Comedy, Talk Show
This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. The current hosts are Paddy Mcguinness, Chris Harris and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff.
Aired 20 years ago - Dec 29, 2002
REVIEWS: Range Rover • Lotus Esprit • Nissan Primera • TVR T350C
CHALLENGE: Fastest faith - part 2
This week, a review of 2002 and off-roading. The MTM Bimoto (based on an Audi TT) and the AS One, two German cars try to set the fastest lap on
the track and there's the new Range Rover, the original Lotus Esprit and the TVR T350C.
Those that couldn't make it into the first race came together for part two of "The Fastest Faith."
So Callie's got road rage, huh?
Yeah, you got to
embrace Callie's anger.
go downtown, stay in
this really cool hotel.
Yeah, snap a new one on him.
Just gonna text Ethan.
Committed Listener 515?
help us out with this,
maybe, like, another lady?
exactly what your grandparents
had, but with hands.
Um... she called you a bonebag.
That's it. That's it.
which is why I had Ethan
drink a lot of water.
Just finish these forms
cause these days he's a bit
of an old paperbag.
I must say, these guys really
saved my life.
- I don't understand what bonebag means.
- I don't understand what bonebag means.
Aired 20 years ago - Dec 22, 2002
REVIEWS: Volvo XC90 • Subaru Forester • VW Golf R32
CHALLENGE: Stripped down Jaguar XJS
The Radical raced with an aeroplane, the Renault Espace, and the new Subaru Forrester 2.0 XT also feature.
The Volkswagen Golf R32, Ford Focus RS, Seat Leon
Cupra R and the Honda Civic Type R - all hot hatchbacks compete to see which is the best.
Gordon Ramsay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Aired 20 years ago - Dec 08, 2002
REVIEWS: Audi RS6 • Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG • Maserati Coupé • Ford Fiesta • Citroën C3 • Honda Jazz • Nissan Micra • MG ZR
CHALLENGE: Lada Riva modified by Lotus • Fastest white van man
This week: 'driver's cars', the BMW M5 faces the challenge
of its rivals, a Lada Riva 1.5E gets a make-over from Lotus and who is Britain's fastest van man?
Also featured are the Audi RS6, the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, the new Maserati Coupé and a selection of super-minis: Ford Fiesta, Citroën C3, Honda Jazz, Nissan Micra and MG ZR.
Michael Gambon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Look at all these buttons.
but is it worth the sacrifice
when it looks like an eggplant?
This sedan could do zero to 60 in 1,
and hold on.
Comfortable, upset that he's
got to drive such a big behemoth.
And putting the power down,
even when it's sliding,
Is it faster to fly or drive?
I had to go 12 miles to L.A.X.,
I'm sure Tanner was
making better time.
and a hundred miles an hour
is, like, absolutely nothing.
We're gonna leave at 2:55.
and 36 miles of highway
before the next fuel station.
A little bit of a trade-off, but we
know 544 miles an hour top speed,
I'd rather walk in the desert than drive 62
miles an hour in a straight line all day.
See, right now I got to wait
for everybody to get off.
You see? That's why flying
is too stressful for me.
Whoo! Boom! Boom! Boom!
and, you know, we do all this stuff,
and they got the little atvs.
I bought it used, and
it was a disaster for me.
to get out there and
drive around that track,
Which could be suzuki's
And now it's time for Tanner
to test a strange german mutant.
BMW's luxury S.U.V.,
It surprised us with a twin-turbo
V-8 making 400 horsepower.
It actually can pull more g's on
the skid pad than an m5 or an m6.
but I still can't figure
out what to call it.
Kind of is strangely comfortable.
that completely smoked
you actually to vegas...
Aired 21 years ago - Dec 01, 2002
REVIEWS: Saab 9-3 • Lotus Elise 111S
CHALLENGE: Fastest faith
This episode is dedicated to the environment - Richard tries to drive to work in an eco-friendly way. Jeremy drives a diesel supercar and the search for the fastest religion
Cars reviewed include the Saab 93, the Peugeot RC and the Lotus Elise.
Jasaon Dawe visits a school with a selection of supercars, to find out which is the children's favourite.
Aired 21 years ago - Nov 24, 2002
REVIEWS: Renault Vel Satis • BMW Z4 • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG • Honda NSX Type R
CHALLENGE: Grannies doing handbrake parking
Jason Dawe looks at a used Golf, Jeremy test drives his own car and Richard drives the new BMW Z4 Roadster. The grannies
return, this time to see who can master the 'art' of handbreak parking. The cool wall is unveiled.Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
But, beneath the, I have to say, quite cool exterior,
while he's driving down the motorway
there's an almighty crash and a shudder.
because it'll be the same as every other business park.
not something that appears to have come
from the mind of Jerry Anderson.
You know Indian food, okay?
This is a Renault Double-Fault.
Go for the metallic, kind of mushy pea green,
with the silver roof.
So what are we gonna be teaching the grannies?
are coming back to motorsport.
All those spare tyres on their
hand cream, facial scrub..
Well, probably about 70 quid scrap, aren't they?
because they've ended up with this - 'Hyoondai' Elantra.
and we decided that it's a stylish car, didn't we, okay?
"because, well, that was bit of girly, really." Look.
An angry-looking collection of
angles, curves, and intersecting lines.
30 grand, at least 30 grand. That's a big price hike.
This is a Z4. Not a Z3.
Now, I'm sorry, mate, it's hideous.
It's a big Fiat.
It's a Ferrari! It's cool! Back me up!
It's ugly, yes, but it's cool.
and we think that right now it's here.
Do it now, quickly, or you'll have his way.
No, you haven't, you just kicked them on
I mean, what was it the first
that attracted you to the free Honda NSX?
No, but I'm just saying that
if somebody's, look, worked their ass off,
If you saw Tara..
Where's the shop where they're sold?
You know what these are?
And it was quite wet today. It was wet.
it's now A Star in A Reasonably-Priced
Heavily-Discounted Car. Absolutely.
9 times out of 10,
they will take care of settling that for you.
And then, please, phone the finance company,
even though it was heavy and dull
compared to its predecessors.
As a used-car, this is the ultimate
Number 1, unless you've got to,
I would stay clear of buying the Automatic.
driving something that you really are ashamed of.
Quentin Wilson bought one.
of more than 200 mph.
but if I were to ever have a hard day at work,
you're gonna have the most expensive
hairdo in the world,
This is the kind of noise, deep, resonating noise,
that hurts dogs.
Aired 21 years ago - Nov 17, 2002
REVIEWS: Mercedes S-Class • Audi A8 • Maybach 62 • Bentley Arnage
CHALLENGE: Turn a car into a Bond car.
The Maybach, a rival to the Rolls Royce and the Mercedes S Class are featured. At the lower end of the car market, the lads build a budget James Bond car for £300.
Jonathan Ross is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Aired 21 years ago - Nov 10, 2002
REVIEWS: Aston Martin V12 Vanquish • Ferrari 575M Maranello • Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
CHALLENGE: Family Saloon Formula One
Jeremy and Damon Hill play with Ferraris, Jason looks at used Nissan Skylines and there's a look at James Bond's Aston Martin.
Steve Coogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Aired 21 years ago - Nov 03, 2002
REVIEWS: Mini Cooper • Toyota Yaris Verso • Citroën DS • Westfield XTR
CHALLENGE: Grannies doing doughnuts
The results of the Best Looking Car poll are revealed. A Westfield goes up against the Pagani Zonda and a gang (what is the collective noun for grannies?) of grannies see who can do the best doughnuts.
Aired 21 years ago - Oct 27, 2002
REVIEWS: Ford Focus RS • Honda Civic Type R • Noble M12 GTO
CHALLENGE: Bus jumping over bikes
Jeremy drives the Ford Focus RS and the Noble M12 GTO. Also, how many motor bikes can be jumped by a double decker bus? Jamiroquai front-man, Cat in the Hat and Space Cowboy Jay Kay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Zero to 60...
But since Mitsubishi claims
that this is no ordinary car,
All right, we'll see you at the lodge.
A propane truck...
I would rather be in
this Evo than a jeep
[ laughing ]
[ applause ]
This particular Aston
Martin is the v-8 vantage.
I mean, if you think about all the cars
you could buy for $120,000...
The question was, did
it really have the power?
Within seconds, the v-12 had
established an unbeatable lead.
All of these Brits are liars.
[ southern accent ] Mercedes? A Porsche?
Onto the straightaway
at over 120 miles an hour.
Did it in a 129.2,
That's true, yeah.
I drive a pretty awful Prius.
You're thinking forward.
and then I want it to talk to a car thief
and say, "you just stole Dom's car."
You got to remind yourself, don't you?
Well, let's... I guess we're
gonna find out, aren't we?
Which makes him the champion moron.
like how it was started in the '70s by
a Japanese racer with a wild driving style.
- "I get carsick."
- Do you want to meet your teammate?
That's not the brake?
Wood: Yeehaw, baby!
I said right before he went
he was gonna beat you.
Foust: Adam and Rutledge
didn't know what hit them.
That would have been nice
if it was in the circle.
It was my time to shine.
and get all four tires
into the designated area.
Wood: Oh, with the roll!
[ cheers and applause ]
Aired 21 years ago - Oct 20, 2002
REVIEWS: Citroën Berlingo • Pagani Zonda • Lamborghini Murciélago • Mazda 6
CHALLENGE: Speed cameras
Jeremy drives the Citroën Berlingo Mulitspace; Richard tries to find out if it is possible to drive so fast, that you can not be 'seen' by a
speed camera, and the Pagani Zonda and Lamborghini Murcielago are the first cars to show what they can do on the new Top Gear track. The Ford GT and the new Mazda 6 also feature. Also featured is a Volvo 740 which runs on vegetable oil.Harry Enfield is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.