…And loves it. To quote Jeremey Clarkson, “it ‘s a brilliant brilliant car “. It went on to post a 1:25 time around the Top Gear track besting the E92 M3. It even beat the Cayman R and Evora S in a drag race at the track. (video after the break)

Our favorite quote? “Honestly I haven ‘t driven anything this perfect since the original Golf GTI “.

But the 1M didn ‘t fare perfectly. On one of the runs the new Stig got it a little tail happy and… well you can see above. There was (as they say in Britain) an off.