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Season 5  "Ariel Atom"  5x9

Aired 14 years ago - Dec 26, 2004

BMW enter the small hatchback market with the launch of their 1 series - James drives it and wonders why they bothered. James and Jeremy test cars from Asia and hate them all and Jeremy drives the Ariel Atom. The Mercedes G Wagen gets the AMG treatment and Richard gets to drive it. There's also a race (on Top Gear I hear you cry?) between Jeremy in a Fiesta ST and Richard in a Citro├źn C2VTS. Trinny Woodhall and Susannah Constantine are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 1
This is hardly good at anything.
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-Okay, Rut, you ready? -Wagon attack.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 3
I'll be honest with you, we're impressed.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 4
You know, this racetrack is where they filmed the movie Herbie.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 5
Oh. (SHUDDERING)
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 6
I'm... You know what? These things do have a problem with rolling over.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 7
Oh, forget it. I'm not even braking.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 8
It's just flat-out the whole way.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 9
ADAM: Being beaten by Tanner in pink handcuffs was just annoying.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 10
ADAM: We arrived at the Pomona Fairplex...
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 11
that's like a hopped-up non-daily driver.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 12
Dig in.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 13
Three, two, one, go!
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 14
Whoo-hoo!
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 15
Whoo-hoo! That's what I'm talking about.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 16
That's when it's gonna be Armageddon inside that little Bug.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 17
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 18
taking us to an off-road course that I knew well.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 19
I guess 'cause you're short.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 20
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 21
RUTLEDGE: Oh, I feel my head on the roll cage.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 22
TANNER: I'm taking the highline.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 23
Our last challenge was 40 miles away
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 24
Makes you wonder what's next?
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 25
There are cliffs everywhere and hairpin turns.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 26
I mean, you gotta cross the line first to win soapbox derby.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 27
It's 40 miles an hour already, and I can't see!
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 28
TANNER: We were taking our weekend racers on the ultimate soapbox derby.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 29
Oh, sometimes victory tastes like Southern California desert dirt.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 30
And that is why I'm here, to confront a monster.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 31
Bowler Motorsports are a hugely successful British off-road racing team
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 32
Well, it certainly is fast, I'll give it that.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 33
This is Graham Jarvis
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 34
-Fire in the hole. -(ENGINE TURNS OVER)
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 35
Got him. Oh, no, I've got to go around the outside.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 36
He's gotta hold me up a little bit on the gravel.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 37
True story, the manager of this estate
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 38
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 39
This is an eye-poppingly narrow road.
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 40
Oh, my God. I'm not gonna lie,
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 41
It's lightning fast, tough as a tank
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Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 2
-Okay, Rut, you ready? -Wagon attack.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 3
I'll be honest with you, we're impressed.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 4
You know, this racetrack is where they filmed the movie Herbie.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 5
Oh. (SHUDDERING)
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 6
I'm... You know what? These things do have a problem with rolling over.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 7
Oh, forget it. I'm not even braking.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 8
It's just flat-out the whole way.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 9
ADAM: Being beaten by Tanner in pink handcuffs was just annoying.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 10
ADAM: We arrived at the Pomona Fairplex...
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 11
that's like a hopped-up non-daily driver.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 12
Dig in.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 13
Three, two, one, go!
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 14
Whoo-hoo!
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 15
Whoo-hoo! That's what I'm talking about.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 16
That's when it's gonna be Armageddon inside that little Bug.
#16
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taking us to an off-road course that I knew well.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 19
I guess 'cause you're short.
#19
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RUTLEDGE: Oh, I feel my head on the roll cage.
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 22
TANNER: I'm taking the highline.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 23
Our last challenge was 40 miles away
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 24
Makes you wonder what's next?
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 25
There are cliffs everywhere and hairpin turns.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 26
I mean, you gotta cross the line first to win soapbox derby.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 27
It's 40 miles an hour already, and I can't see!
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 28
TANNER: We were taking our weekend racers on the ultimate soapbox derby.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 29
Oh, sometimes victory tastes like Southern California desert dirt.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 30
And that is why I'm here, to confront a monster.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 31
Bowler Motorsports are a hugely successful British off-road racing team
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 32
Well, it certainly is fast, I'll give it that.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 33
This is Graham Jarvis
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 34
-Fire in the hole. -(ENGINE TURNS OVER)
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 35
Got him. Oh, no, I've got to go around the outside.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 36
He's gotta hold me up a little bit on the gravel.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 37
True story, the manager of this estate
#37
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This is an eye-poppingly narrow road.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 40
Oh, my God. I'm not gonna lie,
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 5 Episode 9 (S05E09) - 41
It's lightning fast, tough as a tank
#41
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