When a publication like Top Gear puts together a massive test of performance cars featuring the coolest cars they got to test during the year, and for the 2022 instalment the list is made up of nine amazing cars. There were set to be 13 cars but we’ll mention that later. For the 2021 Speed Week the crew had to whittle their list of 26 cars down via various methods and ended up with five cars chosen for a final test. While that must have been quite a task, we 100% don’t feel sorry for them. Dream job things man, dream job things. Anyway, on to this announcement of the cars, it also included details of the venue for the massive performance car test: the 4.212 km-long Autodrom Most in Czechia, Czech Republic. It may not be on your radar but the track was founded in 1978 and has been host to many bike and car races over the years and has recently seen renewed interest. The picturesque racetrack is the perfect setting for that typical Top Gear-style filming while skipping out on the usual UK weather.
In this year’s lineup there are some rather interesting cars that are being pitted against each other, some seem like they won’t have any plus points over others when the car aren’t just in different classes but very different price brackets. It is performance after all and so the list includes the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica, the Maserati MC20, the McLaren Elva, the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, the BMW M4 CSL, the Ferrari 296 GTB, the Morgan Super 3, the Audi RS3 and the Aston Martin DBX. There was meant to be a Lotus Emira but production delays have meant a full production model wasn’t available and so that wouldn’t offer up a fair assessment. The McLaren Artura has been plagued by technical issues that weren’t sorted out in time for the test week, the same goes for the Toyota GR86. The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 simply wasn’t available.
The cars in the list are all rather desirable, and after much thinking we've decided on a favourite that in our minds will be better all round than the rest. Ok, that's a lie. We didn't even have to think about it, the best car on that list in our YouTube-educated experience is that Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, which will put the Audi RS3 as runner up. It just cannot be that thing that's doesn't have a wheel in each corner. We're keeping an eye out for the results of the 2022 Top Gear Speed Week, because we need to know just how much the Porsche won by.
Take a look at the YouTube video where the Top Gear editor, Jack Rix introduces the lineup for this year's Speed Week. The cars are interesting, but that Top Gear filming...: Meet The ULTIMATE Performance Cars of Speed Week 2022 (5000BHP+) | Top Gear
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