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Season 25  "Episode 3"  25x3

Aired 4 months ago - Mar 11, 2018

There is a Japanese flavour to this week's show, as Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a big road trip across Honshu, while Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer. Out on track, Chris compares the Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC500.

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Look at this stick down here with a perfect Type R aluminium gear knob,
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And then, of course, there's the way it looks.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 5
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Oh, he's running wide, he's running wide! This is my chance, my chance!
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 8
OK, now, earlier today we put both cars around our test track in the
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 9
Problem is, the ones that made it to the UK have been mostly crashed or
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 10
here you won't see anywhere else on the planet, man.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 11
and two, why take the subway? This is a car show, not a train show.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 12
Excuse me, do you speak English?
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 13
Oh, man, there's just so much great stuff,
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 14
Oh, Supra! Now, that... That might be right in my price range.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 15
I want it. Come on! There we go, there we go.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 16
Only Japan shouldn't have made this car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 17
Am I crazy about the body?
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 18
Second of all, pop-up headlights.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 19
Now that's the kind of technology you really only find on your latest
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 20
- I guess so. - I have wanted to come here all my life.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 21
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 22
Feel that smooth, rotary power, my friend.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 23
My Japanese is very weak.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 24
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 25
Oh, crikey. So we're actually quite close to, erm...
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 26
but until you come here and just see the way people have abandoned
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 27
Whoa.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 28
unusual side of Japanese car culture.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 29
It was introduced in 1949 as an affordable post-war alternative to
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 30
A small corner of automotive self-expression
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 31
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 32
we end up with these.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 33
Oh, my lord!
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 34
This is the same thing.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 35
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 36
no, demands - a proper road.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 37
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 38
It was just the most incredible 12 hours.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 39
to try and turn a profit.
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 40
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To compete, we'd need to do it in tandem.
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lashing our cars together had turned us into a rolling road block.
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So, what race is this?
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- She ate 700 bowls. - 700 bowls?
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But they're a dime a dozen.
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I should be able to get there quicker.
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It is the perfect weapon in which to beat Matt LeBlanc.
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Come on!

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Look at this stick down here with a perfect Type R aluminium gear knob,
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And then, of course, there's the way it looks.
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Oh, he's running wide, he's running wide! This is my chance, my chance!
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 8
OK, now, earlier today we put both cars around our test track in the
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 9
Problem is, the ones that made it to the UK have been mostly crashed or
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 10
here you won't see anywhere else on the planet, man.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 11
and two, why take the subway? This is a car show, not a train show.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 12
Excuse me, do you speak English?
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 13
Oh, man, there's just so much great stuff,
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 14
Oh, Supra! Now, that... That might be right in my price range.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 15
I want it. Come on! There we go, there we go.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 16
Only Japan shouldn't have made this car.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 17
Am I crazy about the body?
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 18
Second of all, pop-up headlights.
#18
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Now that's the kind of technology you really only find on your latest
#19
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- I guess so. - I have wanted to come here all my life.
#20
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Feel that smooth, rotary power, my friend.
#22
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My Japanese is very weak.
#23
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Oh, crikey. So we're actually quite close to, erm...
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 26
but until you come here and just see the way people have abandoned
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 27
Whoa.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 28
unusual side of Japanese car culture.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 29
It was introduced in 1949 as an affordable post-war alternative to
#29
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A small corner of automotive self-expression
#30
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we end up with these.
#32
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Oh, my lord!
#33
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This is the same thing.
#34
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no, demands - a proper road.
#36
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It was just the most incredible 12 hours.
#38
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to try and turn a profit.
#39
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To compete, we'd need to do it in tandem.
#42
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lashing our cars together had turned us into a rolling road block.
#43
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So, what race is this?
#45
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- She ate 700 bowls. - 700 bowls?
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 47
But they're a dime a dozen.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 48
I should be able to get there quicker.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 25 Episode 3 (S25E03) - 49
It is the perfect weapon in which to beat Matt LeBlanc.
#49
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Come on!
#50