Top Gear: Vauxhall Ampera Included in “50 Greatest Cars of the Past 20 Years”
Top Gear recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
As Top Gear states:
“So how to celebrate our 20th anniversary? As no one knew how to bake a cake, we thought we’d keep it simple and crown the greatest car of the last 20 years instead. Unfortunately this simple idea caused a great deal of fighting in the Top Gear office. Tempers run high on these matters. At least two black eyes ensued. At one point, a chair was set on fire.”
“Thankfully you lot were on hand to help. Over 100,000 of you voted in our online poll, helping us to count down the 50 greatest cars of the past 20 years and crown the winner.”
And in that lot of 50, one plug-in vehicle was included: the Vauxhall Ampera (aka the Chevy Volt, Holden Volt and Opel Ampera).
Here’s what Top Gear had to say of the Ampera’s inclusion on its list of 50:
#49 2011 Vauxhall Ampera
“An EV without the range anxiety. A green car without the sense of self-righteous anger.”
The only other green-ish vehicle to make the list was the Toyota Prius, which came in at #11.
#1? The Bugatti Veyron.
Source: Top Gear