Review: Clarkson tests the BMW 535d four-door sedan, the first diesel car to be brought to the Top Gear test track. He finds that, compared to the petrol variant, the diesel is quieter at motorway speeds, it has much more torque, it's slightly cheaper, and the weight of the heavier engine doesn't affect the handling. The petrol version is more responsive, more fun to drive, and it beats the diesel on a track. The Stig takes the 535d to a 1:31.8 time.
News: The presenters discuss the Proton Gen-2 with dual driving controls, the Vauxhall Astra 2-seater convertible, a tear-proof map booklet, and the Audi A6 allroad quattro concept car.
Challenge: Hammond returns to Iceland (on the basis that the convertible test in episode 8 had been very boring, and he was not allowed to come home until he had filmed something interesting) to race a modified off-road vehicle against a Snowmobile over Lake Kleifarvatn.
Greatest Driving Song of All Time: A retrospect of the five finalists.
Star in a reasonably priced car: Big Brother host Davina McCall tries to invite Clarkson onto Big Brother and admits she owns an eco-unfriendly Range Rover, she also tells about her shoes and how the Stig said they were slowing her down and made her do a lap barefoot. Her lap time is 1:57.1.
Review: May drives the Bentley Continental Flying Spur in Dubai, as he can think of no other place to respectfully test the "New Money" car. May defies his "Captain Slow" nickname by bringing the Bentley to 180 mph (290 km/h) on roads specially closed off for him; he likes the car and finds that the addition of two more doors and a bit of re-characterization has moved it successfully away from the Bentley Continental GT. Jeremy despises the new four-door Bentley, calling it "the most dreary styling" he's ever seen.
Star in a reasonably priced car, take two: Mark Webber complains that the wet conditions would hurt him, despite Clarkson's reassurances that he could've gotten 4 seconds faster in dry. His time of 1:47.1 is disputed after Clarkson suggests that he could have gotten a 1:43 in dry conditions. Afterwards, Clarkson gives Webber a shirt proclaiming, "I AM THE STIG."
Review: The Trio reviews several off-road toys, including a quad Bike, the 8-wheeled Argo Cat, a Hovercraft, and others in a bid to find out, which one of them is most fun? After destroying a field by driving quad bikes and many other off road toys (including the Argo Cat which can float, as proved by Jeremy), Clarkson slips two discs in his back after crashing the hovercraft.
Top Gear 2015 Full HD - Season 22 Episode 2 -- Series 22 Episode 2
Top Gear 2015 Full HD - Season 22 Episode 2 -- Series 22 Episode 2
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Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily
cars, and is the most widely watched factual television programme in the
world. It began in 1977 as a conventional motoring magazine programme.
Over time, and especially since a relaunch in 2002, it has developed a
quirky, humorous and sometimes controversial style. The programme is
currently presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May,
and has featured at least three different test drivers known as The
HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig"Stig. The programme is
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Top Gear 09e06s 2\4
Main review: The new BMW M5, priced identically with the Mercedes-Benz CLS.
Jeremy admits disappointment, and points out the list of failures in great
detail: confusing electronic settings for everything, annoying sat-nav,
jerky gearbox, uncomfortable ride, ugly exterior, non-canceling indicator,
and disappointing appreciation of speed with the 400 horsepower (300 kW) standard
setting. Though the review then appears to be over, Jeremy presses the M
button and the engine delivers 507 metric horsepower (373 kW; 500
bhp), the suspension stiffens, and the gearbox goes to a default race
setting. In this form, it is spectacular to drive, but very fragile- it had
to be mended before a lap could be done. In the hands of the Stig, it does
a lap time of 1:26.2, putting it slightly faster than the CLS, but worse as an
Review: Clarkson drives three hot hatchbacks, the VW Golf GTI, RenaultSport
Mégane, and the Vauxhall Astra VXR. Clarkson thinks the Astra is too
powerful for a front-wheel drive car, resulting in disastrous understeer.
Torque-steer always yanks the front wheels to the left, and the extra power
is useless as it is slower than the Renault. Clarkson likes the Mégane,
but would still buy a Golf instead, reiterating his decision in Series 5,
Challenge: Hammond and May play a game called "Road Test Russian Roulette",
which involved them having to test cars while driving the cars' owners
(which are supposed to be drunk) back to their homes. Hammond tries to be
polite and avoid telling people that some parts of the car are rubbish,
instead talking about spices and that part of the car. Clarkson tells him
that he's cocked it up because of this approach.
Challenge: A new world record was set for the number of complete sideways
rolls in a car. A stuntman managed to make a Ford Sierra estate complete 6
rolls - and survived.
Star in a reasonably priced car: Chris Evans who tells Jeremy about trying
(and failing) to take old people to the shops during his five-year hiatus,
Lap of 1:47.9
Greatest Driving Song of All Time: Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"
Top Gear 08e06s 1\4
Main review: Ferrari F430. Jeremy claims it "about the best car I've ever
driven". The convertible version of the F430 is just as pin-sharp to drive
and comes only one-tenth of a second slower on the track. He can find
nothing wrong with either version, but advises that unattractive people
should avoid the soft top, so as not to create embarrassment.
Challenge: Clarkson, Hammond and May take some convertible versions of
existing coupes to Iceland. Specifically the Chrysler Crossfire, Nissan
350Z and Audi TT. Clarkson likes the Chrysler because as a soft top it's
attractive, comfortable, and cheap. Hammond likes the Nissan for its power.
May likes the Audi because of its build quality and four-wheel drive. Two
of them find the TT to be too dull, two of them find the Crossfire to be
rubbish, and two of them find the Nissan to be too camp and idiotic. They
cannot decide which is best, because each one is flawed.
News: The boys discuss NISMO (with May expressing his hate for the R34
Skyline GT-R). A heavily modified Citroën C2 is also discussed and shown
in the studio.
Star in a reasonably priced car: Tim Rice has a Jaguar, but he and nobody
who works for him know which one. Lap of 1:52.7.
Greatest Driving Song of All Time: Meat Loaf's "Bat out of Hell". In
addition, this song has been ridiculed by the presenters.
Top Gear 07e06s 1\4
Main review: Jeremy drives the first and only non-terrifying TVR, the
Sagaris. James contends that despite his great praise for the vehicle,
Jeremy would rather have a Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG because he's a coward.
News: Jeremy has slipped two discs, which he describes as 'repetitive
oversteer injury'; Proton have announced the Savvy, as a 'My First Lotus';
two new Mustangs, neither
of which will be coming to the UK; Mercedes-Benz have styled a car like a
fish; the Top Gear Survey.
Versus Challenge: Clarkson races a Fiat Panda against a marathon runner
around the London Marathon circuit during the morning rush-hour. After
early success, the car gets bogged down in traffic and never recovers.
Greatest Driving Song of All Time: Deep Purple's "Highway Star"
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Justin Hawkins recalls driving across
America in a Reliant Regal. Lap time of 1:48.
Cool Wall: The DB9 Cabriolet is cool in case you own one and it's called
over a tannoy; Richard takes advantage of Clarkson's injury to place the
Maserati Gran Sport in cool and the Peugeot 1007 in uncool; the Panda is
cool because it's a 4x4 and annoys ecomentalists; the Range Rover Sport is
uncool because a reality TV star wants one; the two disagree over the SLK55
— Hammond says its too fiddly and the two use large audience members to
fight by proxy — Hammond's wins at first, but then Clarkson intervenes
and it goes in sub-zero.
Time Challenge: To celebrate the Transit's 40th birthday, Hammond goes to
the Nürburgring to see if Sabine Schmitz can fulfill her word and do a lap
of the infamous track in a Transit van in less than Jeremy's best lap in
the diesel S-Type of 9:59. Sabine fails on the first try, so tries again
after streamlining and putting the van on a drastic and radical weight
diet, and achieves a 10:08.49 the second time, coming just 9 seconds short
of the time Jeremy had set the previous year. Back at the hangar, Sabine is
invited to take over oversteering duties from Hammond for the next series,
being 'cheaper', much better looking, a better (quicker) driver, and most
importantly taller, as well as speaking better English.