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Season 18  "Motor Racing for Less than it Costs to Play Golf"  18x7

Aired 7 years ago - Mar 11, 2012

The team sees if you can go motor racing for less than it costs to play golf. Richard takes the new BMW M5 on the Top Gear test track. Rock legend Slash and Lotus F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen are let loose in the reasonably priced cars.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 1
52 more than the V10,
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And it's so much better for it. There's much more of that feedback.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 3
The new M5, then, is not only better than the old one,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 4
an M5 was worth it because it was
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 5
Now, if you take the speed up to 80, your face becomes this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 6
Well, clearly, you weren't concentrating
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 7
Nice.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 8
The only way is Cheshire. There you go.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 9
They care about people in the way in a traffic jam. "Get out of the way! Wake up James May, doesn't matter."
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 10
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 11
Maybe you should try.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 12
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 13
The car is not too bad?
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 14
But you were asleep? Yeah, under the table. I found a nice place.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 15
Anyway, obviously, you came down here to try it. Yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 16
to see a Formula 1 driver cocking up a gear change.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 17
Proper wet, it's probably Jenson Button.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 18
Now, you may remember that a while back, Chris Evans out of Radio 2
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 19
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 20
Avoid standing water. I do this in my Fiat Panda. Yeah, I'm sure.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 21
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 22
Yes, freedom!
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Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 26
Look who's here. How are you?
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 27
Basically, both my parents were hippies, both involved in music.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 28
and for some reason, I saw this in the window.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 29
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 30
It was fantastic. It was a cool-looking little car,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 31
Really? The Vantage is just a little bit smaller and because that engine's so big,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 32
Braking for Chicago and driving round the corner in a brown car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 33
It's always a sign. It's been an interesting day.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 34
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 35
and met up at the Lydden Hill race track in Kent.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 36
but your cars look terrific. Hammond?
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 37
So, for the price of a bag full of golf bats,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 38
I realised I'd spoken too soon. OK, there's 18 of you,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 39
I, meanwhile, was in the modified two-litre class
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 40
I've broken something. Sod it!
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 41
The agile front-drive Citroen was brilliant in the mud.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 42
High-five! Hammond, that was absolutely rostrum or hospital. I loved it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 43
Unbelievably, though, I started to make up places.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 44
Well, the number of people killed last year in rallycross was nought.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 45
I'm second to last.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 46
If you stop and think about the scoring system here,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 47
Right now I could be, I don't know, chatting to my caddy,
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 48
Oh, no, look who's there. It's Richard Hammond, is what it is.
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 49
Come on now!
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Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 2
And it's so much better for it. There's much more of that feedback.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 3
The new M5, then, is not only better than the old one,
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 4
an M5 was worth it because it was
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 5
Now, if you take the speed up to 80, your face becomes this.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 6
Well, clearly, you weren't concentrating
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 7
Nice.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 8
The only way is Cheshire. There you go.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 9
They care about people in the way in a traffic jam. "Get out of the way! Wake up James May, doesn't matter."
#9
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Maybe you should try.
#11
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The car is not too bad?
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 14
But you were asleep? Yeah, under the table. I found a nice place.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 15
Anyway, obviously, you came down here to try it. Yeah.
#15
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to see a Formula 1 driver cocking up a gear change.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 17
Proper wet, it's probably Jenson Button.
#17
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Now, you may remember that a while back, Chris Evans out of Radio 2
#18
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Avoid standing water. I do this in my Fiat Panda. Yeah, I'm sure.
#20
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Yes, freedom!
#22
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Look who's here. How are you?
#26
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Basically, both my parents were hippies, both involved in music.
#27
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and for some reason, I saw this in the window.
#28
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It was fantastic. It was a cool-looking little car,
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 31
Really? The Vantage is just a little bit smaller and because that engine's so big,
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 32
Braking for Chicago and driving round the corner in a brown car.
#32
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It's always a sign. It's been an interesting day.
#33
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and met up at the Lydden Hill race track in Kent.
#35
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but your cars look terrific. Hammond?
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 37
So, for the price of a bag full of golf bats,
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 38
I realised I'd spoken too soon. OK, there's 18 of you,
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 39
I, meanwhile, was in the modified two-litre class
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 40
I've broken something. Sod it!
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 41
The agile front-drive Citroen was brilliant in the mud.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 42
High-five! Hammond, that was absolutely rostrum or hospital. I loved it.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 43
Unbelievably, though, I started to make up places.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 44
Well, the number of people killed last year in rallycross was nought.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 45
I'm second to last.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 46
If you stop and think about the scoring system here,
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 47
Right now I could be, I don't know, chatting to my caddy,
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 18 Episode 7 (S18E07) - 48
Oh, no, look who's there. It's Richard Hammond, is what it is.
#48
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Come on now!
#49
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