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Season 17  "The TG V12 Express"  17x4

Aired 8 years ago - Jul 17, 2011

The presenters manage to finally find a good use for caravans after they try to make train travel cost less, faster and more interesting. Rowan Atkinson is the celebrity behind the wheel of the Reasonably Priced Car this week. Jeremy gets the chance to test drive the Jaguar XKR-S and the updated Nissan GT-R to compare the two cars.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 1
And I'm sorry but red brake callipers on a Jag...
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 2
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 3
It expands and it contracts too much.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 4
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 5
That's faster than almost anything else with a tax disc.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 6
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 7
But you know what the problem is, don't you?
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 8
and that he thinks Harper Seven is a convicted terrorist cell.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 9
Back under control now for Gambon, and drifts it through, and across the line.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 10
which is four times as much. Anyway, we must now do the news.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 11
Can we just say one other thing as well, about launch control?
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 12
Turned the lights off, looked down to see where I was going, and there
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 13
Any Glaswegians here?
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 14
Anyway, it's a normal Punto Abarth, which you buy for £17,000,
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 15
or maybe you could use the big box as a spaceship and then the little one as a dashboard. Come on!
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 16
Yes, you did. It's quite interesting, this, because I have a photograph
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 17
That's annoying.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 18
To find out, I took it to Top Gear's Secret Railway Development Centre
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 19
This was in total £4,750. That is an enormous saving!
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 20
We've solved public transport, literally solved it. Yep!
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 21
Inside, it was beautifully appointed,
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 22
You'll say, "I'll have second class." We'll make more profit. We'll make more money. Exactly.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 23
You did. It's a rear-wheel-drive roadster.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 24
That's why it's called a train. I'm not changing the car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 25
For goodness' sake. Look at this, that is a fat exhaust.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 26
And why, did you find that...? Well, I liked its modesty.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 27
You had an Aston Martin last time we saw you in Johnny English. Yes.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 28
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 29
Which was? Which was an engine.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 30
I'm with you, I'm a huge fan of the Phantom.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 31
Can I just say, it's also the faces. Exactly, that helps.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 32
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 33
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 34
followed by Ross Noble, the northern comedian. I was born in the north.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 35
It is actually remarkable,
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 36
Yeah, and that left Hammond and me with all the coaches,
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 37
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 38
James, that's my job! I'm running this bit of the train.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 39
It's a railway!
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 40
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 41
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 42
Do you think it's safe? No.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 43
Oh, no.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 44
That was an overshoot. RICHARD: 'Stop doing the BLEEP-ing announcements, that's my job!'
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 45
Good for people with one arm.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 46
And now I would show May that speed is right, speed is good.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 47
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 48
Ignore the enormous locomotive behind me.
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 49
80mph.
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It appears my colleagues have a bit of a problem.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 2 #2 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 3
It expands and it contracts too much.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 4 #4 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 5
That's faster than almost anything else with a tax disc.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 6 #6 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 7
But you know what the problem is, don't you?
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 8
and that he thinks Harper Seven is a convicted terrorist cell.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 9
Back under control now for Gambon, and drifts it through, and across the line.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 10
which is four times as much. Anyway, we must now do the news.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 11
Can we just say one other thing as well, about launch control?
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 12
Turned the lights off, looked down to see where I was going, and there
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 13
Any Glaswegians here?
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 14
Anyway, it's a normal Punto Abarth, which you buy for £17,000,
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 15
or maybe you could use the big box as a spaceship and then the little one as a dashboard. Come on!
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 16
Yes, you did. It's quite interesting, this, because I have a photograph
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 17
That's annoying.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 18
To find out, I took it to Top Gear's Secret Railway Development Centre
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 19
This was in total £4,750. That is an enormous saving!
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 20
We've solved public transport, literally solved it. Yep!
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 21
Inside, it was beautifully appointed,
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 22
You'll say, "I'll have second class." We'll make more profit. We'll make more money. Exactly.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 23
You did. It's a rear-wheel-drive roadster.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 24
That's why it's called a train. I'm not changing the car.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 25
For goodness' sake. Look at this, that is a fat exhaust.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 26
And why, did you find that...? Well, I liked its modesty.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 27
You had an Aston Martin last time we saw you in Johnny English. Yes.
#27
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Which was? Which was an engine.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 30
I'm with you, I'm a huge fan of the Phantom.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 31
Can I just say, it's also the faces. Exactly, that helps.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 32 #32 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 33 #33 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 34
followed by Ross Noble, the northern comedian. I was born in the north.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 35
It is actually remarkable,
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 36
Yeah, and that left Hammond and me with all the coaches,
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 37 #37 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 38
James, that's my job! I'm running this bit of the train.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 39
It's a railway!
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 40 #40 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 41 #41 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 42
Do you think it's safe? No.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 43
Oh, no.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 44
That was an overshoot. RICHARD: 'Stop doing the BLEEP-ing announcements, that's my job!'
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 45
Good for people with one arm.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 46
And now I would show May that speed is right, speed is good.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 47 #47 Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 48
Ignore the enormous locomotive behind me.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 17 Episode 4 (S17E04) - 49
80mph.
#49
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It appears my colleagues have a bit of a problem.
#50