Top Gear Sued Over Disparaging Tesla Roadster Report

Tesla Motors files suit against BBC claiming 'Top Gear' review of Roadster reckless and 'severely damaged' its reputation.

Published: 30-Mar-2011

They have rarely worried about who they might offend, but this time the Top Gear team may have driven too close to the edge.

Only months after insulting the whole of Mexico, the BBC’s flagship motoring show has been accused by the U.S. maker of the world’s fastest production electric car of faking a race.

Tesla Motors Inc yesterday issued a writ at the High Court over an episode featuring ‘the ultimate test for an electric car’ – a drag race between its Roadster and a petrol-powered Lotus Elise.

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