The Absolute Radio Christian O’Connell Breakfast show team experienced the commute of a lifetime this morning as Top Gear Live provided the presenters with a fleet of Supercar taxis to ferry them to work.
The all-action car show, which will be at London ExCel this week (24 – 27th November), gave the team a taste of the some of the most prestigious vehicles in the world, which will be in attendance at the motoring extravaganza.
DJ Christian O’Connell arrived ahead of schedule in his £350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago, while co-host Richie Firth enjoyed the luxury of Audi’s £111,995 R8 V8 Coupe.
On arriving at the studio O’Connell commented, “Well that certainly was a commute that I won’t be forgetting in a hurry, it was a fantastic experience and to think that the car is only one of five in the world, it amazes me they are even allowed out on the road!”
Travel presenter, Maggie Doyle, had the most exhilarating journey, as she experienced the raw nature of the open-topped, 520bhp-per-tonne Caterham Superlight R500, one of the few cars to beat the Bugatti Veyron around the Top Gear track and one of the high-performance cars that will be piloted by The Stig around the purpose-built indoor racetrack that makes its debut at Top Gear Live this year.
Meanwhile, newsreader Andrew Bailey was transported in style by the super-sleek, gull-winged Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster.
All of the cars will be at this year’s Top Gear Live show at ExCel, where Clarkson, Hammond and May will once again be recreating their unique approach to car appreciation and will be delighting the crowds with their madcap games and ideas.
Top Gear Live opens at ExCel this Thursday 27th for four days.