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Top Gear: Series 20 - Episode 5 : Sun 28 Jul '13 8pm

wizard993

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I do hope that some of you caught tonight's episode as the caravan laps and subsequent off road race to parking slot no 200 at the campsite was very funny :thumb:

At one point I thought James May was actually going to wet himself!
 
Back to its best for sure..Some may say. "Same old,same old" but I really enjoy it and usually find it thoroughly entertaining.
 
At least we had the Singer 911 at the start. Too short a piece though :roll:
 
Clarkson towing the chassis of his caravan into his pitch, and the Stig offroading that Lambo at speed were great.

My mate was going to ring me when the 911 piece was on, but decided I'd probably bite his head off for interrupting. He knows nothing of the juju magic that is Sky Plus.
 
Last night's show is being repeated tonight at 7pm on BBC2.
Enjoyed the piece about the Singer and glad that it was James May that delivered it rather than the 911 hater JC. Disapointed that the 991 wasn't given to the Stig, but that Lambo looked phenominal, and should be for the money!
 
Pretty as it is, I don't quite see why they took the Lamborghini around their track for a time to throw away. As it is only legal on track - why don't they also time off the peg racing cars? For the price of the Carbon Gallardo you can after all get no fewer than 12 991 GT3 Cup cars...

They could alternatively have made the feature more interesting if they obtained a 991 RSR, a 458 GT3, an SLS GT3 and a Z4M GT3 - collectively with a value similar to the Lambo.

Or they could have compared it to the Super Trofeo Gallardo racing car...
 
The Singer :yuk: and a bonkers price.

The caravanning thing was fun, one of the best episodes of recent times, only had to FF through SIARPC (as I always do)....
 
Excellent episode, really enjoyed it. Loved the Lambo, what a beast. Singer was good too, made the 991 look ... quite futuristic... but ... ordinary ...

:grin:
 
Eagle E-Type...yeauch :what: all the style has gone from that thing. Put it next to a bright red roadster with wire wheels and it looks pig ugly. If I had that kind of money id buy the roadster and send it away for the "treatment"

Quite like the Stinger though... like the way they didn't make it ridiculously fast. If I had that kind of money id be looking at an original James Dean style Spyder though :D

A Lambo with a V10 :? That's no Lambo, its a VW/Audi with a silly price hike.

Top gear was hilarious, especially as they perfectly described the father in law :D Down to the weekly expedition to the tip (They know him by name there :eek: ) The spotlessly clean SUV and caravan holidays within 50 miles of home :?
 
Not the Dogging then? :eh!:
 
We watched it last night, also thought it was the best of the series so far.

The Singer was great, but what a price tag. The caravan antics had the wife and I laughing as much as James May.
 
Generally agree with the above comments :thumb:

I absolutely adore the Singer and IMHO when you compare to the price of a fully loaded 458 I think it's the Singer that looks good value. Can you imagine how joyous it would be to spec one from scratch? I'm not 100% on this but I think I'd actually want a LHD Singer -even for the UK...

Also can someone explain the point of these track-only Lambos, Ferraris and Paganis? As per the above comment you could buy a proper race car for a lot less - say a GT3 or Le Mans spec GT. Is it that the race cars will not run without a pit crew and a trailer full of specialist equipment, so in effect are a less practical proposition? (For the super-well-heeled of course...)

tim
 
tim993 said:
Generally agree with the above comments :thumb:

I absolutely adore the Singer and IMHO when you compare to the price of a fully loaded 458 I think it's the Singer that looks good value. Can you imagine how joyous it would be to spec one from scratch? I'm not 100% on this but I think I'd actually want a LHD Singer -even for the UK...

Also can someone explain the point of these track-only Lambos, Ferraris and Paganis? As per the above comment you could buy a proper race car for a lot less - say a GT3 or Le Mans spec GT. Is it that the race cars will not run without a pit crew and a trailer full of specialist equipment, so in effect are a less practical proposition? (For the super-well-heeled of course...)

tim

I think its more to do with things like emmissions if you dont have to comply with EU restrictions you can get tuned for optimum performance Also proper track cars come with racing slicks non and road cars have to have road tyres.

Winny
 

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