The BBC’s Top Gear is known for coming up with some very out there tests to put cars though, except none have been as insane as this. In another test pitting man against machine, the boys from Britain are putting a rally prepped Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII against a world championship downhill freestyle skater. Now the 16 year old’s plank of wood is a purpose built off road racing vehicle complete with a suspension and large knobby off road tires. You would think that it would be no problem for the the Evo being driven by Ben Collins, but it’s true that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and the former Stig’s Lancer is having a bit of a hard time getting around the moguls on the green downhill race course. However Richard Hammond has something that might solve that problem in the form of a Paris Dakar racer, the Bowler Wildcat.


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  (665) posted on 03.24.2010

Much as been said, the movie just wants to show what’s the difference between Weight and Tire Grips.

  (1022) posted on 02.1.2010

Evo is using a rally tire which is designed for soil, dirt and sand, but the SUV is using an all-terrain tire which it’s groves are higher than the Rally Tires, plus the suv’s ground clearance is much higher than the evo, if you can see it skids too much because of the weight and tires are not meant for grassy surface. well that’s only my opinion.

  (814) posted on 12.14.2009

Of course the skater will win because evo is lighter and it uses force on its 4 wheels, unlike the skater he only uses the force of gravity, and the other SUV is heavier and it has a lot of Grip over the slippery sand-mud terrain.

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