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Season 19

Aired 4 years ago - Mar 10, 2013

In the second part of the Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continue their epic African odyssey. Having survived insane traffic, lethal mudslides and some distinctly dubious map reading, the trio and their ailing estate cars reach the climax of their quest to find the definitive source of the Nile.

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It's simple, it's elegant, it's brilliant.
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Well, I... I couldn't find any tools.
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Yes! So there we are,
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The handbrake bounced up and has broken my hotel viewing platform.
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'In fact the only blot on the landscape was our hideous.
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James? What? Apparently they drive on the other side of the road in Rwanda.
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..mend themselves.
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'but, happily, Jeremy and I found a way to pass the time.'
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Right, I'm up to 18 million pieces of glass.
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a rear window that fitted into the back of my car!
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I knew this sort of thing would happen. Where did that come from?
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Swivel left, camera.
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Wood... What else do you need? Rope. Oil drums.
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You'll feel when you're on cos you'll hit the chock.
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Yes, yes!
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I shall be ballast, there. That's the ticket!
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Some of you's onboard.
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50% over the front axle, 50% over the back,
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Jeremy, absolutely stop or you'll have deaths on your hands.
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My God!
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and when he's driving that is normally an obscure poet.
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'Having raided the support truck for more,
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'to the bewildered crowd,
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Bye, Hammond! Bye!
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With hindsight, offering up biscuits was a mistake.
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..You can't argue, we're in the history books.
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and I know we're watched in America, I'm not saying you're all like this,
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'Well, at the next river check, we had a chat about that.'
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also finished and finished well.
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And it broke his back.
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'What our cars deserved now was a relaxing cruise to the finish.
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Look, the smoke's still pouring out of it. Is that the airbag?
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Three minutes later I've got a flat on the front.
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These are the remnants of the point at which the track control arm went,
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I mean look at the... Thank you
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Please let it be a lorry, please let it be a lorry.
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You can shout "Go!" I'll do it on my tannoy system.
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'the east, where we believed we would find the source of the Nile.
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'so we needed to go off-road to find it.'
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Ha! Uphill, you see. Uphill is good.
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'And so did Hammond.'
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Aired 4 years ago - Mar 03, 2013

The lads are in Africa to find the definitive source of the Nile by traveling further and faster than any exploration team in history using only grit, ingenuity, and three ageing estate cars.

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So, what have you got?
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But they're high-performance tyres. It's a high-performance car.
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Oh, so we're Livingstone, Burton and Speke!
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running from the heart of Africa to the Mediterranean Sea,
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Man has known for 160 years that Lake Victoria
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to write ourselves into the history books.
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this will be the source of the Nile, down here.
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every single thing works, even the air conditioning.
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It was here, in 1976, that Israeli special forces staged a daring
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You have not!
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Ha-ha-ha!
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'It's probably safe to say the Victorian explorers
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It wasn't a dream.
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the other two will be completely stuffed.
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Yeah.
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So, in your mind, because there's tea being grown,
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Did you have that as an idea?
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'With all our materials bought, we set to work.'
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We are in Africa. Come and have a look, see.
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That doesn't look terribly comfortable.
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In the front, gentlemen, we find here, instead of a passenger seat...
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'So, here we are now, Livingstone, Burton and Speke
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'Despite my terrible hardship, we carried on,
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'So beautiful, in fact, we decided to stop on its shoreline
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'looking forward to Heston Hammond's delicious dinner.'
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Which is really tough and difficult, we've been there, it's horrible.
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Basically, our conclusion is that Victorian explorers were just
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Yeah, yeah.
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'But then, while poring over the maps, I noticed something.'
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because that is where it goes into the ocean. The ocean is here.
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I had a cold shower this morning, my penis was like a press stud.
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'to be a bit of a test for two of the 1,500 quid second-hand cars.'
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Power and speed solves many things.
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Up here training. God, they are strong.
Aired 4 years ago - Feb 24, 2013

Jeremy and Richard design a vehicle for the elderly, James assesses the new Range Rover around London and then faces the ultimate challenge against an autonomous military machine in Nevada. James McAvoy drives the Reasonably Priced Car.

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Plainly then, they've spent more time and effort on the front end
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Probably better to leave those buttons alone, clearly.
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and the truth is, they're not as good.
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That would be like a travel person saying, "Hey, holidaymakers,
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how much power you're using, how much brake you're using,
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Come on-n-n-n!
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That means we arrive at a rather worrying conclusion because,
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The tame racing driver.
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I have a bit of a problem with that.
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If you want a Mustang, it is because you want a big V8 muscle car,
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Bluetooth your phone to it. The dashboard will already have listened to your messages for you.
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But this is Top Gear and we are interested in,
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are big enough for me to park in. What about this gap here?
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for the eel and even a small amount of sodium -
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That's what happened to your mum. Stay. Good eel. Excellent.
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£5 worth of things.
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Well, they won the Championship. Well, it was actually Brawn... Brawn. Technically not...
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It wasn't good. Brake failure on my- 14th lap. What speed? Pretty fast.
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We are all fairly clear, girls don't like men who do
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coming back here. Yes, I have. You have been here before. Yes, 2008.
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Every driver wants...
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I was thinking to myself, "I'm going to be so disappointed in myself
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the man who lost that race,
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as quickly as possible and get out of here.
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It looks like an Audi TT that has been squashed in a vice
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'At £37,000, it's also nearly ten grand more than a Lotus Elise.
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OK, are you ready, James May? Yes. I'd just point out that
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No, no, no, no!
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Come on, team!
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Got the air conditioning set just so. I'm not hot, I'm sitting down.
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Aired 4 years ago - Feb 17, 2013

Jeremy subjects the new Kia Cee'd to a decidedly unusual road test. Richard nervously road test the Mastretta sports car in Mexico. A trio of hot hatchbacks tear it up on the test track. Lewis Hamilton is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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Plainly then, they've spent more time and effort on the front end
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Probably better to leave those buttons alone, clearly.
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and the truth is, they're not as good.
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That would be like a travel person saying, "Hey, holidaymakers,
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how much power you're using, how much brake you're using,
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Come on-n-n-n!
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That means we arrive at a rather worrying conclusion because,
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The tame racing driver.
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They keep referring to themselves as Datcha.
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I have a bit of a problem with that.
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If you want a Mustang, it is because you want a big V8 muscle car,
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and I had it all planned.
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diesel Astra estate,
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There's going to be a lot of frustrated men around.
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Bluetooth your phone to it. The dashboard will already have listened to your messages for you.
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But this is Top Gear and we are interested in,
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are big enough for me to park in. What about this gap here?
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for the eel and even a small amount of sodium -
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That's what happened to your mum. Stay. Good eel. Excellent.
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£5 worth of things.
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Although I should say in fairness you can also get that
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Well, they won the Championship. Well, it was actually Brawn... Brawn. Technically not...
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It wasn't good. Brake failure on my- 14th lap. What speed? Pretty fast.
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handbrake turns, but we think they do. My girlfriend loves it.
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coming back here. Yes, I have. You have been here before. Yes, 2008.
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I remember when Rubens came and did the time.
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Yes, we do not use the Cee'd for Formula One drivers.
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I was thinking to myself, "I'm going to be so disappointed in myself
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the man who lost that race,
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'But the 2.0 litre turbo engine is actually from over the border.'
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It looks like an Audi TT that has been squashed in a vice
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'At £37,000, it's also nearly ten grand more than a Lotus Elise.
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Yeah.
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OK, are you ready, James May? Yes. I'd just point out that
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Oh!
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A-ha! It's gone out.
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Very important, reversing if necessary.
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'Naturally, I elected to take the conversion.'
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I must say, viewers,
Aired 4 years ago - Feb 10, 2013

The Team pit a Shelby Mustang against the pan-European rail network in a race from Wembley to the San Siro stadium in Milan, Jeremy slithers about the test track in the new Toyota GT86 coupe. Amy MacDonald is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

Aired 4 years ago - Feb 03, 2013

Epic road trip across the western side of the United States in three front-engined super cars. Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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since the war. And looking around here,
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Hang on a second. Who owns Chrysler now, the people that made this?
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'and thanks to some trickery in the edit,
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Right, let's sort something out right from the start.
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'By the time Jeremy had stopped droning on about his Celica,
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"What you got?" "Can you beat us?" They actually call it Beat The Meat.
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'Having watched the fire department's motorcycle demolish a Honda NSX...'
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Yes, we are. I've had another theory. Good.
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So you think parking restrictions are just out of spite?
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Torque is fantastically simple, Jeremy, it's just a force at a distance,
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Got a picture here. It is a beautiful looking thing. Yes.
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You do realise you two are now officially the oldest
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when you set them off it would make the car move forward.
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Newton said the opposite of any reaction... No.
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and an iPod connector and a seat belt that does up more easily
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'I spent three pounds filling the Zippo in the Lexus
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Really? This road is musical.
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because he wasn't wearing any shoes or socks.
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"while two fighter planes, fitted with laser guns, shoot at you.
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Let's just try sheer speed for a bit.
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'Lexus Inform, this is Cheryl, where would you like to go today?'
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'So, 26 laps into the 5-lap event, we decided to get cunning.'
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'Fading light eventually brought the massacre to an end.'
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you only won because every time they went into a strafing dive
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It's obviously a rock thing. No, that's lovely too. You choose.
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You were talking in public.
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because Lindsey would save the vocals until all the recording
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Cos you are still all together. We are, yeah. We must get onto cars.
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And you've still got it now? Yeah.
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She was just there,
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..between a wizard and bassist in Blur.
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But maybe that will change in Los Angeles.
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on a storm drain.
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And let's not forget, at a fraction of the price of the other two,
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Men bouncing a ball like a netball. Like small girls.
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'We told Hammond we'd get an early night.
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He's got a V8 motor, he's got... No pedal movement.
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I wasn't particularly rude about Mexicans, I just made a small joke
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That one.
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No, I think you're ahead of me. Has Hammond caught you up?
Aired 4 years ago - Jan 27, 2013

Jeremy builds the world's smallest car and pitches it to the Dragons' Den. James takes the Bentley Continental GT Speed on a rally race. Richard drives the new Pagani Huayra hypercar. Homeland star Damian Lewis goes for a spin in the Reasonably Priced Car,

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and again that they will replace it with a brand-new car.
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And what you do want to hear and see- is what that does.
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And the detail is beyond obsessive, every single nut and bolt
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Now someone has told me.
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All from the back wheels, I am in love!
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the other is a commercial machine for selling hats and keyrings.
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Should explain that since the Olympics, The Stig has become obsessed with national anthems.
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Consonants are the meat of language, if you had no constants in your name
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Great! Now, the Mercedes SLS, there it is.
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Men don't really have an equivalent, until now.
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"Spreads the straw behind it as the grain spills from the spout...
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but you only need them for, what, half a day? And they cost about Ј150 each.
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it took two weeks, 305 of the entrants didn't finish.
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And here it is. The Continental GT speed.
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To help it stand out next to a regular Continental GT, the speed has been given a few signature flourishes.
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You sort of get a discreet "ahem" from the Butler,
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Yes, we're going to unleash her £150,000 Bentley on a full-blown
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the number is the severity of the bend. One is a slight bend
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Five, four, three, two, one.
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Ten miles in and I was giving Chris- proper backup.
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but watching this on that rally circuit,
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You're here! Thank you. How are you? Really great. Have a seat.
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And actually we sat at the table opposite him.
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went to the touchline, stood there with the ball,
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on the Caledonian Road when a cabbie pulled out
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Now, obviously, you came here to do- your lap. Yes. Which wasn't easy.
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I wouldn't want to go off there because it's pretty fast.
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Change gear now. Now!
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But, and I'm sure everyone will agree with me on this,
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you have the engine and the running- gear from a quad bike.
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but there are some optional extras.
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and without even getting out, I brimmed its tank.
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Arghh! I've never been frightened of a Citroen Picasso before
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so I'm using the coach instead.
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Look here. "Cyclists not allowed."
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That is where this comes in.
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