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Season 10  "The Best Driving Roads in Europe"  10x1

Aired 12 years ago - Oct 07, 2007

To celebrate 30 years of the Golf GTI, Volkswagen presents the 640bhp Golf GTI W12. A road trip to find to best driving roads in Europe sees the boys driving some serious automotive exotica. Dame Helen Mirren is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Satnav does work but thinks it's in Germany.
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and the engine is where you'd expect to find the back seats.
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Even if you're really gentle, you'll still...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 5
Yes, classic stuff.
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- All we know is he's called Cuddles. - (Laughter)
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0h, yeah. Looking good... ish.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 8
It's not gonna be here because everyone's on drugs.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 9
So what we thought we'd do is bring along a selection
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 10
and the V10 engine is a bit more powerful.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 11
It's better than that. His windows don't open.
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I was loving the Lamborghini
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When you drive a really, really stripped out car like this,
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...is L15,000 more...
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(Jeremy) 0nce we'd regrouped, we joined the motorway along the Italian Riviera.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 23
At no point have I lacked in power to keep up with this thing.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 25
(Richard) Tell me we've stopped here...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 26
That hotel had no bar, no restaurant, no air conditioning in the rooms.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 27
You're looking so lovely.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 28
- Um... is it what? - Normal in Los Angeles.
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that I remind you of Paris Hilton?
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- But didn't you have a Golf GTI? - Yes, I did, I did.
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and when you go on public transport, which are like buses and tubes and trains,
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He's not a pillock. He's... he's a nice guy. So I'm sorry, Richard.
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- Hard. - Slow.
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And round there. And there we are, ladies and gentlemen, across the line.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 35
- Not bad. - Which puts you right...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 36
we were driving hundreds and hundreds of boring motorway miles
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 37
Why did you think this would be good, you big daft (Bleep)?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 38
- If they're... - Want to lower your suspension?
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(Horn sounds)
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Your country makes supercars. You can't honk when somebody goes out and buys one.
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The San Bernardino Pass was something else.
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- What? - Are we allowed to drive on it?
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Sounds like a racing driver's name.
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God, this thing just tracks so perfectly.
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It's not like PlayStation, this. You can't just press the reset button when you get it wrong.

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and the engine is where you'd expect to find the back seats.
#2
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Even if you're really gentle, you'll still...
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 5
Yes, classic stuff.
#5
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- All we know is he's called Cuddles. - (Laughter)
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 7
0h, yeah. Looking good... ish.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 8
It's not gonna be here because everyone's on drugs.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 9
So what we thought we'd do is bring along a selection
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 10
and the V10 engine is a bit more powerful.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 11
It's better than that. His windows don't open.
#11
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I was loving the Lamborghini
#14
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When you drive a really, really stripped out car like this,
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...is L15,000 more...
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(Jeremy) 0nce we'd regrouped, we joined the motorway along the Italian Riviera.
#22
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At no point have I lacked in power to keep up with this thing.
#23
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(Richard) Tell me we've stopped here...
#25
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That hotel had no bar, no restaurant, no air conditioning in the rooms.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 27
You're looking so lovely.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 28
- Um... is it what? - Normal in Los Angeles.
#28
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that I remind you of Paris Hilton?
#29
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- But didn't you have a Golf GTI? - Yes, I did, I did.
#30
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and when you go on public transport, which are like buses and tubes and trains,
#31
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He's not a pillock. He's... he's a nice guy. So I'm sorry, Richard.
#32
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- Hard. - Slow.
#33
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And round there. And there we are, ladies and gentlemen, across the line.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 35
- Not bad. - Which puts you right...
#35
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we were driving hundreds and hundreds of boring motorway miles
#36
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Why did you think this would be good, you big daft (Bleep)?
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 1 (S10E01) - 38
- If they're... - Want to lower your suspension?
#38
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(Horn sounds)
#39
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Your country makes supercars. You can't honk when somebody goes out and buys one.
#40
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The San Bernardino Pass was something else.
#42
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- What? - Are we allowed to drive on it?
#44
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Sounds like a racing driver's name.
#45
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God, this thing just tracks so perfectly.
#47
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It's not like PlayStation, this. You can't just press the reset button when you get it wrong.
#50