NISSAN ZEOD RC ELECTRIC RACER
Top speed: 186mph
Powered by: Lithium-ion batteries
PEGG: First impressions? It looks like Will Smith.
FROST: It won’t be able to complete the Le Mans race on a single charge…
PEGG: I’ve seen this on Joe 90. Yes, to me it looks like a spaceship and it would be fine if we could fly it, but we don’t have that technology yet.
FROST: What puts me off electric cars is the sound – I like to hear my engine roar.
PEGG: Do they tune them to make the noise of a proper car? Does it go like this? [Both emit a high-pitched scream] “Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”
ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH VOLANTE
Top speed: 183mph
Powered by: 5.9-litre V12 engine, 565bhp
PEGG: It goes like sh*t off a shovel and looks lovely on the outside. Far too many cars these days look too futuristic, but this is classic. My only concern is the double denim interior.
FROST: But you don’t have to have that interior, right? It looks a bit like the new Jaguar, which is also beautiful. I’d have to hear [the engine] first, though.
(Pegg/Frost image: Hal Shinnie)