S12 E6
Status
Continuing
Next episode
TBA
Airs
Sundays 8:00 PM on BBC Two
SEASON
VIEW ALL EPISODE

Season 12  "Communist Cars"  12x6

Aired 11 years ago - Dec 07, 2008

Jeremy asks whether the Eastern bloc countries ever made a good car, and Richard assesses the performance of new German sports model the Veritas. The latest Ford Fiesta is also put through its paces in a stringent road test, and London mayor Boris Johnson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

Mouse over thumbnail for slideshow

Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 1
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 2
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 3
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 4
The biggest problem by a country mile is the big round thing in front of me.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 5
Yes. You know Jeremy's wife's got one of these? Ah... Very fond of it, big fan.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 6
I should add, since I drove the car, Veritas have given it
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 7
Now we must find out if the Caterham can do any better.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 8
Quite a heck of a lot faster, because it's up here!
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 9
Every year, they do a survey in which they ask the whole world
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 10
Yeah, no... That's just a noise.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 11
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 12
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 13
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 14
What's it like on the top of Everest? It's all right.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 15
work it out. It's...
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 16
Really, I genuinely congratulate you for your bravery.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 17
They replaced the excellent disc brakes with drums, which were worse.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 18
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 19
The Cortina was a whole pound more expensive.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 20
Elitist! The coils, James, are from a Bulgarian's biro.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 21
..the Zzzgggz 968.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 22
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 23
Well, Mr Scargill, a quick canter through some other Eastern Bloc cars will prove you wrong.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 24
We dropped it from a 23-storey tower block.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 25
Still, having it here enables us to answer an important question.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 26
Russian communism is better than British communism.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 27
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 28
It does work well as a brazier.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 29
That's what it feels like. That's unbelievable.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 30
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 31
Argh!
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 32
These three cars - Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 33
What you find is that people are far from loving - shout all sorts of hostile things. Who shouts
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 34
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 35
You cycle, have you not been attacked by a bus driver?
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 36
But they need to look in their mirrors. Let's move it on.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 37
"The essence of it is, in my view, not to change up until you hit about 6,000rpm."
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 38
Can I just talk about the Olympics?
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 39
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 40
If you believe that cars cause global warming, get a Range Rover and it will warm it up.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 41
That's lovely. Watch out for the rubber tyres. The rubber tyres.- Yes, missed those. Come on, Boris.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 42
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 43
What I thought I'd do is break the road test down into segments. Hopefully, cover all the bases.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 44
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 45
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 46
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 47
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 48
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 49
I got out of the shopping centre and the 'Vette didn't.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 50

Or scroll and see one by one:

Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 2 #2 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 3 #3 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 4
The biggest problem by a country mile is the big round thing in front of me.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 5
Yes. You know Jeremy's wife's got one of these? Ah... Very fond of it, big fan.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 6
I should add, since I drove the car, Veritas have given it
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 7
Now we must find out if the Caterham can do any better.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 8
Quite a heck of a lot faster, because it's up here!
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 9
Every year, they do a survey in which they ask the whole world
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 10
Yeah, no... That's just a noise.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 11 #11 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 12 #12 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 13 #13 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 14
What's it like on the top of Everest? It's all right.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 15
work it out. It's...
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 16
Really, I genuinely congratulate you for your bravery.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 17
They replaced the excellent disc brakes with drums, which were worse.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 18 #18 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 19
The Cortina was a whole pound more expensive.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 20
Elitist! The coils, James, are from a Bulgarian's biro.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 21
..the Zzzgggz 968.
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 22 #22 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 23
Well, Mr Scargill, a quick canter through some other Eastern Bloc cars will prove you wrong.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 24
We dropped it from a 23-storey tower block.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 25
Still, having it here enables us to answer an important question.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 26
Russian communism is better than British communism.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 27 #27 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 28
It does work well as a brazier.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 29
That's what it feels like. That's unbelievable.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 30 #30 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 31
Argh!
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 32
These three cars - Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 33
What you find is that people are far from loving - shout all sorts of hostile things. Who shouts
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 34 #34 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 35
You cycle, have you not been attacked by a bus driver?
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 36
But they need to look in their mirrors. Let's move it on.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 37
"The essence of it is, in my view, not to change up until you hit about 6,000rpm."
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 38
Can I just talk about the Olympics?
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 39 #39 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 40
If you believe that cars cause global warming, get a Range Rover and it will warm it up.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 41
That's lovely. Watch out for the rubber tyres. The rubber tyres.- Yes, missed those. Come on, Boris.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 42 #42 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 43
What I thought I'd do is break the road test down into segments. Hopefully, cover all the bases.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 44 #44 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 45 #45 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 46 #46 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 47 #47 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 48 #48 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 49
I got out of the shopping centre and the 'Vette didn't.
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 6 (S12E06) - 50 #50