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Season 13  "Race Against a Stamp"  13x4

Aired 10 years ago - Jul 12, 2009

Jeremy is on the run from the British Army, who undoubtedly want to shoot him with an array of ordnance. James and Richard race the Porsche Panamera against the Royal Mail, to see which can travel the length of Britain most quickly. Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Usain Bolt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 1
You can actually feel the whole system working through the wheel. It's odd.
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with the most amount of practicality for the least amount of money,
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Yes, go on. How many horse powers do have in your Renault?
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 4
No, that's... Oh, God, I'm sitting on it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 5
That's not thin. It's lightweight, that's the point.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 6
I don't want any of this on my sports car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 7
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 8
Craftsmanship. That's good, that's good.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 9
Is that music coming from your Renault? No.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 10
Oh God, I've forgotten.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 11
I bet they wouldn't have called it after him if he'd been named Ken Shufflebottom.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 12
I know, but have you seen this? That's a burning Gallardo!
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 13
It's for you. Oh, it's a Zonda.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 14
You would feel that. That could actually quite literally make you sick, decelerating at that rate.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 16
since it's taken them 61 years to get around to making it.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 18
830 miles, Go, go, go.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 19
There are five dials on the dash.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 20
bumbling around the sorting office and pressed home our advantage.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 21
Dinner gave me indigestion as did the news from the computer.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 22
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 23
The letter is at East Midlands airport.
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2,735,000.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 25
I'm going to do some more time and distance calculations.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 26
Time to see if this thing drove like a Porsche.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 27
However, because it's so fast, it did put us back in the game.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 28
If by some fluke, we beat the letter to Zanzibar cottage our conclusion
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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 30
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 31
N-n-no, it hasn't, and it never will, James, it never will.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 32
It's going to be Usain Bolt for Jamaica. That is superb!
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 33
How did you know? How did you know you were so far in the lead you can afford to go...?
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 34
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 35
But nor are you!
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 36
So I got nuggets!
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when I came out, I was barefoot, and I got sticked by prickles, actually.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 38
'Hammerhead - obviously, you've got to concentrate here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 39
Usain Bolt, you did it...
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 40
We'd love to have you back. Ladies and gentlemen, Usain Bolt!
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 41
'and fitted variable boost control to the engine.'
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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 43
'the American special forces, it has a 5.9 litre diesel engine.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 44
Full 360-degree traverse. Accurate to at least 1,000 metres.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 45
I've just found a packet of these in the centre console!
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 46
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 47
So he won't be expecting this.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 50
And the judge who banged him up said his car had to be destroyed, OK?

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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 2
with the most amount of practicality for the least amount of money,
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 3
Yes, go on. How many horse powers do have in your Renault?
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 4
No, that's... Oh, God, I'm sitting on it.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 5
That's not thin. It's lightweight, that's the point.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 6
I don't want any of this on my sports car.
#6
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Craftsmanship. That's good, that's good.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 9
Is that music coming from your Renault? No.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 10
Oh God, I've forgotten.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 11
I bet they wouldn't have called it after him if he'd been named Ken Shufflebottom.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 12
I know, but have you seen this? That's a burning Gallardo!
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 13
It's for you. Oh, it's a Zonda.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 14
You would feel that. That could actually quite literally make you sick, decelerating at that rate.
#14
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since it's taken them 61 years to get around to making it.
#16
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830 miles, Go, go, go.
#18
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There are five dials on the dash.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 20
bumbling around the sorting office and pressed home our advantage.
#20
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Dinner gave me indigestion as did the news from the computer.
#21
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The letter is at East Midlands airport.
#23
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2,735,000.
#24
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I'm going to do some more time and distance calculations.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 26
Time to see if this thing drove like a Porsche.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 27
However, because it's so fast, it did put us back in the game.
#27
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If by some fluke, we beat the letter to Zanzibar cottage our conclusion
#28
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N-n-no, it hasn't, and it never will, James, it never will.
#31
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It's going to be Usain Bolt for Jamaica. That is superb!
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 33
How did you know? How did you know you were so far in the lead you can afford to go...?
#33
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But nor are you!
#35
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So I got nuggets!
#36
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when I came out, I was barefoot, and I got sticked by prickles, actually.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 38
'Hammerhead - obviously, you've got to concentrate here.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 39
Usain Bolt, you did it...
#39
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We'd love to have you back. Ladies and gentlemen, Usain Bolt!
#40
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'and fitted variable boost control to the engine.'
#41
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'the American special forces, it has a 5.9 litre diesel engine.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 44
Full 360-degree traverse. Accurate to at least 1,000 metres.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 4 (S13E04) - 45
I've just found a packet of these in the centre console!
#45
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So he won't be expecting this.
#47
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And the judge who banged him up said his car had to be destroyed, OK?
#50