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Season 26  "Episode 5"  26x5

Aired 5 months ago - Mar 17, 2019

Matt LeBlanc samples the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage on track, while Rory Reid tests the self-proclaimed ‘best car in the world’, the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Chris Harris explains why a Ford Fiesta is better than a Lamborghini. Stephen Mangan is the studio guest.

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Thatched houses,
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For starters, it's wearing guyliner.
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multi-link at the rear.
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I'd prefer to have a manual gearbox, which Aston says I can have,
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 5
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 6
If you want a sports car with a Mercedes motor,
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 7
The Aston Martin is great.
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 8
That's nice through the tyre wall, bit of brake as well, Stig.
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 9
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 10
Even though the Phantom is longer than Luxembourg,
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 11
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 12
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 13
Ha-ha, such a banger!
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 14
No, no, no, it's "a creation of great beauty and power,
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 15
So, the Phantom might be a bit pleased with itself,
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 16
taking you where it wants to go.
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Yeah, and what's wrong with that?
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And this is the one you should buy - the Volkswagen Up.
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Right, so you can forget about all this stuff, forget about all those SUVs
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This is the BMW X5, which looks a bit sort of police car-y to me,
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- You have no recollection at all. - We've done a lot, yeah.
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- "If you try and do everything at once..." - It's too much.
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I don't know. Let's find out.
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Now, you were in a proper Hollywood film
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 29
I was thinking, "This is it, both my feet are going to be
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 30
Thank you. Nervous, I'm nervous.
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 31
Through the Follow-through.
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I mean, even looking at it now, that is a good time in a Kia.
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 33
So that, with my rudimentary mathematics, means that
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 34
Meet my willing assistant, Professor Brian Box!
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 35
What it needs is an actual human.
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 36
but there's one performance car I've been looking forward to
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and you can feel it cocking a wheel.
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Which basically means that when the car leans into a turn,
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Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 40
..how about a Lamborghini Aventador S?
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There!
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Now, I know what you're going to say.
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The problem I have is, you don't want to go and do a track day
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Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 47
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sometimes too much fun.
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Do that again.
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For starters, it's wearing guyliner.
#2
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multi-link at the rear.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 4
I'd prefer to have a manual gearbox, which Aston says I can have,
#4
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If you want a sports car with a Mercedes motor,
#6
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The Aston Martin is great.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 8
That's nice through the tyre wall, bit of brake as well, Stig.
#8
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Even though the Phantom is longer than Luxembourg,
#10
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Ha-ha, such a banger!
#13
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No, no, no, it's "a creation of great beauty and power,
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 15
So, the Phantom might be a bit pleased with itself,
#15
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taking you where it wants to go.
#16
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Yeah, and what's wrong with that?
#18
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And this is the one you should buy - the Volkswagen Up.
#19
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Right, so you can forget about all this stuff, forget about all those SUVs
#20
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This is the BMW X5, which looks a bit sort of police car-y to me,
#21
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- You have no recollection at all. - We've done a lot, yeah.
#23
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- "If you try and do everything at once..." - It's too much.
#24
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I don't know. Let's find out.
#26
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Now, you were in a proper Hollywood film
#28
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I was thinking, "This is it, both my feet are going to be
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 30
Thank you. Nervous, I'm nervous.
#30
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Through the Follow-through.
#31
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I mean, even looking at it now, that is a good time in a Kia.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 33
So that, with my rudimentary mathematics, means that
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 34
Meet my willing assistant, Professor Brian Box!
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 35
What it needs is an actual human.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (S26E05) - 36
but there's one performance car I've been looking forward to
#36
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and you can feel it cocking a wheel.
#37
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Which basically means that when the car leans into a turn,
#38
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..how about a Lamborghini Aventador S?
#40
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There!
#43
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Now, I know what you're going to say.
#44
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The problem I have is, you don't want to go and do a track day
#45
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sometimes too much fun.
#48
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Do that again.
#49
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