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Season 13  "Volkswagen Advertisement"  13x7

Aired 10 years ago - Aug 02, 2009

Jeremy and James attempt to create an advertisement for Volkswagen without falling out with each other. Richard tries to pursuade people that the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst is an alternative to German sports saloons. Jay Leno is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 1
It's an Outback choir, you've got the tenor of the supercharger,
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 2
Presumably from oversteer, to, "Oh, dear, we've just crashed!"
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 3
well, I've been on the go some time and it hasn't happened yet.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 4
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 5
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 6
Is that your idea of consumer advice? Yes.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 7
And the Bathurst is just a supercharged portable drift machine.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 8
for anyone whose business is selling pegs and heather.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 9
They can't win anything, even an egg-and-spoon race.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 10
that over here in England people might start picking up those little electric gee-whizzes,
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 11
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 12
Does that mean that if he gets better - and, God, we're all praying he does -
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 13
Nissan Micras? You might be right, yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 14
I believe this to be a Chrysler Neon.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 15
You say that. I think I'd actually direct quite a good porn film.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 16
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 17
At the heart of all good Volkswagen advertising, there is always a product truth.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 18
Just the fit and finish of everything in here is superb. Yes.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 19
The bottom line is this - this particular Scirocco is a good car, ruined.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 20
Not VW Scirocco less interesting.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 21
"Especially if you talk sense."
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 22
So, it's faster than you might think.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 23
Yeah, that happens a lot.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 24
James then decided we needed a jingle.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 25
It's pretty fast.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 26
Happily, we had an idea which would save the day.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 27
The rest of the ads didn't go down that well, either.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 28
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 29
A funeral! Job one, get ourselves a black Scirocco.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 30
OK, madam, this is where we'd like you to cry.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 31
Get the wheels straight.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 32
So...
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 33
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 34
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 35
Now, this is a brilliant car, there's no denying it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 36
I want the ladies and gentlemen to see this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 37
slept with somebody called Muriel who's married to Frank, who has one of these.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 38
No, he drinks lager, what's wrong with that? He drinks Stella. It's just lager.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 39
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 40
What can I say about my guest tonight? As the star of Rain Man, Top Gun, Days Of Thunder,
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 41
Right. Which makes you... No, it's the other way round, isn't it? Yeah, but I'm somewhat dyslexic, so that's
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 42
We're never more than 60 miles from the Queen here, are we? We're 60 miles from the Queen.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 43
OK. And they go, I've got a Honda Accord, and my wife's got a Toyota Prius, OK?
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 44
Thank you!
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 45
All right, so, we're driving along. Guy goes, "Go up here in the hills, there's no traffic."
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 46
We don't get that at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed. A couple of gang members...
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 47
Helen Mirren, where is she?
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 48
Not bad. Yeah. Oh, that's quick!
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 49
There we go, Jay Leno, everybody!
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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 2
Presumably from oversteer, to, "Oh, dear, we've just crashed!"
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 3
well, I've been on the go some time and it hasn't happened yet.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 4 #4 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 5 #5 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 6
Is that your idea of consumer advice? Yes.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 7
And the Bathurst is just a supercharged portable drift machine.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 8
for anyone whose business is selling pegs and heather.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 9
They can't win anything, even an egg-and-spoon race.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 10
that over here in England people might start picking up those little electric gee-whizzes,
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 11 #11 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 12
Does that mean that if he gets better - and, God, we're all praying he does -
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 13
Nissan Micras? You might be right, yeah.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 14
I believe this to be a Chrysler Neon.
#14
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You say that. I think I'd actually direct quite a good porn film.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 16 #16 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 17
At the heart of all good Volkswagen advertising, there is always a product truth.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 18
Just the fit and finish of everything in here is superb. Yes.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 19
The bottom line is this - this particular Scirocco is a good car, ruined.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 20
Not VW Scirocco less interesting.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 21
"Especially if you talk sense."
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 22
So, it's faster than you might think.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 23
Yeah, that happens a lot.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 24
James then decided we needed a jingle.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 25
It's pretty fast.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 26
Happily, we had an idea which would save the day.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 27
The rest of the ads didn't go down that well, either.
#27
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A funeral! Job one, get ourselves a black Scirocco.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 30
OK, madam, this is where we'd like you to cry.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 31
Get the wheels straight.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 32
So...
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 33 #33 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 34 #34 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 35
Now, this is a brilliant car, there's no denying it.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 36
I want the ladies and gentlemen to see this.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 37
slept with somebody called Muriel who's married to Frank, who has one of these.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 38
No, he drinks lager, what's wrong with that? He drinks Stella. It's just lager.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 39 #39 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 40
What can I say about my guest tonight? As the star of Rain Man, Top Gun, Days Of Thunder,
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 41
Right. Which makes you... No, it's the other way round, isn't it? Yeah, but I'm somewhat dyslexic, so that's
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 42
We're never more than 60 miles from the Queen here, are we? We're 60 miles from the Queen.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 43
OK. And they go, I've got a Honda Accord, and my wife's got a Toyota Prius, OK?
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 44
Thank you!
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 45
All right, so, we're driving along. Guy goes, "Go up here in the hills, there's no traffic."
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 46
We don't get that at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed. A couple of gang members...
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 47
Helen Mirren, where is she?
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 48
Not bad. Yeah. Oh, that's quick!
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 7 (S13E07) - 49
There we go, Jay Leno, everybody!
#49
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