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Top Gear Philippines staff writer Sharleen Banzon borrowed a copy of the July 2011 issue of Car from the Summit Media library, and we were amused to see our former tame racing driver on the cover. We're referring to none other than Ben Collins, the driver widely acknowledged as the person behind the banished white-suited Stig. In the photo, his face is completely exposed, with him merely holding the iconic Simpson Bandit helmet. He was commissioned by the UK's second-best car magazine (ahem!) to test some fast cars for them, including the McLaren MP4-12C, the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, among others.

We just have to say that Mr. Collins looks so much better with his helmet on. So there. Here, have a look...

 

Stig Ben Collins on Car magazine

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