LOL John, what are you like matey! Ha! Ha! Yeh, gotta agree definitely an oldie and a goodie. This vid does appear a few times in different threads on here...but still worth watching. Clarkson could have given the Coug a few more beanz, as I don't think he was truly pushing it that hard...or at least thats the way it looks anyway.
Clarkson says on the video that it's the first time anything like that had ever been done. Ayrton Senna and Mclaren did the same thing in '91 with the F1 car, a Porsche and a Civic. Spool forward 1 minute to get to the race;