The Blast

“Hey, Look at that! The smoke grenades fit perfectly in the cup holder!”
June 16, 2009, 6:57 am
Filed under: auto, humor, video

The fine folks at Top Gear have one numerous awards for their show on auto testing. However, one viewer questioned their authenticity…

“Why do you not test cars properly anymore… have you forgotten how?” -Mr. Needham

Naturally, the gentlemen at Top Gear were a little taken aback, and gave the new Ford Fiesta (which is also coming to the US!) a good run-through. For instance, they answer such practical questions as, well:

“Is it practical?”
“Is it economical?”
“Is it fun to drive?”
“What if I go to a Shopping Centre and get chased by baddies in a Corvette?”
“What if I’m asked to take part in a beach assault with the Royal Marines?”

Find out in the video below.

Also, the Ford Fiesta tested will be the same car released in the U.S. later this year (I believe). This car has been showcased in US auto conventions this year, and I’ve even seen a couple models being shown in Georgetown, Washington, DC as part of some on-the-ground marketing schtick. I didn’t talk to the folks showing them off, but these things looked absolutely, bloody fantastic in person. Well done, Ford.