If any of you remember, and I’m sure a few of you will, back in the original Top Gear there’s an episode where Jeremy Clarkson sets a lap time in a video game and then tries to replicate it in real life. He fails of course.

It’s season 7 and I think episode 6. I know for sure however he was driving a Honda NSX, on a PS2, and went around Laguna Seca in 1.41 and change playing Gran Turismo.

In real life he did it in 1:57.

Honestly it’s not that bad of a time for a car that age.

I have a 1992 Corvette and I’ll be on the track at Laguna Seca tomorrow. I also have Forza 7 at home that has a 1995 ZR1 as a playable car which is way, way faster than my car when new, 26 years ago. I drive that car in the game for giggles. Who wouldn’t?

I’m faster in real life than I am in the game.

However I just got down to 1:49 in the game and that’s faster than what I’ve set before I’m real life with this tugboat. I’ve got a 1:55.3 record but I’ve also got a new brake system which sees it’s first test tomorrow.


Fingers crossed I’ll be posting video of a 1:48.9 lap tomorrow evening. I want to keep the Reverse Clarkson alive. Virtual me be damned. I want to be faster in real life.