Bag a reasonably priced Kia

Fancy owning the world’s most recognisable reasonably-priced car?

Top Gear’s famous Kia Cee’d, which carted a host of well-known faces, from Tom Cruise to Simon Pegg, around the Top Gear test track between 2010 and 2013, has been put up for sale on Auto Trader. After its stint on Top Gear came to an end it was returned to Kia for use as a promotional vehicle, before winding up in the hands of a private owner, who’s cashing in on its fame.

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Google maps Top Gear’s legendary track

Undoubtedly a very large amount of petrolheads would give their gear-changing hand for a spin around the famous Top Gear test track, though not necessarily in a reasonably-priced car.

And, for those of you who always wanted to do so, good news! Well, sort of.

You see, one of Google’s street view cars has recently taken a spin around the hallowed tarmac. A modified Opel Astra teamed up with the Stig in a Mercedes SLS AMG Black, to allow the tame racing driver to keep up with the powerful Astra, albeit for much of the time in a position that could only really be described as sideways.

Yes, we know, it doesn’t exactly get you in a car on the tarmacadam. But, let’s face it. Scrolling around the track on Google Maps is probably as close as most of us are going to get.