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Season 11  "Fox Hunting"  11x5

Aired 11 years ago - Jul 20, 2008

A new Ford Mondeo or a used luxury car of yesteryear? Jeremy and James demonstrate which is the wisest choice. Jeremy drives the Nissan GT-R - again, around Japan's Fuji circuit. Stig drives the GT-R around the Top Gear track. Richard indulges in a spot of fox hunting - Top Gear style. Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis are the Star(s) in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 1
but every crease and every angle, even on the door mirrors,
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The axels are assembled on hydraulic rigs that replicate the weight of the car,
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Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 4
Ahh!
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 5
- Yes. - D'you know why the GT-R doesn't have that?
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 6
And he's still all over Elton John.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 7
That's a L53,000 four-seater saloon car,
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 8
It's got the same 1.6 liter turbocharged engine you get in the 207 GTi and a Mini Cooper S,
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 9
and the AMG Division now has the Black Ops Division?
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 10
No, it's a good one - I think Citroën is the only manufacturer
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 11
No, they're consistently ugly across their range of one car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 12
Yeah, over at Fareham. It's ugly.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 13
A few of you are going to worship at the altar that is Lewis Hamilton. James Hunt.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 14
It is the Top Gear throne of gratitude.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 15
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 16
which was, in 1963, the most expensive car in the world.
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that's why nobody carves it up - partly because it's got the loudest horn in the world,
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 19
He's reversing!
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 20
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 21
God, this is painful.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 22
Top speed of this car in 1969 was 128.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 23
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 24
with mounting points for your shot glasses.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 25
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 26
That's it for now. More traffic news in around half an hour.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 27
"Pagmento"? Where's that from?
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 28
they take your money however it comes and in return, you get spaces.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 29
In a normal car, this is not embarrassing. However...
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 30
There is only one way we can settle this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 31
So, really, it comes down to a simple choice -
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 32
Why is it that you can't drive fast after all the experience you've had on that track?
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 33
Every Sunday, Jeremy, when it comes out, I get that little text,
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 34
Unwise, gentlemen, very, very unwise.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 35
So I decided... Actually, I set up a trust fund.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 36
So, anyway, the Alfasuds went, cos you did the Golf...
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 37
And my car spun 360 and I ended up in a ditch.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 38
- No, no, flat. - Flat out through there.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 39
Wait for it... and turn flat out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 40
One. I'm afraid I've called you Theo Pamphlet...
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 41
tells me that Cowell came here on a cold day when engines run better.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 42
it's tough, it's technical and well, it's brilliant.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 43
Now, normally when they meet these days,
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 44
Hopefully, they won't get a look at it until they catch you.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 45
and we'll have a hunt, and you'll get killed and eaten?
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 46
Trying to think like a wily fox, I made straight for the nearest wood.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 47
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I'm using my tracking skills, I'm not even using the hounds now. Ow, a tree!
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which, worryingly, wasn't stopping for the gate.
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The axels are assembled on hydraulic rigs that replicate the weight of the car,
#2
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Ahh!
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 5
- Yes. - D'you know why the GT-R doesn't have that?
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 6
And he's still all over Elton John.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 7
That's a L53,000 four-seater saloon car,
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 8
It's got the same 1.6 liter turbocharged engine you get in the 207 GTi and a Mini Cooper S,
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 9
and the AMG Division now has the Black Ops Division?
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 10
No, it's a good one - I think Citroën is the only manufacturer
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 11
No, they're consistently ugly across their range of one car.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 12
Yeah, over at Fareham. It's ugly.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 13
A few of you are going to worship at the altar that is Lewis Hamilton. James Hunt.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 14
It is the Top Gear throne of gratitude.
#14
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which was, in 1963, the most expensive car in the world.
#16
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that's why nobody carves it up - partly because it's got the loudest horn in the world,
#18
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He's reversing!
#19
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God, this is painful.
#21
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Top speed of this car in 1969 was 128.
#22
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with mounting points for your shot glasses.
#24
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That's it for now. More traffic news in around half an hour.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 27
"Pagmento"? Where's that from?
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 28
they take your money however it comes and in return, you get spaces.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 29
In a normal car, this is not embarrassing. However...
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 30
There is only one way we can settle this.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 31
So, really, it comes down to a simple choice -
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 32
Why is it that you can't drive fast after all the experience you've had on that track?
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 33
Every Sunday, Jeremy, when it comes out, I get that little text,
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 34
Unwise, gentlemen, very, very unwise.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 35
So I decided... Actually, I set up a trust fund.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 36
So, anyway, the Alfasuds went, cos you did the Golf...
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 37
And my car spun 360 and I ended up in a ditch.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 38
- No, no, flat. - Flat out through there.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 39
Wait for it... and turn flat out.
#39
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One. I'm afraid I've called you Theo Pamphlet...
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 41
tells me that Cowell came here on a cold day when engines run better.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 42
it's tough, it's technical and well, it's brilliant.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 43
Now, normally when they meet these days,
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 44
Hopefully, they won't get a look at it until they catch you.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 45
and we'll have a hunt, and you'll get killed and eaten?
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 46
Trying to think like a wily fox, I made straight for the nearest wood.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 47 #47 Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 5 (S11E05) - 48
I'm using my tracking skills, I'm not even using the hounds now. Ow, a tree!
#48
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which, worryingly, wasn't stopping for the gate.
#49
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