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Season 20  "World's Best Taxi"  20x2

Aired 6 years ago - Jul 07, 2013

Jeremy Clarkson tests the sensational 730 horsepower Ferrari F12 in the wide open spaces of Scotland, Richard Hammond harnesses the power of motorsport to find the world's best taxi, and James May pays tribute to BBC Television Centre using a motorcyclist and a pair of parkour runners. Meanwhile, the extraordinary BAC Mono is put to the test on the track and movie director Ron Howard is the star in the brand new Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 1
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I don't want to go into too many details, but let me put it this way.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 3
The brakes, they're good. Gearbox is fantastic.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 4
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 5
And it's not just the detailing that's beautiful, either.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 6
And beautifully made. It's a piece of jewellery.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 7
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1.14.3.
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the back of it as I'm riding along.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 10
Now, who saw the British Grand Prix last weekend?
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 11
a level playing field to make it a drivers' championship. And it isn't.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 12
I'd fit my Formula One car with time travel. Think about it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 13
"Can I park here? Can I park there? Where can I go?"
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- It's now £2.3 million. - What? - Yeah. - For a second-hand car?
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 15
as the Ferrari the Ferrari, and it has four-wheel-drive.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 16
And Britain's contribution to this effort needs no introduction.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 17
Put this combination of man and machine together,
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 18
That means a race, and the venue for our global showdown
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 19
4.6 litre V8 and in its day, good for 130.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 20
So if you think we've included a powerful rear-wheel drive
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 21
And in the black cab, me.
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'for the drivers to avoid body contact.
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I'd say more than back in, I am leading it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 24
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 25
Oh! Bad luck.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 27
How are you? He's here!
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 28
And yet, it's neither of those things.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 29
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and when he saw this he began to realise what other
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 31
everyone over 40 that is, thinking that is a familiar face,
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 32
Eventually doing my first movie, which was a car movie,
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 33
And... - Yeah, Volvo doesn't work.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 34
Look at that mighty machine leaping off the line.
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And then on into Gambon and look at that grip. That's bloody good.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 36
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So today we'll be racing these two. Of which there are three.
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leg of the question mark just approaching the curvy bit.
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Oh.
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You don't have to use all of it all the time.
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to allow cooling air to pass on to the discs.
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This isn't. This is light and nimble and sharp.
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and then immediately you think, "No, actually. Too scary."

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Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 2
I don't want to go into too many details, but let me put it this way.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 3
The brakes, they're good. Gearbox is fantastic.
#3
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And it's not just the detailing that's beautiful, either.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 6
And beautifully made. It's a piece of jewellery.
#6
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1.14.3.
#8
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the back of it as I'm riding along.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 10
Now, who saw the British Grand Prix last weekend?
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 11
a level playing field to make it a drivers' championship. And it isn't.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 12
I'd fit my Formula One car with time travel. Think about it.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 13
"Can I park here? Can I park there? Where can I go?"
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 14
- It's now £2.3 million. - What? - Yeah. - For a second-hand car?
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 15
as the Ferrari the Ferrari, and it has four-wheel-drive.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 16
And Britain's contribution to this effort needs no introduction.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 17
Put this combination of man and machine together,
#17
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That means a race, and the venue for our global showdown
#18
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4.6 litre V8 and in its day, good for 130.
#19
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So if you think we've included a powerful rear-wheel drive
#20
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And in the black cab, me.
#21
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'for the drivers to avoid body contact.
#22
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I'd say more than back in, I am leading it.
#23
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Oh! Bad luck.
#25
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How are you? He's here!
#27
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And yet, it's neither of those things.
#28
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and when he saw this he began to realise what other
#30
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everyone over 40 that is, thinking that is a familiar face,
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 32
Eventually doing my first movie, which was a car movie,
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 2 (S20E02) - 33
And... - Yeah, Volvo doesn't work.
#33
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Look at that mighty machine leaping off the line.
#34
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And then on into Gambon and look at that grip. That's bloody good.
#35
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So today we'll be racing these two. Of which there are three.
#38
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leg of the question mark just approaching the curvy bit.
#41
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Oh.
#42
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You don't have to use all of it all the time.
#46
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to allow cooling air to pass on to the discs.
#48
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This isn't. This is light and nimble and sharp.
#49
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and then immediately you think, "No, actually. Too scary."
#50