Having the love for cars that I do, it was inevitable that something I make will be in that regards. This one is (was) dedicated to one of my favorite car shows: Top Gear.
For those who don’t know what Top Gear is, here’s the basic run down: a very popular U.K. automotive show that features 3 hosts with various degree of opinions and feature segments that include car reviews. Using Top Gear’s test track on an abandoned airfield, some of the world’s most powerful supercars and non-supercars get put through the ringer by an anonymous test driver (aka “The Stig”). By using the same driver and the same track for each car test, a baseline comparison can be done for each car. For car guys it’s all about knowing which car is the best (aka the fastest) and Top Gear provides that knowledge by posting lap times for each car tested.
Top Gear data is the very foundation for every car guy’s argument as to why a particular car is better than the other. The only challenge is remembering every lap time record for each car. During an active argument, the realization of not knowing a specific lap time grew into a light bulb moment. How can we compare previous lap times from past shows quickly in order to win the argument? Answer: We need to make a TopGear Infograpic. And we did.