|2006/01/03 Hahaha, I beat Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and his NSX around Laguna Seca by 1 second :)|
π 2006-01-03 23:00 by Merlin in Cars, Ncars
I was watching Top Gear's last episode of this season, and Jeremy flew to Laguna Seca to compare how the real driving experience was with driving the same car on the same track on a playstation.
Turns out that I had done the exact same thing than him, and with the exact same track a year and a half ago :)
Ok, that's not actually a huge feat, besides my time of 1:56 around LS is ok, but nothing to be really proud of compared to what real miata drivers can do, but it was more funny to see Jeremy go through the same excercise than me :)
To be entirely fair, Jeremy probably did fewer laps than me anyway (although his car was probably as, if not more capable than mine), but in both cases we did much better times on the playstation than in real life, and we both concluded that in real life with the fear of death and severe mauling by fire, you don't drive the same than in the game :) (that, and the fact that the game is over optimistic on the car and track capabilities).
All in all, it was quite entertaining to watch