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Season 5  "The Colonial Invasion on the Beach"  5x1

Aired 14 years ago - Oct 24, 2004

Cars from the "colonies": the Vauxhall Monaro VXR from Australia and the Chrysler 300C from the United States take on the Jaguar S Type R on the beach at Pendine Sands in south Wales. Back at the Top Gear track, Jeremy is trying to tell the difference between the old Porsche 911 Carrera and the new Porsche 911 Carrera S. That could be the least of Jeremy’s worries, in the last series after looking at the prototype of the new Astra, he said he would eat his own hair if the car actually looked like the prototype when it was launched. With a guest appearance from chef Antony Worrall Thompson in the studio, things aren’t looking good for Jeremy. There's also time to destroy an ice-cream van and some bouncy castles and Bill Bailey is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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What's under the hood of that?
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Just like that. That's it right there.
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This is the best of both worlds.
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What is it, chewy?
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I'm gonna show you guys how a man does it.
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but I really think this is my event right here.
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with a quarter-mile run involving three stops
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Yeah, he's just big mitt hands.
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How many times did it get you?
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You know that car, I think,
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you and your passengers..."
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if one tiny little bee flying around your helmet.
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A quiet little town...
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Here we go, in three, two, one, go.
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I'm having a lovely day.
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"No, but I was really centered."
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How about a car-alarm challenge?
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There's two.
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And later...
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Those marks will be there for a year.
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and Tanner and I went off in search of our racecars.
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That's faster than a Ferrari.
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I'm just gonna see how the gas works.
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within 10 seconds with their eyes closed.
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One, two, three, stop.
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so I really think it's an advantage.
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Stop the clock!
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Drag racing is all about lightning-fast reaction times,
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Just wait till you see green, then go.
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And Rut goes 11.80 with a 3 at 93.
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Dude, that's the craziest thing we have ever done.
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Real hard.
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