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Season 10  "Vauxhall VXR8"  10x8

Aired 12 years ago - Dec 02, 2007

Richard drives Renault's 2006 F1 car around Silverstone. The Vauxhall VXR8 is tested on the track and there's a BMW which can drive itself. James Blunt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Oh, there's some bloke called Lewis Hamilton, too.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 1
Well, first of all, the BMW comes with a BMW badge,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 2
In an M5, there are seven different settings for the gearbox. There are two for the differential.
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as feminine as a burst sausage.
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The Benz Patent Motorwagen from 1896.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 5
(Jeremy) Three years later, the British came up with this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 6
have had their wrists broken by this very car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 7
I can understand why this is better than going around looking at a horse's bottom,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 8
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 9
(Jeremy) So, France hadn't got it right, and nor had America.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 10
would be laid out in the same way.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 11
The only way round this is to change into top gear.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 12
This was the first car to come with one of these.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 13
This car cost just L125,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 14
Please! Isn't it time you put a star in our reasonably priced car?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 15
but yours... You've only owned, is it one car?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 16
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 17
They're working incredibly hard, doing a really tough job and not under great circumstances.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 18
"I name this chairlift James Blunt. God bless her and all who ride me."
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 19
I think if I sang and inhaled helium, it would be beyond the human ear's register, wouldn't it?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 20
- I'm going for the number one or two spot. - Climb it up.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 21
as "A damsel in distress needs a knight in shining armor. What can you do?"
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 22
I really had fun. Stig is great.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 23
(Splutters) Right.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 24
So you did it in one minute...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 25
just for sitting down behind a steering wheel.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 26
Specifically, two laps around Stowe Circuit at Silverstone.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 27
- It's very simple, really. - It looks like a Formula One car to me.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 28
and I now realized the size of the mountain I had to climb.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 29
I've just grappled with 500 brake horsepower in a 500-kilo car, and I'm halfway there.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 30
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 31
Let's talk about the money, 'cause we can all understand that.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 32
They do that by constantly pumping warm water round it when it's in the pits, at 80 degrees.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 33
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 34
I'm going to try the throttle and see...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 35
And to make things worse, the man with my telemetry was hardly a bag of laughs.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 36
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 37
To mark the occasion, the technicians let the engine play its party piece.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 38
Give him his due, he did use full throttle...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 39
- Are you as amazed as we all are? - I am, absolutely.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 40
Singing Sham 69 songs.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 41
- The initial part. The initial part is quite... - (Laughter)
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 42
It'd be embarrassing. That first race, you'd be like, "Oh, the fat bloke's gonna be useless,"
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 43
- Sorry, a GL420. - Why didn't you get the 5? What?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 44
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 45
Obviously, The Stig heads the board, with 1.44.4.
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(Laughs)
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(Hums)
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Ladies and gentlemen, Lewis Hamilton!
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In an M5, there are seven different settings for the gearbox. There are two for the differential.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 3
as feminine as a burst sausage.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 4
The Benz Patent Motorwagen from 1896.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 5
(Jeremy) Three years later, the British came up with this.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 6
have had their wrists broken by this very car.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 7
I can understand why this is better than going around looking at a horse's bottom,
#7
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(Jeremy) So, France hadn't got it right, and nor had America.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 10
would be laid out in the same way.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 11
The only way round this is to change into top gear.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 12
This was the first car to come with one of these.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 13
This car cost just L125,
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 14
Please! Isn't it time you put a star in our reasonably priced car?
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 15
but yours... You've only owned, is it one car?
#15
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They're working incredibly hard, doing a really tough job and not under great circumstances.
#17
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"I name this chairlift James Blunt. God bless her and all who ride me."
#18
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I think if I sang and inhaled helium, it would be beyond the human ear's register, wouldn't it?
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 20
- I'm going for the number one or two spot. - Climb it up.
#20
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as "A damsel in distress needs a knight in shining armor. What can you do?"
#21
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I really had fun. Stig is great.
#22
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(Splutters) Right.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 24
So you did it in one minute...
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 25
just for sitting down behind a steering wheel.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 26
Specifically, two laps around Stowe Circuit at Silverstone.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 27
- It's very simple, really. - It looks like a Formula One car to me.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 28
and I now realized the size of the mountain I had to climb.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 29
I've just grappled with 500 brake horsepower in a 500-kilo car, and I'm halfway there.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 30 #30 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 31
Let's talk about the money, 'cause we can all understand that.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 32
They do that by constantly pumping warm water round it when it's in the pits, at 80 degrees.
#32
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I'm going to try the throttle and see...
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 35
And to make things worse, the man with my telemetry was hardly a bag of laughs.
#35
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To mark the occasion, the technicians let the engine play its party piece.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 38
Give him his due, he did use full throttle...
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 39
- Are you as amazed as we all are? - I am, absolutely.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 40
Singing Sham 69 songs.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 41
- The initial part. The initial part is quite... - (Laughter)
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 42
It'd be embarrassing. That first race, you'd be like, "Oh, the fat bloke's gonna be useless,"
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 43
- Sorry, a GL420. - Why didn't you get the 5? What?
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 44 #44 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 8 (S10E08) - 45
Obviously, The Stig heads the board, with 1.44.4.
#45
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(Laughs)
#46
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(Hums)
#47
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Ladies and gentlemen, Lewis Hamilton!
#49
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