Is the finest Best Motoring video ever also the greatest Time for Tea? Could well be...
Nothing like a Friday afternoon treat from those lunatics at Best Motoring, is there? This particular video, seemingly filmed in the mid-2000s and put on YouTube back in 2011, really is one of the, er, best we've come across at PH. And we've watched a fair few. Weirdly, it's not on the official Best Motoring channel, but we'll not let that get in the way of enjoying a sensational race.
It would appear that the M5 is the focus of this track battle, given the title of the vid and its pole position. But the opposition is fantastically diverse and intriguing, as is the Best Motoring tradition. Who else would pitch a NISMO Z-Tune R34, just 20 of which were made, against a V10 BMW saloon? Making up the rest of the grid are an M3 CSL - which gives the M5 a great run for its money - a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Better than just seeing those cars together, though, is just how close the racing is. It's not decided until the very last hundred metres, when a car that's been languishing towards the back makes an inspired move for glory at the last corner.
Until then there are some fantastic dices, the Porsche making the most of typically weak BMW M brakes to gain ground and the Lamborghini v. NISMO battle close for large sections of the race. Oh yes, and the M3 CSL definitely sounds as good as you remember...
So get the kettle on - or something a bit stronger if you fancy; it's 5pm on Friday somewhere - and settle into one heck of a race. Enjoy!
Join the PH rating wars with your marks out of 10 for the article (Your ratings will be shown in your profile if you have one!)