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Top Gear’s Chris Evans gets sick in an Audi R8 V10

The Audi R8 V10 is a very fast, very capable and very aggressive supercar. It’s not the kind of car for someone with a weak stomach, as it can produce g-forces and levels of speed that might upset those with a weak constitution. This isn’t really that strange of an concept, for someone to get sick while in an Audi R8 V10. However, it is strange when the host of Top Gear, a show that is only about driving fast cars, gets sick while in an Audi R8 V10.

 

That’s exactly what happened recently, as new Top Gear host, Chris Evans, was recently caught having to exit the R8 V10 to take a breathe of fresh air and maybe puke a little. In fairness to Evans, he was being driven around the track by none other than Sabine Schmitz, a woman so talented at driving cars quickly that she was nicknamed the “Queen of the Nurburgring”. There aren’t many drivers in the world that are better than Schmitz, so she was probably pushing that R8 V10 pretty hard, harder than Evans is used to.

Admittedly, Chris Evans should be better at this sort of thing if he wants to host the craziest car show in the world. Especially when his co-hosts are Sabine Schmitz and The Stig. I’m not sure which one would be able to make Evans puke faster. We all knew that Top Gear would be significantly worse without Clarkson, May and Hammond, but we didn’t know it could get this bad. If Evans can’t drive hard on tracks or on the sort of roads Top Gear is used to showing, this might be a short tenure for the BBC Radio 2 DJ.

The bright side, however, is that we now know which car to buy if we want to scare passengers, an Audi R8 V10.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.