Monday 23rd October 2006


CATERHAM BEATS KOENIGSEGG?

Dunlop claim new Top Gear record for a CSR260

A quick lap from a Dunlop test driver in a Caterham CSR260 has broken the Stig’s Top Gear track record and ousted the Koenigsegg CCX from its place at the top - according to Dunlop.

The 250-horsepower Caterham was shod with Dunlop track-day tyres and beat supercars such as the Maserati MC12, Pagani Zonda F and Ferrari F60 Enzo in a triumphant day at Dunsfold.

The former top power lap time held by the Koenigsegg CCX was 1:17:06 before the Caterham piled in with a result of 1:17:04.

Dunlop communications manager, James Bailey said: “Our track-day tyres are designed to offer drivers more precise handling and ultimate feedback so that they can push their limits. We were over the moon to hear that Dunlop Tyres played a part in taking the power lap top spot.”

Footage from the lap at Dunsfold can now been in the ‘Thrills’ section of Dunlop’s www.injection.tv

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