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Season 2  "Richard Flattens a Portakabin"  2x7

Aired 16 years ago - Jun 22, 2003

REVIEWS: Koenigsegg CC8S • Renault Megane • Hummer H1 • Hummer H2 CHALLENGE: Crash testing the Megane with a real driver The 655bhp Koenigsegg records the fastest straight-line speed on the Top Gear track, but can it set the fastest lap time? A Renault Mégane is crash-tested and there’s the first look at the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. While Jeremy drives the Hummer H2, Richard drives the Talon Riot Control Vehicle… through a Portacabin. Stuart Hall extols the virtues of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and Neil Morrissey is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 1
at 112 kilometres an hour.
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So, welcome, everyone, to the fastest car we've ever tested here.
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It really is absolutely brutal!
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If it's a lovely summer's night and you want it set up to go to the pub
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 5
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It's the follow through - that's very fast!
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How are you doing?
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Oh, that's how, yeah, you're right. CC. There's no space for the time.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 9
Hey! How are you? How are you?
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 10
There's perfectly good reasons. I understand why you don't like them.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 11
As they drive past your house at 90mph and you're clipping your hedge, they go past going, "Sad BLEEP".
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And going, "A bitter lemon, please, cos I'm riding my Honda SBR. " Yeah.
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What do they call them in hospital? Donors? Yeah. Absolutely.
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I like to go to race days. Track days?
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Do you think you can beat the chef duo? I'd like to.
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APPLAUSE
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That's the most exciting bit for me, finding out. It's a good one.
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out of sight. Mothers'll be fishing kids out of cubby holes for years!
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 20
That's like jumping off a very high wall with an adult on your back.
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Now, normally, at this point, we'd just show you the crash test.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 22
This has never been done before on a car programme.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 23
About the speed... About the speed of a general mum going to the shops.
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You'd better do that. I'll do this alone. It's one of those calls!
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It's been bent out of shape here, which means the cabin has been deformed and that's where you'd be.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 26
There are bars running along the door. All the energy goes from the front, the crash, around you.
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That's basically a Rover 75. I've got it. I've got it.
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Unless it's after 2001, it is a two-star car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 29
Whoops! How does that make you feel,
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 30
It's got a 4.3L V8 engine, rear-wheel drive,
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 31
Before we get carried away, I've spotted a few drawbacks.
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double that of any other off-road car.
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If someone runs into you - you're never going to know.
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Can you guess what they are?
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Try this anywhere else, I'd have had my head kicked in by now.
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It's available here with left-hand drive for £60,000.
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Unbelievably, it's worse on the road.
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It's a Roman orgy, a Hawaiian barbecue, a Viennese waltz
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If you concentrate REALLY hard, you can justify this thing.
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Every journey is an event. I want to go into town. I'll save up and come back.
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Now that is what I call a control panel -
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Well, if things get really nasty, I can always just head-butt stuff.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 2
So, welcome, everyone, to the fastest car we've ever tested here.
#2
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It really is absolutely brutal!
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 4
If it's a lovely summer's night and you want it set up to go to the pub
#4
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It's the follow through - that's very fast!
#6
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How are you doing?
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 8
Oh, that's how, yeah, you're right. CC. There's no space for the time.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 9
Hey! How are you? How are you?
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 10
There's perfectly good reasons. I understand why you don't like them.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 11
As they drive past your house at 90mph and you're clipping your hedge, they go past going, "Sad BLEEP".
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 12
And going, "A bitter lemon, please, cos I'm riding my Honda SBR. " Yeah.
#12
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What do they call them in hospital? Donors? Yeah. Absolutely.
#13
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I like to go to race days. Track days?
#14
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Do you think you can beat the chef duo? I'd like to.
#15
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APPLAUSE
#16
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That's the most exciting bit for me, finding out. It's a good one.
#17
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out of sight. Mothers'll be fishing kids out of cubby holes for years!
#19
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That's like jumping off a very high wall with an adult on your back.
#20
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Now, normally, at this point, we'd just show you the crash test.
#21
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This has never been done before on a car programme.
#22
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About the speed... About the speed of a general mum going to the shops.
#23
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You'd better do that. I'll do this alone. It's one of those calls!
#24
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It's been bent out of shape here, which means the cabin has been deformed and that's where you'd be.
#25
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There are bars running along the door. All the energy goes from the front, the crash, around you.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 27
That's basically a Rover 75. I've got it. I've got it.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 28
Unless it's after 2001, it is a two-star car.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 29
Whoops! How does that make you feel,
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 30
It's got a 4.3L V8 engine, rear-wheel drive,
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 31
Before we get carried away, I've spotted a few drawbacks.
#31
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double that of any other off-road car.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 33
If someone runs into you - you're never going to know.
#33
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Can you guess what they are?
#34
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Try this anywhere else, I'd have had my head kicked in by now.
#35
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It's available here with left-hand drive for £60,000.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 37
Unbelievably, it's worse on the road.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 38
It's a Roman orgy, a Hawaiian barbecue, a Viennese waltz
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 39
If you concentrate REALLY hard, you can justify this thing.
#39
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Every journey is an event. I want to go into town. I'll save up and come back.
#40
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Now that is what I call a control panel -
#42
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Well, if things get really nasty, I can always just head-butt stuff.
#43
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