A Top Gear Chat
They start with the question of “Do you buy a Gordan Murray T.50 or the Aston Martin Valkyrie?” and things simply evolve from there.
Chris discusses the absolute impressiveness of the cars but he sounds a bit unconvinced with both in the video below. He says he’s unsure of what owners will do with the Aston Martin Valkyrie, as impressive as it is. He said that he thinks the new Gordon Murray car is simply another F1. He was impressed with Murray’s response to that, which was essentially, “So?”
Chris said that he’s more intrigued with the new Gordon Murray car than he is with the Valkyrie because it seems to be the antidote to all of the other hypercars out there at the moment.
They also discuss the fact that many of the crazy-powerful hypercars and supercars are simply too much for the road.
“I’m a bit sort of over they hypercar thing, and I’ve said it too many times,” Harris said.
A little later on Harris discusses the hypercar and supercar build up recently in general, specifically the Mercedes Project ONE.
“History tells us that when there’s a bit of a weapons race going on between car companies in a particular sector, there are normally odds on favorites to be successful and to win the test, you know people have decided what’s best before they’ve been made,” he said. “But quite often the one that presents itself not good enough, a bit lacking on paper, and not as exciting, comes through after time to become the one that you admire more.”
He notes that the Mercedes car could be that machine.
They also discuss pure electric hypercars like the Rimac C_Two, the Pininfarina Battista, and the Lotus Evija.
Chris says that electric cars lack the emotion of other hypercars but they have got fantastic traction and monster torque. This gives them certain advantages, but not all.
Check out the full conversation below.