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Season 24  "Episode 3"  24x3

Aired 4 months ago - Mar 19, 2017

Matt LeBlanc's review of the Aston Martin DB11 is thwarted by Chris Harris and a very evil Mercedes. Elsewhere, Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz go supercar-hunting on Germany's fearsome Nurburgring race circuit with the help of the VW Golf Clubsport S, while actress Tamsin Greig takes to the Top Gear track in the new Reasonably Fast Car.

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No, there's a switch here that does that for you.
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and for some reason I have Swarovski crystals in the headlights.
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OK, look, pretend Mercedes, real Mercedes, more talk and let's
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Yeah, yeah, it's not overstated, and you say you really like it.
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Here he is then, on the line in the DB11.
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Now left into Gambon and over the line.
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This is a comfort game.
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- I vomited on you. - Yeah.
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And there was a house there, a couple there,
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I kind of feel like we've told our story.
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I mean, I stood there for a long time.
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And it's also named after a toilet cleaner.
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But I'm feeling a kind of...
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Now over to the left but avoid the cameraman,
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No, ever. Ever?
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And in the mid-1980s, with the rest of the world
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in the UK, to this - the Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport S.
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It feels like 40 years of perfecting the hot hatch formula.
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I'd argue this isn't really a hot hatch at all.
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to see if the Clubsport S can keep up with the locals, who,
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Now I was keen to really drill down into the merits
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Now past the half million pound mark.
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It was touch-and-go.
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What, so I have to follow that?
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Everybody knows that.
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There's a lot of leg room in that car now!
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The Archers.
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in the combine harvester.
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Slick gear up into third.
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Fantastic. Calm down.
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It had a sparkling twin cam engine, a cutting edge
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Small, lightweight, brilliantly back to basics.
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with your torque vectoring and your magnetic adaptive damping
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Hey.
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production line as the MX-5.
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