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Season 9  "Space Shuttle"  9x4

Aired 12 years ago - Feb 18, 2007

Another day, another Porsche, but will Jeremy be able to tell the difference between this new 911 Turbo and the old one? He also drives the Brabus S Biturbo Mercedes SL. James and Richard try to turn a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle. Simon Pegg is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 1
I should have called it a Porsche-Dyson
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 2
The new 911-turbo has special variable vane turbochargers that always work, whatever the rev is.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 3
it feels like I'm drawing a line through the laws of physics
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 4
Top speed, near as makes no difference, 200 miles an hour
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 5
Well, hang on.You've just spend the last 6 minutes wasting our time telling us that's faster, more powerful, lighter
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 6
And now the news. And we begin this week
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 7
then do all your pre-flight checks make sure the air vents are working...
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 8
- Yeah. - It's all down to the work of the Swiss Physicist Daniel Bernoulli. You're familiar with him?
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 9
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 10
If you get passengers with you and they are looking at you admiringly thinking:
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 11
and I said "Oh no no, actually I¡¯m married with 3 children".
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 12
what instinctive reaction should you avoid?
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 13
Fatigue, staying alert.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 14
But we thought you can do it for a lot less cash if you base your space rocket on a car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 15
These were the men who'd helped to send a Mini down the skee jump for the Top Gear Winter Olympics
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 16
What we're doing is testing the principle if you can make all this work, and we and bring it into this controllable landing
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 17
It's the largest non-commercial rocket launched in Europe.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 18
This I think is the answer.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 19
Complete with extra rockets in the bottom
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 20
it could fall onto its back in the sky or anything
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 21
Basically We're looking for anything air dynamic than...
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 22
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 23
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 24
If they are caught short in the town centre
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 25
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 26
The other awful thing of course about the Astra diesel is
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 27
and there were 8 armed police officers in the living room with their guns drawn
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 28
but he was safe, coz he didn't have a "willy".
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 29
I heard, a leap from Hugh Grant there from a couple of weeks ago.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 30
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 31
I mean how can a tuning company possibly make this better than it already is.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 32
What Brabus do is take the standard Mercedes V12 and then throw almost all of it away
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 33
Traction control just set there go 'This is impossible'
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 34
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 35
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 36
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 37
well, we're gonna find out now by putting it on our track
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 38
Through the Follow Through he can really wind it up here, make up some lost time
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 39
this is a prime candidate for someone to come along and tune it up a bit.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 40
What does that matter? I don't ... Sorry mate, you don't make any sense...
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 41
But this, the Ford GT can at last come up here, coz I've got rid of it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 42
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 43
In fact, I'd like to put it in the cool...I seriously, know there is every reason why this is a very very cool bike.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 44
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 45
But that wasn't easy because the launch site is littered with unexploded bombs.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 46
With Steve now fully protected we went back to the launch site where there was good news.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 47
(Launch minus 21 hours)
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 48
Finally, the Robin was attached and the completed shuttle made for a truly awesome sight.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 49
Well it's up, it's built, but it's worth a quick reminder of exactly what is going to happen.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 50
There have been 1 or 2 delays

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Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 2
The new 911-turbo has special variable vane turbochargers that always work, whatever the rev is.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 3
it feels like I'm drawing a line through the laws of physics
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 4
Top speed, near as makes no difference, 200 miles an hour
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 5
Well, hang on.You've just spend the last 6 minutes wasting our time telling us that's faster, more powerful, lighter
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 6
And now the news. And we begin this week
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 7
then do all your pre-flight checks make sure the air vents are working...
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 8
- Yeah. - It's all down to the work of the Swiss Physicist Daniel Bernoulli. You're familiar with him?
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 9 #9 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 10
If you get passengers with you and they are looking at you admiringly thinking:
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 11
and I said "Oh no no, actually I¡¯m married with 3 children".
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 12
what instinctive reaction should you avoid?
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 13
Fatigue, staying alert.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 14
But we thought you can do it for a lot less cash if you base your space rocket on a car.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 15
These were the men who'd helped to send a Mini down the skee jump for the Top Gear Winter Olympics
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 16
What we're doing is testing the principle if you can make all this work, and we and bring it into this controllable landing
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 17
It's the largest non-commercial rocket launched in Europe.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 18
This I think is the answer.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 19
Complete with extra rockets in the bottom
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 20
it could fall onto its back in the sky or anything
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 21
Basically We're looking for anything air dynamic than...
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 22 #22 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 23 #23 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 24
If they are caught short in the town centre
#24
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The other awful thing of course about the Astra diesel is
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 27
and there were 8 armed police officers in the living room with their guns drawn
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 28
but he was safe, coz he didn't have a "willy".
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 29
I heard, a leap from Hugh Grant there from a couple of weeks ago.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 30 #30 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 31
I mean how can a tuning company possibly make this better than it already is.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 32
What Brabus do is take the standard Mercedes V12 and then throw almost all of it away
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 33
Traction control just set there go 'This is impossible'
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 34 #34 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 35 #35 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 36 #36 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 37
well, we're gonna find out now by putting it on our track
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 38
Through the Follow Through he can really wind it up here, make up some lost time
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 39
this is a prime candidate for someone to come along and tune it up a bit.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 40
What does that matter? I don't ... Sorry mate, you don't make any sense...
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 41
But this, the Ford GT can at last come up here, coz I've got rid of it.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 42 #42 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 43
In fact, I'd like to put it in the cool...I seriously, know there is every reason why this is a very very cool bike.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 44 #44 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 45
But that wasn't easy because the launch site is littered with unexploded bombs.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 46
With Steve now fully protected we went back to the launch site where there was good news.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 47
(Launch minus 21 hours)
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 48
Finally, the Robin was attached and the completed shuttle made for a truly awesome sight.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 49
Well it's up, it's built, but it's worth a quick reminder of exactly what is going to happen.
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 4 (S09E04) - 50
There have been 1 or 2 delays
#50