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Season 16  "Big Albanian Road Trip"  16x3

Aired 8 years ago - Feb 06, 2011

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Albania to test the super luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Mulsanne and Mercedes S65 AMG. Back on home soil, Jeremy is out on the track in a trio of high-powered hatchbacks, the Ford Focus RS500, the Prodrive Impreza CS400 and the one-off Volvo C30 PPC, whilst Jonathan Ross is the star in the reasonably priced car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 1
We do a car show. Yes, but you can't say car or peach.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 2
one there to tell me it's a 30 kilometre an hour speed limit around here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 3
One man, who owned a cafe, got 18 years in jail for telling a customer he didn't have a spoon.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 4
ã220,000 for this. Oh, God, it's...
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 5
Ha-ha-ha!
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 6
Mercedes. Mercedes. Mercedes.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 7
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 8
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 9
This S Class has a new system on board.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 10
What are you going to do with a submarine, Jeremy?
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 11
Come on, James, the police could be on their way.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 12
And even though he did fit in the Bentley, there was still a problem.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 13
on cross-border crime, and as a formality the Greek police did a check on his car and it was nicked.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 14
They say that hair transmits neurological information. Yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 15
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 16
Yet she's still just known for having a Reliant Scimitar. It must be annoying.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 17
bit of dual carriageway, bit of city driving, and it averaged 38mpg.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 18
YOU are exactly the reason why I want a camera on my helmet when I cycle.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 19
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 20
There have been similar modifications elsewhere - new wheels, tyres,
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 21
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 22
It's the Ford Focus RS500, and let's not mess about...
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 23
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 24
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 25
So, what is it, then, this deafening, electric-blue streak from the frozen North?
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 26
It has, I'm delighted to say on a day like today, four-wheel-drive,
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 27
This car is epic, but there is one quite large problem with it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 28
Some say he once tore a goat in half
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 29
This one is a gum disease with a spoiler on it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 30
Very well. How are you? I'm good. Have a seat.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 31
You are paid to do certain things and feel you should push things in a certain way and put it out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 32
Lovely. We might upset beards and beardmen.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 33
At least my hearing's still working! What's wrong with you?!
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 34
It is quite stupid.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 35
So you can get in fourth gear in reverse. You can.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 36
If you do have a problem, write to us, at Jonathan Ross, ITV.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 37
Right. Ooh, I say we're determined.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 38
He wouldn't tell you to go off on the grass. You are lost again.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 39
we also have another little bi of footage to demonstrate that you're not really a car man.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 40
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 41
I assume it is.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 42
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 43
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 44
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 45
to open this much, or a little bit wider, assuming there's room, obviously.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 46
'Or would he prefer one of the others? We realised we didn't know.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 47
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 48
'Meanwhile, in the Mulsanne... '
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 49
'In a Bentley, it's VERY stressy. '
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Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 2
one there to tell me it's a 30 kilometre an hour speed limit around here.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 3
One man, who owned a cafe, got 18 years in jail for telling a customer he didn't have a spoon.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 4
ã220,000 for this. Oh, God, it's...
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 5
Ha-ha-ha!
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 6
Mercedes. Mercedes. Mercedes.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 7 #7 Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 8 #8 Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 9
This S Class has a new system on board.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 10
What are you going to do with a submarine, Jeremy?
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 11
Come on, James, the police could be on their way.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 12
And even though he did fit in the Bentley, there was still a problem.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 13
on cross-border crime, and as a formality the Greek police did a check on his car and it was nicked.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 14
They say that hair transmits neurological information. Yeah.
#14
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Yet she's still just known for having a Reliant Scimitar. It must be annoying.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 17
bit of dual carriageway, bit of city driving, and it averaged 38mpg.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 18
YOU are exactly the reason why I want a camera on my helmet when I cycle.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 19 #19 Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 20
There have been similar modifications elsewhere - new wheels, tyres,
#20
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It's the Ford Focus RS500, and let's not mess about...
#22
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So, what is it, then, this deafening, electric-blue streak from the frozen North?
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 26
It has, I'm delighted to say on a day like today, four-wheel-drive,
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 27
This car is epic, but there is one quite large problem with it.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 28
Some say he once tore a goat in half
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 29
This one is a gum disease with a spoiler on it.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 30
Very well. How are you? I'm good. Have a seat.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 31
You are paid to do certain things and feel you should push things in a certain way and put it out.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 32
Lovely. We might upset beards and beardmen.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 33
At least my hearing's still working! What's wrong with you?!
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 34
It is quite stupid.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 35
So you can get in fourth gear in reverse. You can.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 36
If you do have a problem, write to us, at Jonathan Ross, ITV.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 37
Right. Ooh, I say we're determined.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 38
He wouldn't tell you to go off on the grass. You are lost again.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 39
we also have another little bi of footage to demonstrate that you're not really a car man.
#39
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I assume it is.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 42 #42 Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 43 #43 Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 44 #44 Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 45
to open this much, or a little bit wider, assuming there's room, obviously.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 46
'Or would he prefer one of the others? We realised we didn't know.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 47 #47 Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 48
'Meanwhile, in the Mulsanne... '
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 3 (S16E03) - 49
'In a Bentley, it's VERY stressy. '
#49
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