Reddit /r/topgear Cool Wall
Change to: Top Gear Cool Wall – Reddit Cool Wall
Think you know the Cool Wall? Well now’s your chance to get involved! Each week, in conjunction with the guys over at /r/topgear, 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! Good luck!
The McLaren P1. The P1 features a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that produces 727 bhp, combined with an electric motor producing 176 bhp. With both motors, the P1 has a total power output of 903 bhp! The electric motor can be deployed manually by the driver or left in automatic mode, whereby it effectively cancels out turbo lag. The P1 redefined the rulebook when it comes to hybrid supercars, but is it cool? You decide!
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 post with the most up-votes and crown that person as the winner, then post the car up on our new Cool Wall in the relevant position. Good luck!Read More
The Ferrari LaFerrari. LaFerrari’s mid rear mounted 6.3L V12 produces 789 bhp and 516 lb.ft of torque, combined with a 161 bhp KERS unit which provides short bursts of extra power. Soon it’ll be going up against the Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 on Top Gear, but for now we want to know whether you think it is actually cool. Reddit user ScaredOfAPotato didn’t think so.
Uncool. The name alone makes it uncool for me.
The 2014 Subaru WRX STI. A true road-going rally car, the WRX STI has the rather familiar 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engine under the hood – good for 300bhp and 0-60mph in under 5 seconds. WRX’s have always been impressive performers, but is it cool? Reddit user codytownshend thought so.
Like every other WRX/STi ever, I hated it at first and it grew on me quickly, once I saw one in person I was sold. Lookscoolman.
The 2014 BMW M4. Essentially a two-door M3, the new M4 has a twin turbocharged 3.0L straight six engine, rated at 430bhp and over 370 lb/ft of torque. Add in a weight of 1500kg and the new 7-speed M-DCT transmission and it’ll hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. That’s super-car quick. But is it cool? Reddit user essjay2009 didn’t think so.
M3 is cool, M4 not cool. You need the madness that is a genuine family car with that much performance to make it cool. The M4 is just a sports coupe.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The all new C7 features an LT1 6.2L Small Block V-8 engine developing 455 bhp and rockets from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds. It’s surely one of the finest examples of modern American Muscle – but is it cool? Reddit user jba8472 thought it was Sub Zero!
The C7 Stingray is not only A) gorgeous and B) POWERRRR!!! but also C) is a sign that American car manufacturers are getting their collective acts together and are capable of making good cars (as an American all I can say is about frakkin’ time!).
The Toyota GT86. Toyota’s GT86 2-door coupe has taken the world by storm – with almost every motoring journalist in the world praising its driving dynamics and low price. The GT86′s 2L boxer engine may only output 200bhp, but its low weight means it’ll still hit 60mph in 7.6 seconds. But is it cool? Reddit user FQDN thought so!
Cool. The best looking new sports car to come out in a while. Economical 4 pot and decent boot space. Cheap, fun and practical.
The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake. Towering performance with the practicality and versatility of an estate. The XFR-S Sportbrake storms from standstill to 60mph in just 4.8 seconds and then on to a top speed of 186mph, thanks to a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine tuned for 550bhp. But is it cool? Reddit user Nope_U_Lose thought so!
Sub Zero. It’s just a station wagon to non car people and they won’t hate you for driving it. On the other hand it’s gorgeous and it has a monster living under the engine. Plus, it’s a jjjaaaagggg.
The Ford Fiesta ST. A front wheel drive hot hatchback with 180bhp and 197bhp on overboost. It’ll hit 137mph and has been praised world wide for offering hot hatchback thrills on a budget. There’s no doubt it is seriously good fun, but is it cool? Reddit user timewilltell44 thinks not.
If you’re at a party and someone asks you what you drive, and you say “Fiesta”, you then have to explain to them, “No you see, it’s the hot version with a turbocharged 4 cylinder engine with gauges that allow me to monitor my turbo pressure…” which at this point you’ve lost them.
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? Reddit user equiraptor didn’t think so.
It’s one of those show-off cars. Once you managed to tell her [Kristen Scott Thomas] it is a hybrid it might manage to go from seriously uncool to just uncool… But if you have to explain it, it’s not cool. I’d probably put it in the “uncool” section.