5th Gear Supercar experiment – head turners

August 28, 2008

The 5th Gear guys put up a pretty interesting social experiment.  They took three supercars and parked them on a busy street for 10 minutes, then counted how many people stopped and stared:

  • McLaren Mercedes SLR  Three Hundred Thousand Pounds!!
  • Porsche Carrera GT Three Hundred Thousand Pounds!!
  • Lamborghini LP640  Two Hundred Thousand Pounds!!

So who won?  The counts were:

  • McLaren Mercedes SLR  – 19
  • Porsche Carrera GT – 78
  • Lamborghini LP640 – 84 people counted, numerous more just standing around and not moving

So I guess I’m buying the LP640;  If I’m spending that much dough, I do want folks to envy me. 

5th Gear Supercar experiment