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Season 10  "Crossing the Channel"  10x2

Aired 11 years ago - Oct 14, 2007

James, Richard and Jeremy attempt to cross the Channel to France in their amphibious vehicles from series 8. Jeremy drives the rather sexy Audi R8 on the track, while Richard prefers the Porsche Carrera 2S. Jools Holland is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Naught to 60 takes 4.6 seconds.
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and then on the straights his miserable Flat 6 is no match for this V8 tower of power.
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No, that is one of the defining characteristics of that car.
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I've got the engine on the rear wheel so I've got the advantage in traction.
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- I didn't see. - Neither did I but we're gonna find out.
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I'm gonna put it to the audience. I'm gonna hold a general election right here, right now.
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Hope that won't hurt the time as he powers down to the first corner,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 10
Dances through the tire wall. 0K, two corners left. Staying level and focused.
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- 1 minute 24.4 seconds. - Oh.
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right up to the moment when it, um... rolled over.
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There we are.
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- No, you see, Hammond... - Yes?
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(Jeremy) Some time much later, James arrived in a flurry of déja vu.
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(Richard) Before we could set off, James had to take down his new collapsible mast.
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and it looks like a man with a pick-up who's stolen an outboard motor and two oil drums
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Then Jeremy arrived.
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we pressed on.
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and beyond the safety of its walls 22 miles of English Channel,
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- A three-knot tide. It's a mile an hour. - Yeah.
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"I'm gonna end up today with hypothermia, attached to a stomach pump."
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- Now, you're the size of Richard Hammond. - Yes.
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Because it was youth television, I suppose, the beginning of youth television,
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"That's a good question."
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So we did that and then once they'd had the beer, they chucked the empty tins back.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 29
And do you know, he rather lost interest in what I was saying?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 30
- Now cars. - Motors. Now you're talking.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 31
- That's right, yes. It matters little. - Cos that would be an amazing thing to do.
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Let's have a look at this. Here we go.
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Oh... (Silence)
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Squeeze and The Tube and music and cars as well.
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0utside the harbor, though...
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- You started again? - Yeah, I lost count. I want to get it right.
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Will you admit it's a brilliant piece of design?
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I'm actually using my weight to counter the roll of the craft.
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Help!
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- (Sounding horn) - I can't get in!
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Mate, my engine is letting go. It's dying. There's no doubt about it.
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We're hoping to capitalize on that and make good progress before the waves build up,
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It's an average speed of 10.8 knots.
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Because we were blasting along at a steady 125 miles an hour
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(Jeremy) Boldly going further than any pick-up had gone before,

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and then on the straights his miserable Flat 6 is no match for this V8 tower of power.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 5
No, that is one of the defining characteristics of that car.
#5
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I've got the engine on the rear wheel so I've got the advantage in traction.
#6
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- I didn't see. - Neither did I but we're gonna find out.
#7
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I'm gonna put it to the audience. I'm gonna hold a general election right here, right now.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 9
Hope that won't hurt the time as he powers down to the first corner,
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 10
Dances through the tire wall. 0K, two corners left. Staying level and focused.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 11
- 1 minute 24.4 seconds. - Oh.
#11
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right up to the moment when it, um... rolled over.
#12
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There we are.
#13
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- No, you see, Hammond... - Yes?
#14
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(Jeremy) Some time much later, James arrived in a flurry of déja vu.
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(Richard) Before we could set off, James had to take down his new collapsible mast.
#18
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and it looks like a man with a pick-up who's stolen an outboard motor and two oil drums
#19
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Then Jeremy arrived.
#20
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we pressed on.
#21
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and beyond the safety of its walls 22 miles of English Channel,
#22
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- A three-knot tide. It's a mile an hour. - Yeah.
#23
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"I'm gonna end up today with hypothermia, attached to a stomach pump."
#24
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- Now, you're the size of Richard Hammond. - Yes.
#25
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Because it was youth television, I suppose, the beginning of youth television,
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 27
"That's a good question."
#27
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So we did that and then once they'd had the beer, they chucked the empty tins back.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 29
And do you know, he rather lost interest in what I was saying?
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 30
- Now cars. - Motors. Now you're talking.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 31
- That's right, yes. It matters little. - Cos that would be an amazing thing to do.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 32
Let's have a look at this. Here we go.
#32
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Oh... (Silence)
#33
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Squeeze and The Tube and music and cars as well.
#35
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0utside the harbor, though...
#36
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- You started again? - Yeah, I lost count. I want to get it right.
#37
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Will you admit it's a brilliant piece of design?
#40
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I'm actually using my weight to counter the roll of the craft.
#41
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Help!
#42
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- (Sounding horn) - I can't get in!
#44
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Mate, my engine is letting go. It's dying. There's no doubt about it.
#45
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We're hoping to capitalize on that and make good progress before the waves build up,
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 48
It's an average speed of 10.8 knots.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 2 (S10E02) - 49
Because we were blasting along at a steady 125 miles an hour
#49
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(Jeremy) Boldly going further than any pick-up had gone before,
#50