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Season 2  "The Team Doesn't Set a Caravan Land Speed Record"  2x6

Aired 16 years ago - Jun 15, 2003

REVIEWS: Subaru Impreza • Mitsubishi Evo VIII • Vauxhall VX220 Turbo • Peugeot 206 GTI CHALLENGE: Land speed record for caravan towing The Mitsubishi Evo VIII and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type UK are compared, but which will Jeremy prefer? James is given the task of setting a new land speed record for a car towing a caravan. The Peugeot 206GTi and the Vauxhall VX 220 turbo are tested and Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, states his case for the greatest car of all time. Richard drives the Palmer Jaguar at a track day and Richard Whiteley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Sometimes you know, this job is very, VERY good.
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These cars should be called the Mitsubishi Did You Spill My Pint?
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 5
Ooh, I can't give you an answer now.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 6
This is the tweet one, remember. And... Oh dear.
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I have the times here. The Impreza did it in one minute 30.1,
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 8
Whenever I go to a dinner party the person next to me always says, "Please sit somewhere else".
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 9
is to leave civilised roads - and let's be honest, civilised road behaviour - behind.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 10
That takes serious effort. You have ruined it!
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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 12
Ooh! I might have overcooked that.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 14
# You shook me to the core... #
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They're doing a V6 in the S-type, and a four cylinder in the X-type. Which has nothing to do with Ford.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 16
and they cancelled that as they'd spent their money on the diesel.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 17
Look! There's a way to go before it becomes a viable family car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 18
We decided to set the new boy, James, a task.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 19
This is our caravan. It may not be aerodynamically modified in any way.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 20
Our first run, to test things out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 21
One of the strangest things about being over 40
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 22
Educated at Cambridge. Wooh!
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Wooden steering wheel. 1973. Beautiful things.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 24
a priceless collection of arms and armour...
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Whoosh, it was gone. It was nicked? It was nicked.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 26
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 27
It's mini.
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We can play the music while you work this out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 29
Here we go...
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This time the cross winds have built up. The caravan starts to fishtail.
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It's just been bought by somebody quite famous. Do you want to guess?
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It's never overtaken anyone. That's what passengers are for. His dog ate it. She did.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 35
It's funny, it's the way of the cool wall.
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The Kristen Scott Thomas test. Picture her outside her apartment in that. She'll get in. No.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 37
They're holding onto cars so they can save money on buying cars.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 38
are worth a bit less. It's ridiculous.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 39
Vauxhaull have sold 1,000 of these VX220s.
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You'll note the new spoiler on the back and its smart new wheels.
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It has the same simple roof as the Elise, same basic chassis
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I drove an Elise round this track in the last series,
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Lotus has responded to this car with a 190 Elise that we saw earlier in the programme,
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In the first sector this car was level-pegging with the BMW.
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Do you know something - who'd like to see that again?
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These cars should be called the Mitsubishi Did You Spill My Pint?
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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 5
Ooh, I can't give you an answer now.
#5
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This is the tweet one, remember. And... Oh dear.
#6
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I have the times here. The Impreza did it in one minute 30.1,
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 8
Whenever I go to a dinner party the person next to me always says, "Please sit somewhere else".
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 9
is to leave civilised roads - and let's be honest, civilised road behaviour - behind.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 10
That takes serious effort. You have ruined it!
#10
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Ooh! I might have overcooked that.
#12
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# You shook me to the core... #
#14
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They're doing a V6 in the S-type, and a four cylinder in the X-type. Which has nothing to do with Ford.
#15
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and they cancelled that as they'd spent their money on the diesel.
#16
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Look! There's a way to go before it becomes a viable family car.
#17
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We decided to set the new boy, James, a task.
#18
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This is our caravan. It may not be aerodynamically modified in any way.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 20
Our first run, to test things out.
#20
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One of the strangest things about being over 40
#21
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Educated at Cambridge. Wooh!
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 23
Wooden steering wheel. 1973. Beautiful things.
#23
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a priceless collection of arms and armour...
#24
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Whoosh, it was gone. It was nicked? It was nicked.
#25
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It's mini.
#27
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We can play the music while you work this out.
#28
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Here we go...
#29
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This time the cross winds have built up. The caravan starts to fishtail.
#31
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It's just been bought by somebody quite famous. Do you want to guess?
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 34
It's never overtaken anyone. That's what passengers are for. His dog ate it. She did.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 35
It's funny, it's the way of the cool wall.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 36
The Kristen Scott Thomas test. Picture her outside her apartment in that. She'll get in. No.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 37
They're holding onto cars so they can save money on buying cars.
#37
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are worth a bit less. It's ridiculous.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 39
Vauxhaull have sold 1,000 of these VX220s.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 40
You'll note the new spoiler on the back and its smart new wheels.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 41
It has the same simple roof as the Elise, same basic chassis
#41
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I drove an Elise round this track in the last series,
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 45
Lotus has responded to this car with a 190 Elise that we saw earlier in the programme,
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 46
In the first sector this car was level-pegging with the BMW.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 6 (S02E06) - 47
Do you know something - who'd like to see that again?
#47
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