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Season 20  "Hovervan"  20x4

Aired 6 years ago - Jul 21, 2013

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May bring relief to flood-stricken areas of Britain by building a car that can turn into a hovercraft. After a bumpy start, the presenters demonstrate the brilliance of their creation with an eventful journey down the River Avon. Also in this show, Jeremy is on the track in the insane Mercedes SLS Black and the 739 horsepower SLS Electric, while Hollywood star Hugh Jackman is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 1
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and partly it's because it produces 739 horsepowers.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 3
You put it in sport-plus mode and put your foot down.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 4
Three, two, one.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 5
this should have the handling to match the immense grunt.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 6
It feels twitchy and nervous. It feels like a thoroughbred.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 7
And there's more.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 8
So am I.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 9
because he's trying to save juice.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 10
I did it last week and the week before and the week before that,
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 11
They are indeed. I did an experiment to prove my 95mph point this morning
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 12
And a lot of houses are being built on flood plains,
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 13
such as Doncaster or Tewkesbury, because a hovercraft simply
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 14
It's going to have to be quite big, this car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 15
a certain amount of this cushion of air escapes out of the sides...
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 16
'..Richard set to work mounting the two motorcycle engines
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 17
'With the power issues settled, we went to work.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 18
'unnecessarily heavy items had been removed, and our van was ready.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 19
Here at the back, the third engine - that's powering the thrust.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 20
Or we could just call it the hovervan.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 21
Engage thrust mode! Here we go!
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 22
You went in too quickly. It swamped.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 23
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Hugh Jackman!
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 24
I'm like, what kind of country do you live in when everybody reminisces about the summer of '76?
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 25
A really clever way.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 26
Wolverine is literally at the bottom of his life.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 27
..who has no reason to live.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 28
I know exactly what you mean. No, my penis is too small.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 29
he was sitting in the tub like this and he goes...
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 30
Have your kids ever gone through the car-sickness phase?
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 31
Let's play the tape.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 32
Oh, can't believe I'm staying on there.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 33
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 34
Now, in the back
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 35
With overhanging branches, submerged shopping trolleys
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 36
Here we go! 600 horsepower.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 37
Too much! Too much! Oh, things are working. Steer it!
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 38
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 39
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 40
This is a great machine.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 41
'Eventually, we arrived in the centre of Stratford,
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 42
That's amazing. We did a thing! We did a thing!
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 43
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 44
Why don't we just make a sign that says "sorry"?
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 45
Oh, no, we're stopping. What's happened? You've dropped the...
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 46
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 47
I am Mister Sulu, Scotty and Spock all rolled into one here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 48
Right, if you wind, I'll push. Ooohh! Look at this!
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 49
I can't breathe!
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 50
I don't think we'd be able to sell this for much less than

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Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 2
and partly it's because it produces 739 horsepowers.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 3
You put it in sport-plus mode and put your foot down.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 4
Three, two, one.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 5
this should have the handling to match the immense grunt.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 6
It feels twitchy and nervous. It feels like a thoroughbred.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 7
And there's more.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 8
So am I.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 9
because he's trying to save juice.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 10
I did it last week and the week before and the week before that,
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 11
They are indeed. I did an experiment to prove my 95mph point this morning
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 12
And a lot of houses are being built on flood plains,
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 13
such as Doncaster or Tewkesbury, because a hovercraft simply
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 14
It's going to have to be quite big, this car.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 15
a certain amount of this cushion of air escapes out of the sides...
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 16
'..Richard set to work mounting the two motorcycle engines
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 17
'With the power issues settled, we went to work.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 18
'unnecessarily heavy items had been removed, and our van was ready.'
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 19
Here at the back, the third engine - that's powering the thrust.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 20
Or we could just call it the hovervan.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 21
Engage thrust mode! Here we go!
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 22
You went in too quickly. It swamped.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 23
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Hugh Jackman!
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 24
I'm like, what kind of country do you live in when everybody reminisces about the summer of '76?
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 25
A really clever way.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 26
Wolverine is literally at the bottom of his life.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 27
..who has no reason to live.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 28
I know exactly what you mean. No, my penis is too small.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 29
he was sitting in the tub like this and he goes...
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 30
Have your kids ever gone through the car-sickness phase?
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 31
Let's play the tape.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 32
Oh, can't believe I'm staying on there.
#32
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Now, in the back
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 35
With overhanging branches, submerged shopping trolleys
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 36
Here we go! 600 horsepower.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 37
Too much! Too much! Oh, things are working. Steer it!
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 38 #38 Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 39 #39 Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 40
This is a great machine.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 41
'Eventually, we arrived in the centre of Stratford,
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 42
That's amazing. We did a thing! We did a thing!
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 43 #43 Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 44
Why don't we just make a sign that says "sorry"?
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 45
Oh, no, we're stopping. What's happened? You've dropped the...
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 46 #46 Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 47
I am Mister Sulu, Scotty and Spock all rolled into one here.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 48
Right, if you wind, I'll push. Ooohh! Look at this!
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 49
I can't breathe!
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 20 Episode 4 (S20E04) - 50
I don't think we'd be able to sell this for much less than
#50