Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Season 1 Episode 8

Top Gear Australia Series 1 Episode 8

Charlie Cox, Warren Brown and Steve Pizzati are each given free reign to pick the car of their choice for a weekend road trip through the Apple Isle. Meeting at the Spirit of Tasmania departure point in Port Melbourne the lads arrive in style – Charlie in a Porsche 911 Turbo, for Warren, a Bond fan, it’s the Aston Martin DB9 and Steve saddles up the Lamborghini Superleggera. Once across the Strait, they take off for the ultimate boys and their toys weekend away. With closed roads and assistance from the team that operates one of the world’s best tarmac rallies – Targa Tasmania – Top Gear Australia negotiates the luxury sports cars along the long and winding deserted roads in the pristine wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast.

Then it’s Holden versus Ford take two and this time we answer the all important question. After taking a look at the performance vehicles earlier in the series, Top Gear Australia goes back to basics with these iconic brands and compares the entry-level Commodore Omega and Falcon XT on the test track to see how they stack up. Will the Ford be favoured or will the lion roar?

Also, Charlie test drives the new stylish Jaguar XF SV8. Excited about the ’surprise and delight’ features in the new luxurious sports Jaguar, Charlie compares the features to the older unreliable models. “In the old days with Jags, you were surprised and delighted if it started”.

Award winning actress, Claudia Karvan (Love My Way) is the final Celebrity in the Bog Standard Car for series one. The popular actress admitted to Charlie that she wanted to beat her The Secret Life of Us on-screen husband, Vince Colosimo on the lap board and joked that doing her hotlap on the Top Gear Australia test track was better than winning a Logie.

First shown on: 17/11/2008

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