Top Gear Cool Wall

Think you know the Cool Wall? Now’s your chance to get involved!

Each week, we’ll be posting up a newly released car and you can tell us where you think it should go. We’ll trawl through your answers and select the person who posts up the best explanation, before placing the car on the board! Before you post, remember these few Cool Wall rules straight from the founding member, Jeremy Clarkson:

* Supercars are not always cool. Unless they’re scary like a Koenigsegg CCX.
* Diesel-powered cars are never cool as, regardless of how good they are, their only purpose is to save money.
* Cars owned by any of the Top Gear presenters aren’t cool. This applies for uncool celebrities and footballers, as well.
* Small European cars, such as the Peugeot 206, are generally cool.
* People carriers are never cool, because they’re not cars people want to have; they’re cars people need to have. Jeremy Clarkson has always described them as for “people who have given up”.
* Hybrids are seriously uncool; the Toyota Prius was hanging off the end, but was updated to cool in a later episode due to the fact that it will seem an attractive prospect to environmentalist women to see a man “caring for the environment”.
* German Cars, particually BMWs and Mercedes, are always uncool. When Clarkson tried to put the BMW M6 in the sub zero section, there was a fight when Hammond said that you can’t put a BMW as cool.

Good luck!


Cool Wall: Porsche 918 Spyder


The Porsche 918 Spyder.¬† A mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine, developing 608bhp with two electric motors delivering an additional 279bhp. There’s no doubt it is seriously fast, but is it cool?

Tell us if you think this car is Sub Zero, Cool, Un cool or Seriously Un cool – along with your reasons why. After a week we’ll select the best comment and crown that person as the winner, then¬†post the car up on our Cool Wall in the relevant position. Good luck!

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