I'm officially almost positive that The Stig is Tanner. I can't imagine a scenario that Ford would allow someone else to take the car out, on camera, and drive so hard... Oh, and also can't imagine someone else being nearly as comfortable as Tanner is in the seat.
I didn't really follow the whole Ben Collins thing, but did he say he was the stig from day 1? I always suspected they just switched around, maybe certain manufacturers (cough Ferrari cough) want their own drivers in the seat, etc...I mean with the **** manufacturers pull with providing "hot" press cars, etc, how perfect/easy would it be to just swap drivers? Maybe even the reason his identity was designed as unknown in the first place...
Wouldn't be surprised if TGUSA does the same thing, with Tanner in the Fiesta
Adam is the one that absolutely has to go for me to keep enjoying the show. Rutledge doesn't entertain me all that much but I would rather him stay than Adam.
"What does TCF stand for?" - Tanner
"Totally Cool Stuff" - Rutledge
Adam is the weakest link but I can tolerate him. They seem to have started to nestle in their own way and getting a new host this late might mess the dynamic up.
Damn... I thought the colored arrows was a GT thing.
But I haven't played GT5 in a while.. so I may be wrong.
EDIT- just booted it up (and downloaded latest versions.. yawn..)
And yes- GT5 uses the dashes for driver line.
And I don't think it has auto brakes as an option.
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yeah, it's forza 4. turn10 debuted the sonoma track for forza 4 earlier last week too. easy mode in forza 3 was ridiculously easy, so i'm sure they just carried it over.
to me, this episode seemed like one of those episodes sitcoms do to reminisce and show bloopers; aka fluff.
oh well, still a much better season than season one, and it continues to get better each episode. even my feelings towards the hosts has increased this season. during the summer when nothing much is on, they are definitely tolerable for 45 minutes a week.
welcome to the layer cake
Tonights episode was much better than most have been all season.
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I still maintain that it's Paul Tracy... they are the same height, he's in the area, SoCal / Vegas, he can drive and he's not doing a whole lot these days.....plus he and Tanner did that Supercar Challenge show on Speed together.
...and journalists have driven things you wouldn't think they'd be allowed to touch before, F1 cars, Moto GP bikes you name it. Not too shocked they let the Stig drive the Fiesta, besides, what's he going to do to it on that track? Go off in the grass....I'm sure it's seen worse.
They are like jockeys... short, skinny, and weight 110 lbs for obvious reasons. I'm not convinced Stig and Tanner are the same person in every episode, but it is likely that they were the same in this episode. Just because of the fact that Stig is clearly very familiar with Tanner's Fiesta and Ford probably would not have allowed anyone besides Tanner to drive it on the track.
It's very similar to Porsche, the correct annunciation as i understand it is "Poor-sha" but 99% of Americans say "Poorsh"
After reading this...
...I've gained a new appreciation for even the US Top Gear, but the UK Top Gear even more-so. It's a shame that auto journalism is so unreliable. I guess I should just stick to TTAC and Edmunds, and never purchase any brand new Porsche product.
I'm waiting for any of the presenters to start bashing a car in their reviews. Perhaps they are too time-constrained to really get into it, but I agree with the earlier posts, the actual car reviews are "meh". E.g. If the LFA is a good car tell us why, with specifics. I don't think TopGearUS will ever give a car a bad review.
It still isn't on final gear as of this morning :|
On the up side, Top Gear Australia has been canned forever becasue it was so terrible.
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Last episode I saw I loved. It was the taxi cab one.
Rut started out my 2nd favorite, with Tanner in 1st, and that NY guy in 3rd.
Now they are all about even, and on the "good" side of the meter in my eyes.
Really happy to see how much this show has progressed this season.