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Season 18  "Three Stripped Out Track Cars at Donington"  18x6

Aired 7 years ago - Mar 04, 2012

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hit Donington in three stripped out track cars - the KTM X-Bow, the Morgan Three Wheeler and the Caterham R500. Back at the Top Gear airfield, Jeremy recreates the battle of Britain in an insane aero-engined Bentley and a flame spitting retro BMW. Blur bassist and professional cheese maker Alex James is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 1
You see, if you want a car built purely for fun, you want this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 2
I have got to ask, how much? With taxes and things? Yes. £30,000.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 3
Running? It is not a school sports day. Will you have an egg and spoon?
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 4
Yes, but that is just because you are the fittest.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 5
James went on two.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 6
This is impossible.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 7
A ditch near a bend.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 8
And the time is? 69.419 miles an hour. Is that good? I have no idea.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 9
They're better. Why? They just are. Yes, but why?
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 10
I am not sure, with these tyres, which are so sticky, that this is going to work.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 11
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 12
But if I've got one criticism of this car,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 13
It's just better.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 14
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 15
And he's off. The single rear wheel fighting for grip.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 16
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 17
It's got a 730-horsepower V12.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 18
it has a cut chassis, it's got, you know, stiffened springs,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 19
Ooh, hey, listen. Hammond and I went to Moscow last weekend.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 20
These are real pictures! It's not just cars either.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 21
but I was watching it from a grassy knoll, and...
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 22
You're an idiot. Anyway, that is the end of the news. Now,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 23
to power the Heinkel He 111 bomber.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 24
This is the decompression. Oh, Christ, right!
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 25
that if you even go near the throttle, you get massive wheelspin.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 26
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 27
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 28
'But can it really be faster than the insane Brutus?
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 29
echoing to the sound of an Anglo-German dogfight.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 30
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 31
People are going to notice you following them.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 32
You know that Eagle E-Type Speedster we had on the show last year?
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 33
Stig actually has to look through the steering wheel of that thing.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 34
in 2:02.5.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 35
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 36
Of course you are getting back together because of the Olympics.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 37
Obviously after you'd been a Brownie
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 38
Yeah. I mean, they threw it at me in Japan,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 39
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 40
Yes. Doing world tours, you spend so much of your time in airports.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 41
TV screens? No, not TV screens.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 42
Oh, nuts!
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 43
so we'll never know what happened at the end.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 44
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 45
And what I'm saying to onlookers is, "Driving is my hobby,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 46
Ah. Speed humps, let's... Woo-hoo! Ooh, yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 47
Right. So, they'll have... Let's think about this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 48
The "stop" being the button to start it, is,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 49
and the rain is going up my trouser legs.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 50

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Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 2
I have got to ask, how much? With taxes and things? Yes. £30,000.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 3
Running? It is not a school sports day. Will you have an egg and spoon?
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 4
Yes, but that is just because you are the fittest.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 5
James went on two.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 6
This is impossible.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 7
A ditch near a bend.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 8
And the time is? 69.419 miles an hour. Is that good? I have no idea.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 9
They're better. Why? They just are. Yes, but why?
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 10
I am not sure, with these tyres, which are so sticky, that this is going to work.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 11 #11 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 12
But if I've got one criticism of this car,
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 13
It's just better.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 14 #14 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 15
And he's off. The single rear wheel fighting for grip.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 16 #16 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 17
It's got a 730-horsepower V12.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 18
it has a cut chassis, it's got, you know, stiffened springs,
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 19
Ooh, hey, listen. Hammond and I went to Moscow last weekend.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 20
These are real pictures! It's not just cars either.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 21
but I was watching it from a grassy knoll, and...
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 22
You're an idiot. Anyway, that is the end of the news. Now,
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 23
to power the Heinkel He 111 bomber.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 24
This is the decompression. Oh, Christ, right!
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 25
that if you even go near the throttle, you get massive wheelspin.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 26 #26 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 27 #27 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 28
'But can it really be faster than the insane Brutus?
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 29
echoing to the sound of an Anglo-German dogfight.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 30 #30 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 31
People are going to notice you following them.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 32
You know that Eagle E-Type Speedster we had on the show last year?
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 33
Stig actually has to look through the steering wheel of that thing.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 34
in 2:02.5.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 35 #35 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 36
Of course you are getting back together because of the Olympics.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 37
Obviously after you'd been a Brownie
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 38
Yeah. I mean, they threw it at me in Japan,
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 39 #39 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 40
Yes. Doing world tours, you spend so much of your time in airports.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 41
TV screens? No, not TV screens.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 42
Oh, nuts!
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 43
so we'll never know what happened at the end.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 44 #44 Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 45
And what I'm saying to onlookers is, "Driving is my hobby,
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 46
Ah. Speed humps, let's... Woo-hoo! Ooh, yeah.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 47
Right. So, they'll have... Let's think about this.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 48
The "stop" being the button to start it, is,
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 6 (S18E06) - 49
and the rain is going up my trouser legs.
#49
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