FULL Top Gear Oslo Challenge Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren vs. Cruise Ferry s06e06
This is the FULL episode: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren vs. Cruise Ferry
Took me a long time to find it uncut!
Let me know what you think about it.
Hammond and May raced Clarkson (in a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren) from
Heathrow airport to Oslo, Norway. May and Hammond flew to Newcastle, then
took the ferry across the North Sea to Kristiansand, Norway and used a
speedboat to get to Oslo. Clarkson, in the McLaren Mercedes, had to drive
over 1,300 miles (about 2,100 km) through the UK, France, Belgium, Holland,
Germany, Denmark (stopping to rest overnight), Sweden, and Norway. On the
way from Kristiansand to Oslo, aspiring to their first epic race win, the
engine on Hammond and May's speedboat burnt out while the back-up chase
boat's hull was damaged—all while Hammond was getting seasick over the
side of the boat—severely spoiling their lead. They had to land in an
unknown town (Stavern, in Larvik), taking nearly a day to find a bus and
get to the destination—leaving Clarkson to win the race, fly back to
England, get home, and be halfway through supper before Hammond and May
arrived at the destination. Winner: Car
Group B Worship: Ford RS200 and Audi Sport Quattro - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
To enter Group B in the 1980s, car makers had to build 200 road-going
examples of the car they intended to rally. These rules created some of the
most spectacular road cars of all time. I love rallying: the chance to
drive an RS200 and a Sport Quattro nearly sent me to the nut-house. Fire up
Written and presented by Chris Harris
Shot and edited by David Litchfield
Audi Quattro - Group B, the Days of Madness
Credits for this video: www.youtube.com/amjayes
Group B was introduced by the FIA in 1982 as replacement for both Group 4
(modified grand touring) and Group 5 (touring prototypes) cars.
Group A referred to production-derived vehicles limited in terms of power,
weight, allowed technology and overall cost. The base model had to be mass
produced (5000 units/year) and had to have 4 seats. Group A was aimed at
ensuring a large number of privately-owned entries in races.
By contrast, Group B had few restrictions on technology, design and the
number of cars required for homologation to compete—200, less than other
series. Weight was kept as low as possible, high-tech materials were
permitted, and there were no restrictions on Boost, which turned out to mean almost
unlimited power. The category was aimed at car manufacturers by promising
outright competition victories and the subsequent publicity opportunities
without the need for an existing production model. There was also a Group
C, which had a similarly lax approach to chassis and engine development,
but with strict rules on overall weight and maximum fuel load.
Group B was initially a very successful concept, with many manufacturers
joining the premier World Rally Championship, and increased spectator
numbers. But the cost of competing quickly rose, and the performance of the
cars proved too much, resulting in a series of fatal crashes. As a
consequence Group B was cancelled at the end of 1986 and Group A
regulations became the standard for all cars until the advent of World
Rally Cars in 1997.
In the following years Group B found a niche in the European Rallycross
Championship, with cars such as the MG Metro 6R4 and the Ford RS200
competing as late as 1992. For 1993, the FIA replaced the Group B models
with prototypes that had to be based on existing Group A cars, but still
followed the spirit of Group B, with low weight, 4WD, high turboBoost
pressure and staggering amounts of power.
Group B rally cars news - Video B movie - 2009 - BBC Top Gear.flv
Video des voitures de rallye groupe B ex monstres de la route, et de leur
pilotes de l'époque pour les dompter, Ari vatanen, Timo salonen, Markku
Alen, Stig Blomqvist, Juha Kankkunen, Michele Mouton, Hannu Mikkola, Walter
Röhrl.... Les voitures étaient de féritables F1 de la route avec des
moteurs pouvant dépasser 500 ch.
TGPD vs Captain Slow - Top Gear - Series 21 - BBC
Its James' turn to evade the Top Gear Police Department, but decides to
live up to his Captain Slow title. Amazingly, it kind of works, so Hammond
and Clarkson brings out the big guns to bring May down. Clip taken from
series 21, episode 1.
Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos:
Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear
TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com
Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear
Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear
This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.