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Season 10  "Fastest Way Across London"  10x5

Aired 12 years ago - Nov 11, 2007

The guys race each other using a bike, a boat and a car, to find the fastest way across London. The Stig drives the Caparo T1 in an attempt to beat the long-standing fastest time set by the Koenigsegg. Richard regains the will to live by racing an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster against a man with rockets strapped to his back. Simon Cowell is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 1
Not much in it and nothing you I mean, look at that
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It...
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God above, I thought that was one of the teachers!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 4
'All we needed was a challenge.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 5
With my budget of £0, I'd fitted a girl-enticing water bed in the back.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 6
'While he went for a wee, Richard and I decided to improve his car
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 7
MUSIC CONTINUES TO THUD
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 8
"all their camping equipment and stuff into their car
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 9
'Happily, I wasn't the only one who'd be in trouble.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 10
Here we go!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 11
they won't pay out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 12
We were going along and all of a sudden, he hit the dashboard
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 13
surrounded by sheep that were no longer alive and bits of what used to be my mum's Audi.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 14
the other is a totalitarian regime,- allegedly making weapons of mass destruction.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 15
Everyone had said it's superbike fast and I thought, "Oh, come on, don't be ridic...argh!"
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 16
You know Vauxhall? Yes. Canadian company now.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 17
made by any car is my Mercedes - which is now only 19 days away from- its first service,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 18
I'm sorry, but this sort of gutter press claptrap gets so far up my nose.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 19
'the brand-new Lamborghini Murcielago.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 20
Whoa. You've just met the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 21
'So, LP670-4 SV.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 22
'They've also taken away the radio,- but that's fine by me.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 23
"a distinctive 12-cylinder sound from the two trapezoidal tailpipes."
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 24
but it's so light and nimble on its feet. Sand!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 25
'in a race between the lights.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 26
That is a truly ridiculous game.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 27
Thing is though, you've always said- that your favourite supercar is the Zonda F, OK?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 28
LAUGHTER
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 29
because, as Richard said, the lightweight SV has no stereo
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 30
OK. Here we go.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 31
LAUGHTER
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 32
For example, I've just had Tim Robbins in my ear
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 33
I finished the American thing last year
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 34
If he'd tried that in Australia! Oh, yes!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 35
you'll see it on your way home,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 36
where you can play it as a reco... Have you got that?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 37
Yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 38
And of course you came down here to do a lap.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 39
That's courage!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 40
My word! It's hot too and I can't even claim it's wet
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 41
That means that you've beaten Jimmy- Carr, you've beaten Brian Cox.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 42
LAUGHTER He'll never know.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 43
and get up the drive at three o'clock in the morning...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 44
50.4 decibels, that's like custard rustling, absolutely soundless.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 45
I might get in trouble.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 46
'Then it was my turn.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 47
Can you smell smoke on my fingers? THEY LAUGH
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 48
Well, hopefully... This had better be good.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 49
'With the roof done, I now have to sort the bonnet.'
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There were no fires in Surrey -

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It...
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 3
God above, I thought that was one of the teachers!
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 4
'All we needed was a challenge.'
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 5
With my budget of £0, I'd fitted a girl-enticing water bed in the back.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 6
'While he went for a wee, Richard and I decided to improve his car
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 7
MUSIC CONTINUES TO THUD
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 8
"all their camping equipment and stuff into their car
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 9
'Happily, I wasn't the only one who'd be in trouble.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 10
Here we go!
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 11
they won't pay out.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 12
We were going along and all of a sudden, he hit the dashboard
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 13
surrounded by sheep that were no longer alive and bits of what used to be my mum's Audi.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 14
the other is a totalitarian regime,- allegedly making weapons of mass destruction.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 15
Everyone had said it's superbike fast and I thought, "Oh, come on, don't be ridic...argh!"
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 16
You know Vauxhall? Yes. Canadian company now.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 17
made by any car is my Mercedes - which is now only 19 days away from- its first service,
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 18
I'm sorry, but this sort of gutter press claptrap gets so far up my nose.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 19
'the brand-new Lamborghini Murcielago.'
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 20
Whoa. You've just met the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV,
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 21
'So, LP670-4 SV.'
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 22
'They've also taken away the radio,- but that's fine by me.'
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 23
"a distinctive 12-cylinder sound from the two trapezoidal tailpipes."
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 24
but it's so light and nimble on its feet. Sand!
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 25
'in a race between the lights.'
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 26
That is a truly ridiculous game.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 27
Thing is though, you've always said- that your favourite supercar is the Zonda F, OK?
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 28
LAUGHTER
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 29
because, as Richard said, the lightweight SV has no stereo
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 30
OK. Here we go.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 31
LAUGHTER
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 32
For example, I've just had Tim Robbins in my ear
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 33
I finished the American thing last year
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 34
If he'd tried that in Australia! Oh, yes!
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 35
you'll see it on your way home,
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 36
where you can play it as a reco... Have you got that?
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 37
Yeah.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 38
And of course you came down here to do a lap.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 39
That's courage!
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 40
My word! It's hot too and I can't even claim it's wet
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 41
That means that you've beaten Jimmy- Carr, you've beaten Brian Cox.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 42
LAUGHTER He'll never know.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 43
and get up the drive at three o'clock in the morning...
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 44
50.4 decibels, that's like custard rustling, absolutely soundless.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 45
I might get in trouble.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 46
'Then it was my turn.'
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 47
Can you smell smoke on my fingers? THEY LAUGH
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 48
Well, hopefully... This had better be good.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 5 (S10E05) - 49
'With the roof done, I now have to sort the bonnet.'
#49
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There were no fires in Surrey -
#50