Tesla are suing Top Gear (BBC) over claims a race between a petrol powered Lotus and the Tesla EV was rigged; BBC - Newsbeat - BBC denies rigging Top Gear Tesla Roadster car race This particlar race occured back in 2008 and a quick search from the forum shows that this race was contraversial back then; http://priuschat.com/forums/tesla/56813-bbc-top-gear-admits-tesla-didnt-run-out-juice.html I'm not entirely sure this is a good thing for Tesla to do as Top Gear is a UK programme (did you get this particular episode in the US?) and people over here don't like being sued willy nilly. I think it could create more bad press than Tesla thinks. There again, maybe the Top Gear 'claims' have had a negative effect on sales. We all remember the ridiculous race between the Prius and a BMW M3 where Clarkson claimed the BMW was more economical afterwards - I remember it as some bright spark customers of mine will always refer to it. Perhaps Clarksons biased big gob is going to get him in trouble at long last!