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Season 21  "M135i vs. GTI"  21x5

Aired 5 years ago - Mar 02, 2014

Richard Hammond is in Abu Dhabi to drive a new hybrid sports car from Porsche, the 918, and test to see if it has what it takes to beat McLaren's hybrid hypercar, the P1. Jeremy Clarkson and James May are tasked with shooting and presenting a safe cycling public information film to an expert panel featuring Olympic gold medal-winning cycling legend Chris Boardman. Finally, Need for Speed and Breaking Bad star, Aaron Paul, is the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.'

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And I have an eight-speed gearbox compared to his paltry six.
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Three...
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'And I decided immediately it was a lot better in every single way.
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Everything is exactly where you would expect it to be. Organised.
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You can feel the whole car being dragged in,
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 7
Listen, from the point where it suddenly snapped sideways for no
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 8
LAUGHTER
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Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 10
Thank you, Hammond. Don't slip. Careful. Here she comes.
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That is a quality product. Isn't it? Isn't it? Oh, yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 13
there was a bit of a problem.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 14
Well, that means you have no use of those oven gloves,
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 15
In the olden days, the government
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'Having come up with a cracking idea,
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No, we have one. No, two.
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'John works hard, which means that he can afford to drive a car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 20
BELL TINKLES
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Well... Is that what it's like?
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 23
but if you keep your eyes open and you are courteous...
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 24
Aargh!
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 25
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 26
Yes, but it isn't true. It is. It isn't.
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So for example, the double mini-roundabout, OK?
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♪ Imagine there's no heaven... ♪
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At one point I was clocked at 73mph.
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I love them. Yes, this is a big noise. Have a seat.
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Like Bullitt and Vanishing Point and Smokey And The Bandit.
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We don't really have crystal meth in this country. That's great.
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But when you became more and more successful,
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 39
With one pilot. And then they had to see how that was, how it turned out.
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I love doing that. It's great. It's fantastic.
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OK, good. So, where do you think you came? I have no idea.
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This is the ã650,000 Porsche 918.
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It can't have done.
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'You don't get either of those on a P1.'
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But, I'm here on this racetrack, so let's go one further.
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As for the P1, McLaren are saying it has gone round in under

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Three...
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'And I decided immediately it was a lot better in every single way.
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Everything is exactly where you would expect it to be. Organised.
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You can feel the whole car being dragged in,
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 7
Listen, from the point where it suddenly snapped sideways for no
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 5 (S21E05) - 8
LAUGHTER
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Thank you, Hammond. Don't slip. Careful. Here she comes.
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That is a quality product. Isn't it? Isn't it? Oh, yeah.
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there was a bit of a problem.
#13
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Well, that means you have no use of those oven gloves,
#14
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In the olden days, the government
#15
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'Having come up with a cracking idea,
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No, we have one. No, two.
#18
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'John works hard, which means that he can afford to drive a car.
#19
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BELL TINKLES
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Well... Is that what it's like?
#22
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but if you keep your eyes open and you are courteous...
#23
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Aargh!
#24
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Yes, but it isn't true. It is. It isn't.
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So for example, the double mini-roundabout, OK?
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♪ Imagine there's no heaven... ♪
#31
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At one point I was clocked at 73mph.
#32
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I love them. Yes, this is a big noise. Have a seat.
#34
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Like Bullitt and Vanishing Point and Smokey And The Bandit.
#35
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We don't really have crystal meth in this country. That's great.
#37
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But when you became more and more successful,
#38
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With one pilot. And then they had to see how that was, how it turned out.
#39
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I love doing that. It's great. It's fantastic.
#40
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OK, good. So, where do you think you came? I have no idea.
#42
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This is the ã650,000 Porsche 918.
#43
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It can't have done.
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'You don't get either of those on a P1.'
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But, I'm here on this racetrack, so let's go one further.
#48
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As for the P1, McLaren are saying it has gone round in under
#50