Despite the enormous pressure VW are under at the moment due to their diesel engine emissions software scandal, the most outspoken and influential car guy on the planet has purchased a Golf GTI.
Jeremy Clarkson has also taken time out from the production of his new Amazon Prime format to defend the German company. In true Jezza style, the ex Top Gear presenter used phrases like, “eco mentalists” and “soft-in-the-head governments”, perhaps making a more important statement relating to the damaging aftermath: “The fallout would be immense because [it] owns Audi, Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat and Skoda as well. So they’d also go to the wall.”
Clarkson also took to twitter and released photos of his new VW Golf GTI, his comments: “I’m happy with my new car”, and “This is why I bought it. Couldn’t give a stuff about how much nitrogen it’s producing”.
Although nitrogen is a speciality of the diesel engine and Jezza’s turbo-charged 2.0-L petrol GTI produces more CO2 than nitrogen, we know what he is getting at – despite VW breaking all the rules, manufactures are producing cars with powerful yet impressively economical engines, and ultimately VW’s deception isn’t enough to drive customers into buying Japanese or Korean vehicles over German.
We’re not entirely sure if this is the world’s grumpiest automotive presenter sitting in a Porsche but a Reddit user recently spotted a fairly convincing Jezza driving a Targa GTS.
The driver is certainly dressed for the part, and if the real Clarkson were to climb out, that brown jacket would almost certainly be paired with denim and a questionable pair of moccasins.
Clarkson is known for his dislike of Beetles – I mean, Porsches – but if it really was him, it would almost certainly be a press car.
Whoever’s driving looks like he’s either bored of the traffic and fiddling with buttons, or he’s desperately looking for something amusing and of hyperbolic proportions to say about the car to annoy 911 lover and co-presenter, Hamster Hammond.
I guess we’ll have to wait until the ex BBC trio appear on Amazon Prime to see if the car makes an appearance on their new format.
I’ll be honest that I’m a little shocked that Jeremy Clarkson has a Ferrari 458 Spider. That is if it’s really his. We have no idea if it’s actually his car or a test car but either way we love the gold wheels on this 458 and we think it’s a good fit for Clarkson. Not quite as good as the McLaren MP4-12C but a good fit.
So what do you think, is this really Clarkson’s car?
Hat tip to George for the reader tip via Daily Mail Online.