Sunday, November 19, 2017

Season 5 Episode 9

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On a mid-life-crisis Top Gear, Richard declared a 25-year-old Mercedes G-Wagen to be the best car ever, while Jeremy had his face pulled off.
The Mercedes G-Wagen is an ex-military vehicle. AMG, the custom-tuning division at Mercedes, got hold of one and added a bit of ‘bling’, then tweaked its performance to resemble an angry bee. [...]

Season 5 Episode 8

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Another epic race pits the car against public transport. Richard and James travel by aeroplane and train in an attempt to beat Jeremy – driving a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, to their destination at Verbier in Switzerland. In Lillehammer, Richard and James are having another race; with the help of the Norwegian Olympic Bobsleigh team, Richard [...]

Season 5 Episode 7

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Can the Mitsubishi Evo beat the Lamborghini Murcielago? Is the Boxster better than the SLK? Is the Mustang any good? Will JC hate the Prius more than anything else in the free world?
Challenge: Which roadster is best (Porsche Boxster S vs Mercedes-Benz SLK 350)?  Top Gear Awards 2004.
First shown on: 12/12/2004
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Season 5 Episode 6

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On a cheap-but-not-so-cheerful Top Gear, Richard, James and Jeremy saw what sort of Porsche £1,500 buys you, and weren’t impressed. And a member of the public got to have a spin on our track.
What would you do if someone handed you £1,500 and told you to buy a car? Most people would pick up a [...]

Season 5 Episode 5

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The Morgan Aero 8GTN is driven by Richard and derided by James and Jeremy. James and Richard pay tribute to the London Routemaster bus. Richard tries his luck at Historic People Carrier Racing and Jeremy takes a Jaguar S Type diesel to the Nürburgring in Germany, to see if he can complete a lap of [...]

Season 5 Episode 4

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Richard and James spend 24 hours in a Smart, Clarkson races Steve Coogan in a Ferrari 575, and we discover whether caravans are any good for playing conkers. Clue: they aren’t.
Challenge: 24 hours in a Smart ForFour, playing conkers with caravans.
First shown on: 14/11/2004
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Season 5 Episode 3

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In a Chelsea-tracker-boys Top Gear, a Viper put tyre to road and wrote its name, while Jeremy took a Discovery up a decent-sized hill.
Usually, 4×4 cars are found clogging up Chelsea and Kensington. It’s a rare day that you see one on a bit of mud. A little-known theory is that there are two types: [...]

Season 5 Episode 2

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The new Ford Focus is tested (by Richard) and compared to its rivals. Pink Floyd’s drummer, Nick Mason lends Jeremy his new Ferrari F60 Enzo in return for a subtle plug for his new book. There’s a race between a grumpy teen on an all terrain board and a Mitsubishi Evo7 Group N rally car [...]

Season 5 Episode 1

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In a hair-raising Top Gear, Jeremy had to eat more than his words, Richard did something naughty to an ice-cream van, and the RAF dropped by – literally.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S had a ride so rough it could turn your bones to dust. That said, the rear engine and near perfect weight balance made [...]