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Season 14  "Electric Ambitious"  14x2

Aired 9 years ago - Nov 22, 2009

The boys' propensity to be ambitious but rubbish, means the possibility of electrocution looms large this week, as Jeremy, James and Richard attempt to build their own electric car. On the track, the American Corvette ZR1 tries its best to compete with the German Audi R8 V10. Michael Sheen is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 1
That is the basisof everything we're doing. A doddle!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 2
'..I retired to the mood room to seek further design inspiration.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 3
Everything is doable on your kitchen table.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 4
And after some more styling tweaks, - Geoff was ready for the road.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 5
Can you put three people in a G-Wiz? No.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 6
James, James, we aren't allowed to drive down this street. Yes, we are.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 7
'Having annoyed the people the centre of Oxford, we drove on and ended up annoying the people
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 8
Guys, we're going to have to get the electricity from this side of the road.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 9
'On balance, we thought it best to leave Oxford and get back to the Top Gear Technology Centre,
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 10
MUSIC PLAYS SLOWLY: "Heaven Is APlace On Earth" by Belinda Carlisle
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 11
some more electricity(!) James, seriously, why didn't you put more than two batteries in it?
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 12
It is indeed and we start with this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 13
You're from Sheffield? Cos I'm just thinking,
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 14
because it's been six years since that was nicked,
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 15
Cos whenever I drive a really nice, - exciting car I always get
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 16
to come on the stage and admit that - you too have been bestowed
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 17
on which car company has produced the largest number of great cars.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 18
Now, last year I drove an Audi R8, and I thought it was the knees of
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 19
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 20
r!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 21
Flappy-paddle gearbox, £5,000.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 22
You put the sport on in a super-car? You mad, crazy fool, you!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 23
This is the Corvette ZR1, which is extremely fast.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 24
It's much too wide and in the corners, it's a complete mad man.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 25
Oh, no! I'm gone!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 26
I said in that film that the Audi's - trip computer was broken.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 27
Ooh, did you see that? Weirdly, it's the Audi going sideways.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 28
No... But the thing is, I reckon you or I could get the Audi round
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 29
In America people think I'm a Tony Blair look-alike, yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 30
"You must mend your ways. Save up money and buy the disused tin mine in the mountain." So from then on
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 31
Completely besotted. And I always say to her, "What are they about?"
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 32
so I would assume you have some form of hybrid.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 33
I lost ten pounds, but I did used to lose consciousness as well. - I was so faint.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 34
So that's jet-lagged and damp. And there were people shooting bows and arrows.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 35
So here we go, coming up to the first corner... Ooh, I say,
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 36
CHEERING
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 37
There's still 20 minutes of daylight left.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 38
I've also devised a very, very clever way
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 39
nothing would happen.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 40
And it did!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 41
and fired into a concrete block, whilst super slow motion cameras
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 42
OK. Now, let's see the slow motion crash footage.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 43
And there we are, a superb result in the crash test.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 44
We would be up against a Toyota Prius.
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 45
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 46
Oh! Has one of the doors fallen off?
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 47
Using, of course, an independent test driver!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 48
28mph. I'm gonna take this baby up a bit!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 49
is just immense! It's too demanding, we couldn't do that. No. But we know a man who can!
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 50
SIRENS WAIL

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Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 2
'..I retired to the mood room to seek further design inspiration.'
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 3
Everything is doable on your kitchen table.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 4
And after some more styling tweaks, - Geoff was ready for the road.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 5
Can you put three people in a G-Wiz? No.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 6
James, James, we aren't allowed to drive down this street. Yes, we are.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 7
'Having annoyed the people the centre of Oxford, we drove on and ended up annoying the people
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 8
Guys, we're going to have to get the electricity from this side of the road.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 9
'On balance, we thought it best to leave Oxford and get back to the Top Gear Technology Centre,
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 10
MUSIC PLAYS SLOWLY: "Heaven Is APlace On Earth" by Belinda Carlisle
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 11
some more electricity(!) James, seriously, why didn't you put more than two batteries in it?
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 12
It is indeed and we start with this.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 13
You're from Sheffield? Cos I'm just thinking,
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 14
because it's been six years since that was nicked,
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 15
Cos whenever I drive a really nice, - exciting car I always get
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 16
to come on the stage and admit that - you too have been bestowed
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 17
on which car company has produced the largest number of great cars.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 18
Now, last year I drove an Audi R8, and I thought it was the knees of
#18
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r!
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 21
Flappy-paddle gearbox, £5,000.
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 22
You put the sport on in a super-car? You mad, crazy fool, you!
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 23
This is the Corvette ZR1, which is extremely fast.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 24
It's much too wide and in the corners, it's a complete mad man.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 25
Oh, no! I'm gone!
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 26
I said in that film that the Audi's - trip computer was broken.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 27
Ooh, did you see that? Weirdly, it's the Audi going sideways.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 28
No... But the thing is, I reckon you or I could get the Audi round
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 29
In America people think I'm a Tony Blair look-alike, yeah.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 30
"You must mend your ways. Save up money and buy the disused tin mine in the mountain." So from then on
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 31
Completely besotted. And I always say to her, "What are they about?"
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 32
so I would assume you have some form of hybrid.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 33
I lost ten pounds, but I did used to lose consciousness as well. - I was so faint.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 34
So that's jet-lagged and damp. And there were people shooting bows and arrows.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 35
So here we go, coming up to the first corner... Ooh, I say,
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 36
CHEERING
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 37
There's still 20 minutes of daylight left.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 38
I've also devised a very, very clever way
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 39
nothing would happen.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 40
And it did!
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 41
and fired into a concrete block, whilst super slow motion cameras
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 42
OK. Now, let's see the slow motion crash footage.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 43
And there we are, a superb result in the crash test.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 44
We would be up against a Toyota Prius.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 45
Yes! Yes! Yes!
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 46
Oh! Has one of the doors fallen off?
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 47
Using, of course, an independent test driver!
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 48
28mph. I'm gonna take this baby up a bit!
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 49
is just immense! It's too demanding, we couldn't do that. No. But we know a man who can!
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 14 Episode 2 (S14E02) - 50
SIRENS WAIL
#50