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Season 24  "Episode 1"  24x1

Aired 24 days ago - Mar 05, 2017

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid return for the 24th series of Top Gear. This week features the astonishing, ultra-exclusive Ferrari FXXK, tested to the max by Chris Harris at the Daytona circuit in Florida. Matt, Chris and Rory then race across Kazakhstan in three high-mileage cars: a Mercedes saloon, a Volvo estate and a London taxi, all of which have done at least 480,000 miles, the equivalent distance of going to the moon and back. Actor James McAvoy guest stars in the studio and on the famous Top Gear test track.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 1
You must be invited.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 2
That's 87 more than the LaFerrari road car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 3
..I'm 100 yards further than I thought.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 4
But, unlike a modern Formula One car,
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 5
its hunger for downforce crushes the tyres into the tarmac.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 6
So, as a car, the FXXK doesn't really make sense.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 7
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 8
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 9
But we'll try to coax it back again for a lap later in the series
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 10
This is the weird thing. I played a car thief in Shameless
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 11
And after all those Lianas and Lacettis and Cee'ds...
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 12
Welcome to the Toyota GT86.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 13
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 14
So it's a pressure washer for £150,000 Sterling.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 15
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Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 17
- You know Mad Max Fury Road? - Yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 18
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 19
Look, I know, it's not going to set any pulses racing,
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 20
So that's had the hardest life imaginable.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 21
But before he could get in and show us, a man appeared in an old Lada.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 22
all were launched from this 3,000 square mile
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 23
The sun's out, Rory. Think positive, think warm.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 24
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 25
79 horsepower! 0-60 in 21 seconds.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 26
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 27
Your Volvo looks like the Terminator near the end of the film.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 28
so the apple was invented here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 29
"in a simple game of tag.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 30
They're surprisingly quick, these Ladas, these local hands.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 31
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 32
Yeah, I think so. We'll get there. We'll get the old girl to Baikonur.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 33
- JAMES LAUGHS - Erm...
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 34
'Blending left, turning right into Chicago.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 35
- It really was treacherous. - Yes.
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because you just can't control it
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 37
But since we had the place to ourselves,
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 38
I've got terrible aero and no power cos my airbox has moved
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 39
155.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 40
3mph more than the manufacturer's quoted top speed.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 41
..we were told to head to our last overnight stop...
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 42
"The two losing cars will be sentenced to hard labour."
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 43
I don't know, and maybe the taxi finally packed it in.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 44
Rickard Rydell debuted the Volvo 850 Estate.
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 45
SPEAKS RUSSIAN
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No!
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 48
'And at last...'
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 49
He must be checking the mileage.
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'on the Kazakh Steppe...'

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Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 2
That's 87 more than the LaFerrari road car.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 3
..I'm 100 yards further than I thought.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 4
But, unlike a modern Formula One car,
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 5
its hunger for downforce crushes the tyres into the tarmac.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 6
So, as a car, the FXXK doesn't really make sense.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 7 #7 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 8 #8 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 9
But we'll try to coax it back again for a lap later in the series
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 10
This is the weird thing. I played a car thief in Shameless
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 11
And after all those Lianas and Lacettis and Cee'ds...
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 12
Welcome to the Toyota GT86.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 13 #13 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 14
So it's a pressure washer for £150,000 Sterling.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 15 #15 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 16 #16 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 17
- You know Mad Max Fury Road? - Yeah.
#17
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Look, I know, it's not going to set any pulses racing,
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 20
So that's had the hardest life imaginable.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 21
But before he could get in and show us, a man appeared in an old Lada.
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 22
all were launched from this 3,000 square mile
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 23
The sun's out, Rory. Think positive, think warm.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 24 #24 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 25
79 horsepower! 0-60 in 21 seconds.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 26 #26 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 27
Your Volvo looks like the Terminator near the end of the film.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 28
so the apple was invented here.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 29
"in a simple game of tag.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 30
They're surprisingly quick, these Ladas, these local hands.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 31 #31 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 32
Yeah, I think so. We'll get there. We'll get the old girl to Baikonur.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 33
- JAMES LAUGHS - Erm...
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 34
'Blending left, turning right into Chicago.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 35
- It really was treacherous. - Yes.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 36
because you just can't control it
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 37
But since we had the place to ourselves,
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 38
I've got terrible aero and no power cos my airbox has moved
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 39
155.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 40
3mph more than the manufacturer's quoted top speed.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 41
..we were told to head to our last overnight stop...
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 42
"The two losing cars will be sentenced to hard labour."
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 43
I don't know, and maybe the taxi finally packed it in.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 44
Rickard Rydell debuted the Volvo 850 Estate.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 45
SPEAKS RUSSIAN
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 46 #46 Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 47
No!
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 48
'And at last...'
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 49
He must be checking the mileage.
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 (S24E01) - 50
'on the Kazakh Steppe...'
#50