Dog races against cars on Top Gear

by Leanne Thompson on December 13, 2008

On last week’s episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson and James May featured a report on two communist cars from Russia. They hoped to show just how bad the cars were, in terms of build quality, luxury, ride, price and speed.

One of the tests they put the cars through was to have a drag race against a British car from the same period, and a dog. You wouldn’t normally expect a dog to beat a car in a straight line drag race, but as you’ll see from the video, the dog was more than a match for the two Russian cars.


Top Gear has made a habit of racing cars against dogs, with the dog often coming out on top. For example, a few years ago Richard Hammond raced the new Mazda MX5 against a greyhound, and once again the dog won, putting one of the best handling cars in the world firmly in its place.

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