Aired 4 years ago - Apr 01, 2018
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid test drive the latest SUVs through the medium of horse trialling, and are joined in the studio by Jason Manford. Plus, Chris takes an explosive drive in the new Alpine A110. Last in the series.
Aired 4 years ago - Mar 25, 2018
Matt LeBlanc test drives the aptly named Ferrari 812 Superfast, while he and Chris Harris come up with a plan to speed up Britain's roads and farming. Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) drops in to the studio, while Rory Reid takes a trip to the US in search of a muscle car that is illegal to drive in Europe.
Aired 4 years ago - Mar 18, 2018
Matt LeBlanc tests the world's fastest-accelerating car, with a little help from NASA. Chris Harris pens a heartfelt love letter to the Citroen 2CV, while Rory Reid samples some exciting cars from South Korea. Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne are the studio guests.
Aired 4 years ago - Mar 11, 2018
There is a Japanese flavour to this week's show, as Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a big road trip across Honshu, while Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer. Out on track, Chris compares the Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC500.
Look at this stick down here with a
perfect Type R aluminium gear knob,
And then, of course,
there's the way it looks.
Oh, he's running wide, he's running
wide! This is my chance, my chance!
OK, now, earlier today we put both
cars around our test track in the
Problem is, the ones that made it to
the UK have been mostly crashed or
here you won't see anywhere else
on the planet, man.
and two, why take the subway? This
is a car show, not a train show.
Excuse me, do you speak English?
Oh, man, there's just
so much great stuff,
Oh, Supra! Now, that... That might
be right in my price range.
I want it. Come on! There we go,
there we go.
Only Japan shouldn't have made this
Am I crazy about the body?
Second of all, pop-up headlights.
Now that's the kind of technology
you really only find on your latest
- I guess so.
- I have wanted to come here all my life.
Feel that smooth, rotary power,
My Japanese is very weak.
Oh, crikey. So we're actually quite
close to, erm...
but until you come here and just see
the way people have abandoned
unusual side of
Japanese car culture.
It was introduced in 1949 as an
affordable post-war alternative to
A small corner of automotive
we end up with these.
Oh, my lord!
This is the same thing.
no, demands - a proper road.
It was just the most incredible
to try and turn a profit.
To compete, we'd need to do it in
lashing our cars together had turned
us into a rolling road block.
So, what race is this?
- She ate 700 bowls.
- 700 bowls?
But they're a dime a dozen.
I should be able to get there
It is the perfect weapon in which
to beat Matt LeBlanc.
Aired 4 years ago - Mar 04, 2018
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris head into the Californian woods to test off-road toys and hunt for Big Foot. Rory Reid invents the sport of reverse camera racing, while Chris tests the new McLaren 720S. Lee Mack is this week's studio guest.
One of Europe's finest racetracks.
So, same conditions for both cars,
The 720 did it in a 1:55.20.
is so much better
than your last one.
Listen, this film raises a couple of
so we're going to invite it back
later in the year,
Six tonnes and 28ft
of go-anywhere vehicle,
- What a vehicle. - Is it nice, or what?
your own throat before the bear gets
and we're going to test these
off-road toys in the process
Has to be. Where else would
the footprint come from?
- What? - But just because it's a large
area doesn't mean that that could
Now, this is absolute rubbish!
left brake brakes the left wheels.
- That's pretty cool.
- That's impressive.
but we're looking for him
right where he's going to be.
I think one wheel up, one wheel off.
I've had enough of this.
This is just ridiculous.
Yeah, they're supposed to be great,
and they're pure electric,
I love it.
It's got all kinds of nuts.
Where is he?
- Over here. - What the frick
are you doing with my hand?
that it wasn't Top Gear that I was
"Why isn't it starting,
and why am I smelling fire?"
..if you've got David Schwimmer's
Whoa! I've lost control
of the mother chuffer!
that now find me attractive.
we'll been navigating by rear-view
I was using him as a guide.
You're an asshole.
Something had triggered
my bait traps.
This is the Can-Am X3 XRS Turbo R.
it was time for big Stu
to do whatever it is he does.
We're not going to catch him
Aired 4 years ago - Feb 25, 2018
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid take a motorsports road trip across America's Wild West, putting the latest V8 sports cars from McLaren, Jaguar and Ford through their paces. Back on the track, Rob Brydon is the Star in a Reasonably Fast Car.
Oh. Ssh, ssh. OK, here we go.
4 million miles of paved road
- So...? - I'm in the present day,
you're in the past,
a very, very painful accident.
This car is supple,
This is completely childish.
V8 muscle car is a tool, as good
or as bad as the man handling it.
Odd Taste In Clothing -
are you ready?
Whoo! Come on!
How do I get out, how do I get out?
OK, we'll pick that up
later in the show.
You know that saying?
Oh, you don't have to tell me!
I'm not sure you know how
close you are
You see? I mean,
they couldn't even be bothered
- It does, it does.
- Where do you stand?
Ah. Let's move on to that.
I think we're going to call
your time, not just with a W,
we had time to reflect on what we
were really here to celebrate.
That thing was great.
but it seemed like he was pleased
with his run.
"..chain car figure of eight
No, let's not smash some stuff,
Sabine had somehow dragged them
up to fifth place.
And by now, the competition were
having problems of their own.
Go, go, go, go, go, go,
go, go, go, go, go!
So, I'm going to say a name and you
tell me if it's a real Nascar driver
America's fastest race track.
Just over 200.
You can use more of your power
than I can use of mine?
199. 201. 203 over the line.
No, no, no, no, no. I'm about
300 kilos heavier than that McLaren,
- Cons... - He has him. - Yeah.
- That's a good sign. - This means
that he's not rolled it.
..Chris and his McLaren
needed their A-game.
And however this tribute to the
greatest of all engines would end...