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Chris Harris Takes On The New Lamborghini Huracan Performante 23
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chris Harris, Film, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, reviews, Top Gear, video on 12 23rd, 2017


It took a while before Top Gear’s Chris Harris got his hands on the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante, but the review is finally here.

Thus, the following video shows the automotive journalist and TV host drive the Italian supercar really fast on the Knockhill track.

Lamborghini have really done some serious work on the Performante, with clever aerodynamics, a giant rear wing, tuned four-wheel drive, recalibrated steering, grippy tires made by Pirelli and an extra 30PS (30hp) and 40Nm (30lb-ft) of torque produced by the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, which resulted in it braking the Nurburgring lap record by posting an unbelievable sub-7min time, beating the Porsche 918 Spyder and even Lambo’s own Aventador SV.

These noticeable changes have significantly transformed the Huracan Performante over its LP610-4 sibling, turning it into a proper driver’s car, according to Chris Harris, who states that this is, quite probably, the best car Lamborghini makes right now.

Nevertheless, as mega as it may be, it’s not perfect, as you can see in the video that follows after the jump.

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Chris Harris Pits New Honda Civic Type R Against Its Acclaimed EP3 Ancestor 17
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chris Harris, Film, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, Top Gear, video on 12 17th, 2017


The latest Honda Civic Type R is indeed one of the best hot hatches in the market right now, but how does it fare against its much praised EP3 ancestor?

Why the EP3, you might ask? Because that was Honda’s last hot hatch employing a proper independent suspension at the back, allowing the light chassis to be sophisticated enough for its naturally aspirated 200hp VTEC engine. The two generations of Type Rs that followed did a 180-degree turn on that matter as they employed a (cheaper) beam setup.

Moreover, Honda was considered to be the last frontier of naturally aspirated engines until the iconic Civic Type R turned to turbocharging – but that doesn’t mean that it’s lost its mojo.

In fact, and since Honda used a turbo engine in the previous model, we’ve witnessed the Type R rising again as one of the most hardcore hot hatches in the segment.

Does this mean though that the new Civic Type R is a more inspiring drive than its naturally aspirated ancestor? Chris Harris investigates in the video that follows.

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Chris Harris Can’t Get Excited About The Tesla Model S P100D 9
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chris Harris, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos, Top Gear, video on 12 9th, 2017


Our favorite Top Gear presenter finally gets a go in Tesla’s Model S P100D, giving us some of his thoughts on arguably one of the most hyped automobiles out there.

It’s easy to understand why the Model S P100D created such a huge ripple effect in the automotive scene, as it’s basically a long-range electric vehicle that can accelerate faster than almost anything in the market right now.

It’s also a really good road car, offering plenty of room for five or seven passengers and their luggage as well as tons of grip and near-silent comfort, not to mention that it’s supported by the most complete charging infrastructure out there.

Despite all the amazing credentials Tesla’s ultra-fast Model S comes with, and unlike other reviewers, Harris wan’t that impressed by it and makes some very interesting observations, as you can see in the video that follows.

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Chris Harris Can’t Get Excited About The Tesla Model S P100D 9
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chris Harris, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos, Top Gear, video on 12 9th, 2017


Our favorite Top Gear presenter finally gets a go in Tesla’s Model S P100D, giving us some of his thoughts on arguably one of the most hyped automobiles out there.

It’s easy to understand why the Model S P100D created such a huge ripple effect in the automotive scene, as it’s basically a long-range electric vehicle that can accelerate faster than almost anything in the market right now.

It’s also a really good road car, offering plenty of room for five or seven passengers and their luggage as well as tons of grip and near-silent comfort, not to mention that it’s supported by the most complete charging infrastructure out there.

Despite all the amazing credentials Tesla’s ultra-fast Model S comes with, and unlike other reviewers, Harris wan’t that impressed by it and makes some very interesting observations, as you can see in the video that follows.

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Land Rover Thinks Chris Harris Works On The Grand Tour 30
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chris Harris, Funny, Land Rover, The Grand Tour, Top Gear on 11 30th, 2017


Thanks to the BBC’s decision to end its relationship with Jeremy Clarkson back in 2015, the world now has two great automotive TV shows to enjoy – The Grand Tour and Top Gear.

However, it doesn’t appear as though Land Rover got the message, as evidenced by packages it recently sent to the hosts of The Grand Tour.

Instead of addressing the packages to Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, one was addressed to Chris Harris, one of the lead presenters of the revamped series of Top Gear.

Jeremy Clarkson took to Instagram to share the embarrassing gaff with his 765,000 followers, almost certainly leaving someone at the Jaguar Land Rover office rather red faced.

However, this does have us thinking. What if The Grand Tour somehow poached Chris Harris from the BBC and will use him as a co-host, potentially as the new driver?

Such a scenario is extremely unlikely but if it were to happen, you wouldn’t hear us complain.

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Land Rover has sent us some parcels this morning…..

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Chris Harris Picks The Best Performance Cars Of 2017 26
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chris Harris, Top Gear, video on 11 26th, 2017

As part of Top Gear’s ongoing Performance Car of the Year 2017, Chris Harris has selected his seven best performance cars of the past 12 months.

In a field of 13 seriously impressive vehicles, there is a selection of cars that seemed to stand out to the Top Gear host, particularly the brand new 2017 Ford GT, a car that shares more with a Le Mans racer than any of its road-legal rivals.

Elsewhere, the British journalist is a big fan of the way the Lamborghini Huracan Performante drives, even though he hates how it looks. For those familiar with Harris, you’ll know that he has never been a fan of the Huracan, suggesting that it is an understeering mess. With the Performante, Lamborghini seems to have perfected the mid-engine formula.

Other cars selected by Harris include the McLaren 720S and the Porsche 911 GT3. Can you guess which are the rest that made it into his list?

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Chris Harris Tracks A Stripped-Down BMW E30 27
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW 3-series, BMW Videos, Chris Harris, video on 10 27th, 2017


Chris Harris is accustomed to driving some of the fastest and most powerful cars on the market but even he isn’t immune to the charm of the E30-generation BMW 3-Series.
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The Most Fun Alfa Romeo On The Planet Is This Carbon-Cladded Giulia 1
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Alfa Romeo Videos, alfa-romeo, Chris Harris, Classics, video on 10 1st, 2017


If there is a car today that embodies the essence of what an Alfa Romeo is or should be, it’s this: the Alfaholics GTA-R 290.
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Chris Harris Is A Big Fan Of The McLaren 570GT 26
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chris Harris, mclaren, Mclaren 570GT, McLaren Videos, video on 09 26th, 2017


Ever since the launch of the P1, McLaren has been on an absolute roll, producing some of the finest supercars and sports cars on the market.
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The Chris Harris Verdict On The New Mercedes-AMG E63 S 15
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, Chris Harris, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 09 15th, 2017


Mercedes AMG has been churning out jaw-dropping, monster E-Classes for quite some time now but whenever a new one arrives, the monster-o-meter keeps showing higher values.
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Weirdly Wonderful Ferrari GTC4Lusso Leaves Chris Harris Charmed 10
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chris Harris, Ferrari, Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Ferrari-Videos, video on 09 10th, 2017


It’s easy to overlook just how weird the Ferrari GTC4Lusso really is; after all, the shock of a four-seater breadvan Ferrari has washed away since the FF first came into the scene.
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Chris Harris Compares His Peugeot 205 Rallye To The Porsche 911R 3
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chris Harris, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Videos, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 09 3rd, 2017


At a first look, there is nothing that links the mighty Porsche 911R to an old French hatchback with some colorful stickers applied but the ethos behind the two cars is basically the same.
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Chris Harris Compares 911 GT3 RS, Merc-AMG GT R And M4 GTS 7
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in 911, AMG, BMW, BMW M4, BMW Videos, Chris Harris, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 08 7th, 2017


Can either the Mercedes-AMG GT R or BMW M4 GTS even remotely rival the Porsche 911 GT3 RS? To find out, Chris Harris put all three together for an epic Top Gear track test.
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Chris Harris Experiences The Magic Of A Pur Sang Bugatti Type 35 30
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Bugatti, Bugatti Videos, Chris Harris, Classics, Replica, video on 07 30th, 2017


Sure, the Bugatti Chiron is the pinnacle of the automotive world today, but what’s like to drive one of its ancestors?
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Chris Harris Provides In-Depth Review For The Bugatti Chiron 21
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Videos, Chris Harris, Middle East, reviews, Top Gear, video on 07 21st, 2017


Any petrolhead that hasn't been living under a rock knows by now that the Bugatti Chiron is the new big bad wolf of the automotive world.
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