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Clarkson drives the Corvette Z06

Everyone's favorite automotive personality from across the pond -- Britain's Jeremy Clarkson -- got a chance to get behind the wheel of the Corvette Z06 on the latest episode of TopGear. First, Clarkson races a line of burning gasoline. Next, he demonstrates how the car's enormously powerful engine lets it go from 0-175 mph in 5th gear. He even takes a shot at the North American pronunciation of "Aluminum." He says the Z06 doesn't "feel like an American car" and while the it may not have the most "sophisticated" handling, its brute force makes it very "controllable." Lastly, Clarkson compares the Z06 to a Ferrari 575, and attempts to figure out why there's a six-figure price gap between the two. In the end, he concludes that the Z06 is simply not enjoyable to drive on the road, despite the fact that it matches the 575 in every way on the track. On the track, the Z06 beat the Lamborghini Murcielago, Ferrari F430, and came very close to the Porsche 911 GT3. Full video after the jump...