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Season 23  "Episode 5"  23x5

Aired 3 years ago - Jun 26, 2016

This week, Chris Harris is with the new BMW M2, Rory Reid retraces a historic journey against the clock, delivering the Jaguar F-type SVR to the Geneva Motor Show, and Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc head to Dingle to see whether the new Rolls Royce Dawn can out-class its ancestor, a 1976 Cornishe. The Stars going head to head in the Rallycross Car are Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders and Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 1
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Zenos have gone all Lego on us, so if you run out of talent
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and the "Come on, Christopher! Faster, my son."
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 4
fixing it should be easy and it's safe and it's noisy.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 5
To see how fast a Zenos goes around our test track...
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you can always deploy the roof.
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Your umbrella.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 11
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 12
I feel like I need a captain's hat. Maybe a cannon.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 13
on the most beautiful, futuristic grilles imaginable?
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 14
you've got a really tight torso for such a big vehicle, and then...
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 15
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 16
OK, it's turbo charged now, but that does mean 365 horsepower
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 17
Now, admittedly, this kind of attitude
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 18
It makes the same power as the BMW
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 19
Right, then, the Audi RS3.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 20
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 21
- Look at the body language, isn't it perfect? - He just said to me,
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 22
Well, it's not even really a cameo, it's actually quite a main part
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 23
What we really want to know about the Great British Bake Off,
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 24
your first car up against Jennifer's Alfa Romeo Spider.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 25
Up against Jennifer's Alfa Romeo Spider.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 26
Uh, the, the best car I've ever owned
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 27
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 28
There she is, Jennifer Saunders in our mighty Mini Cooper.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 29
Into Gambon, how tidy will this be?
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 30
He's not in the tent any more. He's in our rally cross Mini.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 31
You should see your face! Oh, you lit up there.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 32
Gather round, it's Top Gear story time.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 33
The rest, as they say, is history -- a journey never to be repeated.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 34
series production Jaguar ever created -- the SVR.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 35
I was trying to keep up with a legend.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 36
Yes, entering France, with an entire large country still to cross,
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 37
'The car wasn't the problem -- it was me.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 38
.. being fed into another industrial wood chipper. Ha-ha!
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'Jaguar bosses in Geneva were getting nervous.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 40
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in research and development.
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Yeah, so here's the real issue with the Dawn, though, Matt,
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We let the honest people of Dingle, West Ireland decide for themselves.
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The question -- old Rolls versus new Rolls.
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 45
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See, the thing about a Rolls is you have to wait.
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'and seeing as that would take Chris until sometime next week...'
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It's complex, but it's good. I like it. I'm impressed.
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But that car has a terrible, terrible sounding engine, though.
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but you've got a terrible taste in cars.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 2
Zenos have gone all Lego on us, so if you run out of talent
#2
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and the "Come on, Christopher! Faster, my son."
#3
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fixing it should be easy and it's safe and it's noisy.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 5
To see how fast a Zenos goes around our test track...
#5
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you can always deploy the roof.
#9
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Your umbrella.
#10
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I feel like I need a captain's hat. Maybe a cannon.
#12
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on the most beautiful, futuristic grilles imaginable?
#13
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you've got a really tight torso for such a big vehicle, and then...
#14
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OK, it's turbo charged now, but that does mean 365 horsepower
#16
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Now, admittedly, this kind of attitude
#17
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It makes the same power as the BMW
#18
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Right, then, the Audi RS3.
#19
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- Look at the body language, isn't it perfect? - He just said to me,
#21
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Well, it's not even really a cameo, it's actually quite a main part
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 23
What we really want to know about the Great British Bake Off,
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 24
your first car up against Jennifer's Alfa Romeo Spider.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 25
Up against Jennifer's Alfa Romeo Spider.
#25
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Uh, the, the best car I've ever owned
#26
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There she is, Jennifer Saunders in our mighty Mini Cooper.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 29
Into Gambon, how tidy will this be?
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 30
He's not in the tent any more. He's in our rally cross Mini.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 31
You should see your face! Oh, you lit up there.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 32
Gather round, it's Top Gear story time.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 33
The rest, as they say, is history -- a journey never to be repeated.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 34
series production Jaguar ever created -- the SVR.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 35
I was trying to keep up with a legend.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 36
Yes, entering France, with an entire large country still to cross,
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 37
'The car wasn't the problem -- it was me.'
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 38
.. being fed into another industrial wood chipper. Ha-ha!
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 39
'Jaguar bosses in Geneva were getting nervous.'
#39
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in research and development.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 42
Yeah, so here's the real issue with the Dawn, though, Matt,
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 43
We let the honest people of Dingle, West Ireland decide for themselves.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 44
The question -- old Rolls versus new Rolls.
#44
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See, the thing about a Rolls is you have to wait.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 47
'and seeing as that would take Chris until sometime next week...'
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 48
It's complex, but it's good. I like it. I'm impressed.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 23 Episode 5 (S23E05) - 49
But that car has a terrible, terrible sounding engine, though.
#49
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but you've got a terrible taste in cars.
#50