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Season 16  "Yeti Road Test"  16x1

Aired 8 years ago - Jan 23, 2011

The Ariel Atom, with a V8 engine, 900 bhp per tonne and a 0 - 60mph time under 2.3 seconds, is driven on the track by... James. Will it reach 60mph? Richard plays with a Porsche - again. This time, the new 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, which he races against a VW Beetle. A race with a Top Gear twist... Jeremy drives a practical car that you can afford - the Skoda Yeti. And puts it through some rather unusual tests. John Bishop is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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'And now we'd find out exactly where "here" was. '
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Good news. What? There is a back-up car on this journey,
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Well, I wouldn't have been able to do it without those meddling kids.
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creep in about one mile an hour, checking the apex,
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Shut up. Only a little bit, but... Shut up.
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'Baghdad was to the south
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or blown up or beheaded on the internet.
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But this is a glorious little car.
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I can honestly say I don't think I've ever been anywhere more beautiful.
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So we trundled onwards and soon we arrived at the scary Turkish border.
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You idiots.
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♪ We three kings of Orient are
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The next morning, we discovered this wasn't the best day
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Hammond's day was very miserable.
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"The alarm will sound if you don't back away. "
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Well, we've got two passports.
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Are you proposing we sneak through Syria? Sneak across it.
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because I need to see out, and open the bonnet at some point probably,
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Nobody will find us down here.
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'and the radiator itself was now hanging by a thread. '
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I don't think the desert's doing your Afrika Korps car any good at all.
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Just pull him at a slight angle, we'll tip him on to his wheels better.
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and then in the middle of nowhere, we came across something amazing.
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You're a big cock.
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'This time, though, the problem was more serious. '
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It's amazing to arrive at such a place and just blend in.
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I've finally seen a present for Jeremy.
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I had a bit of problem with myrrh. Nobody, nobody knows what it is.
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and into Jordan, a country famous for not having Bethlehem in it.
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This was a place of entertainment, wasn't it, surely?
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Why? Do you want to step out? Here, allow me.
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Yes! We're on the way to Bethlehem.
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Come on, car, just go!
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".. we still had enough food left over to fill 12 baskets. "
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we pulled over in a car park on the Mount of Olives
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Good news. What? There is a back-up car on this journey,
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Well, I wouldn't have been able to do it without those meddling kids.
#9
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creep in about one mile an hour, checking the apex,
#11
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Shut up. Only a little bit, but... Shut up.
#12
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'Baghdad was to the south
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or blown up or beheaded on the internet.
#15
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But this is a glorious little car.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 1 (S16E01) - 17
I can honestly say I don't think I've ever been anywhere more beautiful.
#17
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So we trundled onwards and soon we arrived at the scary Turkish border.
#18
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You idiots.
#19
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♪ We three kings of Orient are
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The next morning, we discovered this wasn't the best day
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Hammond's day was very miserable.
#24
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"The alarm will sound if you don't back away. "
#25
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Well, we've got two passports.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 1 (S16E01) - 27
Are you proposing we sneak through Syria? Sneak across it.
#27
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because I need to see out, and open the bonnet at some point probably,
#28
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Nobody will find us down here.
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'and the radiator itself was now hanging by a thread. '
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I don't think the desert's doing your Afrika Korps car any good at all.
#34
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Just pull him at a slight angle, we'll tip him on to his wheels better.
#35
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and then in the middle of nowhere, we came across something amazing.
#36
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You're a big cock.
#37
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'This time, though, the problem was more serious. '
#38
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It's amazing to arrive at such a place and just blend in.
#39
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I've finally seen a present for Jeremy.
#40
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I had a bit of problem with myrrh. Nobody, nobody knows what it is.
#41
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and into Jordan, a country famous for not having Bethlehem in it.
#42
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This was a place of entertainment, wasn't it, surely?
#43
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Why? Do you want to step out? Here, allow me.
#44
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Yes! We're on the way to Bethlehem.
#45
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Come on, car, just go!
#46
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".. we still had enough food left over to fill 12 baskets. "
#47
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we pulled over in a car park on the Mount of Olives
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