome. I mean, where's the upright hood mascot? How are you supposed to center yourself in the road? And there's no front bench seat, no landau roof option, and there's some sort of third pedal that doesn't appear to do anything.

Clarkson: That's a dead pedal James, it's there for you to brace against . . .

Hammond: In fast cornering . . .

Clarkson: Of which you would be unfamiliar.

May: I will give you that they all seem less engaging than the bullet train we took in Japan.

Hammond: That's true, and the seats on the bullet train were really comfortable.

Clarkson: I mean if Vauxhall is able to make a competent handling car with decent seats and sell it for less than twenty thousand pounds, why can't the Americans? It's probably the same reason they seem wholly unable to make a good cup of earl gray or have the common decency to understand that we are their betters.

Hammond: So, do you want to bring a Vauxhall Viva to Bonneville?

Clarkson: No, I think I'd have very little about which to complain if we did and then where would our ratings be? Shall we just berate James for his innate lack of directional sense and questionable sexual orientation?

Hammond: As long as that takes attention away from my height and my teeth, I say we do.

May: Oh cock.