Guess Jethro's lap time and win a £550 Suunto watch

Published: 20 July 2010

CAR journo Jethro Bovingdon drove the Lotus Exige 260 Cup around the track at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, for a story in the new August 2010 issue of CAR Magazine, out on 21 July. But how fast was he in the latest track-day tool of choice?

If you can correctly guess Jethro's lap time, you could win this brilliant Suunto Elementum Ventus watch. It's worth £550 and is yours to keep if you come up with the nearest time to Jethro's fastest lap.

The 260 Cup is a £45,950 slice of Lotus: a beefed-up, supercharged and super light at 890kg coupé version of the Elise, honed and fettled for track action. So that's where Jethro headed, to lap the old airfield circuit at Lotus's Hethel HQ.

Test driver Gavan Kershaw, who oversees the development of all new Lotus models, set Jethro a lap target of 1min 32.4sec. But how quick was he? Click here  to email us your answer.

Alternatively, email us separately at and add the subject line: 'Suunto watch competition' to your email, before the closing date of 18 August 2010.

We will publish the answer after that date; usual CAR Online competition rules apply. Only one entry per person and in the event of multiple winners, the first correct answer will win the watch. Good luck!

NB You must enter the correct subject line to qualify for the competition. Cut and paste this into your email subject box:

Suunto watch competition

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet