When we first heard Jeremy Clarkson raced a woman, we couldn’t believe our ears. The Top Gear presented couldn’t have possibly took on such a challenge, unless he cheated. Which he did and it all involves a Nissan GT-R.
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The shenanigan took place in Australia, with Top Gear recently holding an event in Sidney. And while Clarkson grabbed the wheel of a GT-R, the woman we are talking about is Michelle Jenneke. Aside from being a hurdler, she’s also a model - while she obviously knows her way around a pair of heels, she stuck with the running shoes for this.
Heck, she needed all the advantages she could have, since Clarkson chose the less-than-gentleman-like (as he himself admitted) path of the Launch Control. Right now, some of you might think about Godzilla’s sub-3 seconds 0 to 60 mph sprint and the devilishly good take-off performed by its intelligent all-wheel drive.
Well, you should know that this was a 100 m sprint job, something the athletemodel athlete was more than used too. Still, Michelle and the GT-R has to sprint for 50 meters, then race back to the initial point - why Michelle turned back, the Top Gear presenter had to engage “Reverse”, which is not necessarily an easy task in the Nissan.
We won’t spoil the fun by telling you who won, but we have to prepare you for something else - Michelle’s pre-run routine is rather close to the NSFW status. Oh and her 100-meter record stands at 12.05 seconds.
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