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Season 10  "Botswana Special"  10x4

Aired 12 years ago - Nov 04, 2007

The boys travel to Africa with a mission: they must each buy a car – but not a 4x4 – for no more than £1,500. They must then drive the cars they buy across fairly unforgiving terrain in Botswana. Also, Stig’s African cousin makes an appearance.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 1
"The people of Surrey think they need four-wheel drive cars
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Which is where, I should point out, the BBC is not allowed.
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is that three of the most rugged and successful rally cars ever made were Lancias -
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 4
Apart from that everything that's actually important to the car works perfectly.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 5
Hornbill, Southern Yellow-billed.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 6
Engine isn't working. It's cut out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 7
(Jeremy) If you don't have a piece of cardboard.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 8
The bad news came in the shape of another challenge.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 9
That doesn't work.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 10
we thought we'd come under attack from a Bond villain.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 11
I think, in a way, that it's more frightening than the Pole. There's absolutely nothing.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 12
What are you gonna do? It's sinking.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 13
Now, this is light. Lancia Beta Coupé Superleggera!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 14
(Richard) 0nly the 0pel remained trouble-free,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 15
(Jeremy) The gunk was so sticky it had completely jammed the Lancia's rear wheels.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 16
(Richard) Where are we? (Jeremy) It's called Kubu Island.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 17
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(Richard) Meanwhile, in my unmodified Kadett...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 19
(Groans)
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 20
It is a good job they canted this engine over by 20 degrees cos that means
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 21
(Blows)
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 22
(Jeremy) Not a Beetle! A fully-functioning Lancia Beta Coupé!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 23
Can I just say, you look like a gay cowboy and you look like a gay terrorist.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 24
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 25
(Jeremy) Widow Twankey may have been glad to see the back of the salt pans
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 26
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 27
There you are.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 28
(Jeremy) He's protected the important bits.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 29
(Richard) It is having a... Come on, joggle it, Stig's cousin. He's enjoying that.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 30
(Jeremy) That's a big slide!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 31
I think he was in a hurry
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 32
- It does not! - Why's it called a honey badger?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 33
Look what I've got.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 34
It's a gull-wing, so I can get in and out, obviously.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 35
For the worse.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 36
Hammond, move! You're gonna have to go fast when I hit you.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 37
If we ever do a program called The Back End Of An Animal, these are the boys to hire.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 38
There's a man over there with the best combover I have ever seen in my life.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 39
Quick, come here. Come here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 40
Erm, hang on. That's my bag in James'... This is my tent!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 41
would say this was tough-going.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 42
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 43
(Richard) Meanwhile, using patience, I'd found a proper crossing point.
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It now won't start because the starter solenoid's chosen this moment to pack up,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 49
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 50
Carburetor's gone. Even if we can get that fixed, the starter motor is gone.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 2
Which is where, I should point out, the BBC is not allowed.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 3
is that three of the most rugged and successful rally cars ever made were Lancias -
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 4
Apart from that everything that's actually important to the car works perfectly.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 5
Hornbill, Southern Yellow-billed.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 6
Engine isn't working. It's cut out.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 7
(Jeremy) If you don't have a piece of cardboard.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 8
The bad news came in the shape of another challenge.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 9
That doesn't work.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 10
we thought we'd come under attack from a Bond villain.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 11
I think, in a way, that it's more frightening than the Pole. There's absolutely nothing.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 12
What are you gonna do? It's sinking.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 13
Now, this is light. Lancia Beta Coupé Superleggera!
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 14
(Richard) 0nly the 0pel remained trouble-free,
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 15
(Jeremy) The gunk was so sticky it had completely jammed the Lancia's rear wheels.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 16
(Richard) Where are we? (Jeremy) It's called Kubu Island.
#16
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(Richard) Meanwhile, in my unmodified Kadett...
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 19
(Groans)
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 20
It is a good job they canted this engine over by 20 degrees cos that means
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 21
(Blows)
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 22
(Jeremy) Not a Beetle! A fully-functioning Lancia Beta Coupé!
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 23
Can I just say, you look like a gay cowboy and you look like a gay terrorist.
#23
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(Jeremy) Widow Twankey may have been glad to see the back of the salt pans
#25
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There you are.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 28
(Jeremy) He's protected the important bits.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 29
(Richard) It is having a... Come on, joggle it, Stig's cousin. He's enjoying that.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 30
(Jeremy) That's a big slide!
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 31
I think he was in a hurry
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 32
- It does not! - Why's it called a honey badger?
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 33
Look what I've got.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 34
It's a gull-wing, so I can get in and out, obviously.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 35
For the worse.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 36
Hammond, move! You're gonna have to go fast when I hit you.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 37
If we ever do a program called The Back End Of An Animal, these are the boys to hire.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 38
There's a man over there with the best combover I have ever seen in my life.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 39
Quick, come here. Come here.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 40
Erm, hang on. That's my bag in James'... This is my tent!
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 41
would say this was tough-going.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 42 #42 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 4 (S10E04) - 43
(Richard) Meanwhile, using patience, I'd found a proper crossing point.
#43
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It now won't start because the starter solenoid's chosen this moment to pack up,
#48
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Carburetor's gone. Even if we can get that fixed, the starter motor is gone.
#50