The impreza wrx sti beat it around the track according to their list on the video. after watching the video and hearing the facts, i wouldn't wanna buy a gt500. I thought europe measures power from the crank as well. another stab at ford from europeans.
BHP is the exact same thing as crank hp. The B for brake refers to the engine brake on an engine dyno, where the power is measured. Both measurements give the same number and don't take drivetrain loss into account which a chassis dyno does.
It's absolutely retarded to think that 440whp is a bad number for a car that advertises 500whp and you're being "cheated." Even my girlfriend knew that their test was inherently flawed.
Not at all. They were seeing if it really had 500hp, which is why he wrote "almost" on the side.
Althought I still enjoy it a lot Top Gear jumped the shark with the caravan episode (which was hilarious). Hopefully after the hiatus they'll get back to more car-oriented stuff instead of "crazy challenges" that try a bit too hard for laughs (dynamite plowing? yeah, that hardly seemed as spontaneous as they wanted us to think it was).
They shouldn't change it. If they were to include more US cars, it'll just be bashed. They hate American cars, except for maybe the Ford GT and old shelby mustang but that changed too after Jeremy bought a GT for himself. :gap: