Yes, the format is too similar to that of the original TopGear.
And if they wanted everything plus/minus the same then they had to have at least one of the presenters more comedian like and with that arrogance, shamelessness and politically incorrect attitude that Jeremy Clarkson has.
Today's TopGear is more about "chemistry" between those three hosts and not so much about useful information. They (Top Gear Australia) should better take the Fifth Gear approach because copying the charismatic TopGear trio isn't going to be easy.
As far as the lap times go, I have no complaints. :D It's great we have another credible source.
Ah, I actually have a complaint. Why didn't they test the LP560-4 around track? Most likely the VW didn't let them do that. They were already over-excited about just having that thing sitting in the studio. If they did run it around track it would probably beat the GT-R. Because the new Lambo is indeed a faster car. Almost in every track it it beats the GT-R.