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Season 5  "Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs Jet Plane"  5x8

Aired 14 years ago - Dec 19, 2004

Another epic race pits the car against public transport. Richard and James travel by aeroplane and train in an attempt to beat Jeremy - driving a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, to their destination at Verbier in Switzerland. In Lillehammer, Richard and James are having another race; with the help of the Norwegian Olympic Bobsleigh team, Richard tries to race down the bobsleigh track at Lillehammer, faster than James can travel down the road that runs along side the bobsleigh track. James is in a Mitsubishi Evo rally car driven by, Henning Solberg. The Stig gets to take a F1 Renault around the track, old racing cars compete with modern road cars to see how fast they are and Eddie Izzard is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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It's just not a top-speed car like those things.
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It's really beautiful in its simplicity.
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Oh, that Golf R is fast!
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Hey, buddy. You want to race?
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And we brought the perfect cars for the job.
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You really should be worried about me...
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Now we were speed-testing on the autobahn,
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Oh, my God, is this thing fast!
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Adam had hit 175 miles per hour.
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Rut hit 230, which was a measly 143 miles an hour,
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Is my name Wolfgang? How the hell do I know?
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Plan "b" was to follow a local.
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And to add insult to injury...
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Um, uh, sprechen sie backwards?
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Hey.
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After some inappropriate conversation
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To add to my frustration,
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So, Adam had failed to beat me.
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on our bucket list... The Nuerburgring.
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and I'm just getting passed by a family.
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That might be the happiest I've ever been on a public road.
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but I was 0 for 4 in challenges.
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And we were about to get it to ourselves,
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Coming up, Tanner's new car has a brush with the barriers.
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with a lap time in the mid 7-minute range.
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Oh, my gosh.
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We had traveled through Germany on the autobahn
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I had to out-perform Adam on these twisties
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Oh, my gosh!
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That was great.
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