Top Gear drag race staged: According to McLaren boss

By Daniel Chubb - Apr 13, 2010

When BBC’s Top Gear arranged a drag race in Abu Dhabi between new kid on the block the Bugatti Veyron and old school bad boy the McLaren F1 we were all interested to see the out come. However when the Veyron walked away with victory, executive chairman and part owner of the McLaren Group Ron Dennis criticized the race.

With a reputation like the one earned by Ron Dennis people tend to listen, and if they did they would have heard Mr Dennis slating the Veyron, calling it a “piece of junk” and describing it as “pig ugly”.

He also added that the race between the two super cars was staged, with the video footage edited to make it look like the Bugatti was faster. If you didn’t catch the race check out AutoBlog for the footage and see what you think. Perhaps the next race will include the new McLaren MP4-12C which we reported on a few weeks ago, give us your opinion on how that challenge could end.


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