Comparison test shows the McLaren is no slouch on the Top Gear track and scores the second-best time ever on the the BB2 program.

Top Gear has finally given its domestic British fans something to cheer about.

The BBC2 program has tested the McLaren MP4-12C against the Ferrari 458 Italia...whereupon the local hero trounced its foreign rival on Top Gear's track.

The McLaren scored the second best-ever time on the Top Gear track with a lap time of 1 minute 16.2 seconds. The Ferrari was almost 3 seconds behind with the 458 notching a time of 1 minutes and 19.1 seconds.

Watch the video...if you can handle Jeremy Clarkson for that long.