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Season 23

Aired 8 months ago - Jul 03, 2016

Matt LeBlanc gets his hands on the new Porsche 911 R whilst Chris Harris puts Honda's reimagined NSX through its paces. Chris Evans discovers old-fashioned charm in the somehow new MGB Roadster, as Rory Reid heads to Scotland with the first ever right-hand-drive Ford Mustang. Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey and Man Down funny man Greg Davies are tonight's Stars in a Rallycross Car, plus a treat for the whole team, including Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan. MORE -LESS

Aired 9 months ago - Jun 26, 2016

This week, Chris Harris is with the new BMW M2, Rory Reid retraces a historic journey against the clock, delivering the Jaguar F-type SVR to the Geneva Motor Show, and Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc head to Dingle to see whether the new Rolls Royce Dawn can out-class its ancestor, a 1976 Cornishe. The Stars going head to head in the Rallycross Car are Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders and Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood. MORE -LESS

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Zenos have gone all Lego on us, so if you run out of talent
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and the "Come on, Christopher! Faster, my son."
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fixing it should be easy and it's safe and it's noisy.
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To see how fast a Zenos goes around our test track...
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you can always deploy the roof.
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Your umbrella.
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I feel like I need a captain's hat. Maybe a cannon.
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on the most beautiful, futuristic grilles imaginable?
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you've got a really tight torso for such a big vehicle, and then...
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OK, it's turbo charged now, but that does mean 365 horsepower
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Now, admittedly, this kind of attitude
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It makes the same power as the BMW
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Right, then, the Audi RS3.
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- Look at the body language, isn't it perfect? - He just said to me,
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Well, it's not even really a cameo, it's actually quite a main part
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What we really want to know about the Great British Bake Off,
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your first car up against Jennifer's Alfa Romeo Spider.
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Up against Jennifer's Alfa Romeo Spider.
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Uh, the, the best car I've ever owned
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There she is, Jennifer Saunders in our mighty Mini Cooper.
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Into Gambon, how tidy will this be?
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He's not in the tent any more. He's in our rally cross Mini.
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You should see your face! Oh, you lit up there.
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Gather round, it's Top Gear story time.
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The rest, as they say, is history -- a journey never to be repeated.
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series production Jaguar ever created -- the SVR.
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I was trying to keep up with a legend.
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Yes, entering France, with an entire large country still to cross,
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'The car wasn't the problem -- it was me.'
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.. being fed into another industrial wood chipper. Ha-ha!
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'Jaguar bosses in Geneva were getting nervous.'
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in research and development.
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Yeah, so here's the real issue with the Dawn, though, Matt,
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We let the honest people of Dingle, West Ireland decide for themselves.
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The question -- old Rolls versus new Rolls.
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See, the thing about a Rolls is you have to wait.
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'and seeing as that would take Chris until sometime next week...'
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It's complex, but it's good. I like it. I'm impressed.
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But that car has a terrible, terrible sounding engine, though.
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but you've got a terrible taste in cars.
Aired 9 months ago - Jun 19, 2016

This series of the world's biggest motoring show continues as Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and Sabine Schmitz buy cheap second-hand cars and head for Venice. The aim? To prove road travel can be more luxurious than taking the train. Elsewhere, Rory Reid heads to New York to sample the all-electric Tesla Model X, while Chris Harris dons his race helmet to drive the most powerful Aston Martin of all time - the fearsome Vulcan. Bear Grylls and Brian Cox are this week's Stars in a Rally Cross Car. MORE -LESS

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the make-the-most-of-what-you've-got school of engineering
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so in theory, you could drive it upside down.
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I love it. I love the speed, I love the name,
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if indeed he has toes.
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.. because it's not a road car.
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So to prove you can have a better time driving than interrailing...
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This is not just any bike, this is the Gold Wing,
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Come on.
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Chefs, I can see chefs. We got chefs.
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the two Toms got straight to work.
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Your grandma needs a slap in the chops.
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So approximately how long do you think we need to leave it in there?
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Back on the Polar Express we were falling behind,
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Unfortunately, Matt was wrong.
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No, it's a compliment. It's a compliment.
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- OK, shall we try a little bit of this? - Yeah, let's... let's try that.
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Here we go, the second outing for Will Jaeger.
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BBC One show called Forces of Nature.
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So the idea was to outrun the Sun, so we gunned this thing at Mach 1.4,
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OK, Ford Fiesta Mark 1. Brian Cox.
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as long as I wasn't accelerating in the car.
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They did make us decommission it, but it's actually not that hard
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Does it have a name?
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Tricky corner coming up. Did he keep it under control?
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Brian, looking at that lap, does it worry you at all?
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Off road again, dust, huge clouds, like a Mexican rally stage,
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You've beaten Gordon, my friend. 1.54.4. There you go.
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with Damian. Well done! Congratulations, well done.
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work on a practical level, getting you where you need to go,
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and you're driving with your ears.
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- Hey doc, how you getting on back there? - Just finishing up.
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0-60 in 3.2 seconds.
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Well, the oil's running out, so something has to give,
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Ladies and gentlemen, a slightly hypocritical Rory Reid.
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Wooo! Beautiful!
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"in the heart of Venice.
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.. he had no idea how trains work.
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to the Gritti Palace, wherever that is, so I've got a chance.
Aired 9 months ago - Jun 12, 2016

The latest instalment of the world's biggest motoring show sees Chris Evans struggling to keep his lunch down as he rides with Sabine Schmitz in the new Audi R8. Elsewhere, Rory Reid tests the new Ford Focus RS, Chris Harris attempts to tame Ferrari's savage F12 TDF and Matt LeBlanc gets a whistle-stop tour of London in Ken Block's fearsome 'Hoonicorn'. Boxer Anthony Joshua and comedian Kevin Hart are this week's Stars in a Rally Cross Car. MORE -LESS

Aired 9 months ago - Jun 05, 2016

McLaren 675LT

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0 -- 60 in 2.8 seconds,
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Is the finish here. This Alcantara here, I mean, you just don't
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The front track is a lot wider, so you've got that turn-in,
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Well, he does now. Anyway, that's not the point.
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fish and chips.
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.. the brand-new Jaguar F-Pace.
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"It is your job to deliver the music, which will arrive now."
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However, just a few minutes into our journey through urban Durban...
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Come on now!
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'Plus, the Porsche is the only car here with a super speedy
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What was my time, what was my time?
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It is a lovely car to drive.
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should sit at the back of the pack, eating our dust.
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"The couple with the most drink left in their glasses at the end
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My balls are wet.
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All right, here, this is ours, on the end.
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This is an adventure, man.
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Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve, Eddie Jordan,
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Got it, three into one. Got it, got it, got it.
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as I got into an old Bentley Convertible Continental,
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- Sorry, you didn't ask me to practise! - Do it, do it, do it!
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First car? I had a Subaru, which I... Actually, I went travelling
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and it had blackberry vines growing through it,
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We've got Steve's Ford '49 Shoebox
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OK, so, Team South Africa, best car ever.
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Oh! Oh! With bonus... With bonus hair!
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By the way, a very competitive Glaswegian
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today, when I came, cos they told me that the tyres were...
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- which really messes you up for - Gambon. Oh, look at that.
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Sharleen, you're right, you were over two minutes.
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All right!
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'In the Jaguar, we decided to go big.'
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And then, incredibly, Eddie was proven right.
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Keep going, keep going, keep going. Keep it as quiet as you can.
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Oh, oh, ooh.
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- I don't think so. - You don't have it in off-road mode?
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- It's true, I'm not kidding. - Are you being serious?
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"Congratulations, you've nearly made it to Africa's highest pub,
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Oh, no, we didn't have our passports ready! Oh.
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Whoa, whoa...
Aired 10 months ago - May 29, 2016

Ariel Nomad, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Dodge Viper

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since God was a boy, and you can tell.
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but going into the bends at top speed, over a tonne of air
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Our cars have been equipped with guns -- laser guns.
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Three, two, one.
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Fast, agile, and once you know how to use it, absolutely devastating.
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to cover up the fact that she made you throw up in an Audi?
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Oh, look at him beaming! He's ecstatic.
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- OK, and you know where we're going? - Yeah. We're going...
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- Um, no. We're sort of half the country away still. - Right.
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Still 200 miles from Blackpool, we put our heads together
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It's midnight.
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Hey, listen, you know what?
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Matt, we are so close to Blackpool. Please make it.
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Matt LeBlancpool. It doesn't get any better than that, does it?
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- And have you seen Sheringham since? - Funnily enough, no.
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That's shocking. Can I just apologise about the hair as well?
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- He just gets it. - One-nil, Jesse, congratulations. - One-nil.
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- What's this? What's this? - So this is from Ferrari.
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- At the time it was really... you know, had been used by several generations. - All right.
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Best car ever between Gordon Ramsay and Jesse Eisenberg.
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Excellent control. Right, our second off-road section.
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Jesse's lap. Here we go, come on, everybody!
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Jesse Eisenberg went round our course in one...
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No.
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Oh! Oh, yes! Smooth, like a Cadillac!
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You really feel part of the action. You feel, I don't know, plugged in.
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He's going to be chasing me with this kid's toy. Good luck.
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Tip one -- weaving.
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Drone down, drone down!
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I think I should be able to get a bit of a gap on him here.
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That was brilliant.
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a reliable workhorse so indestructible
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Gentlemen, to your vehicles.
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And helping me was an American football team
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But this is Blackpool, so we're doing it bigger, better, brighter.
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'With Chris flailing behind...'
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I don't make the rules.
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Can we just have a little bit of respect
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- Oh, we've got some crap in the way up here for sure, Nick. - Yeah.
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'So after an incredibly hands-on U-turn...
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