“Some say that his steering is so good, it can beat a Murali off-break” – Top Gear Sri Lanka’s designated racing driver – Stigasingha
Morose that Top Gear couldn’t pull off the much awaited hyper-car shootout because the manufacturers couldn’t get their act together? Get a load of Top Gear Sri Lanka. A spoof of the original show and sadly limited to a single episode, but it shows that Sri Lanka, apart from the great beaches, terrific cuisine, cricket fanaticism and lissome women, holds a sense of humor too. Along with a weird interpretation of the Stig.
In the clip below, the alacritc, chuckle-some host, clad in typical Sri Lankan attire reviews none other than a beautiful Ferrari F430 Spider, with frequent responses to cricket, of course. But it’s a review unlike any other – the Italian exotic’s performance is opinionated upon not on the road and track, but against how it’d fit into Sri Lankan culture, which includes taking it to parties, weddings, and how’d the wifey react and so on. It’s got a mention of the ground clearance too, which clearly isn’t enough for Lankan roads, and an amusing take on the price, with a very beautiful lady.
The F430 Spider, for all intents and puposes, features a 4.3L V8 petrol engine which generates 498 PS (366 kW; 491 hp) of power at 8500 rpm and 465 N·m (343 lb·ft) of torque at 5250 rpm. The F430 has a top speed in excess of 196 mph (315 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.0 seconds, 0.7 seconds quicker than the 360 Spider, the model it replaces.
Watch the clip below: