Challenges How hard could it be? Top Gear Series 5

Top Gear: Series 5, Episode 5

  • Richard tests the Morgan Aero 8 GTN.
  • Richard invents People carrier racing.
  • James drives a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.
  • Jeremy tries to lap the Nürburgring in under 10 minutes in a Jaguar S-Class Diesel.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Christian Slater.

Episode Guide

Main review: Morgan Aero 8 GTN. Jeremy and James constantly mock it because of its aesthetics. Lap time: 1:25.9, although it did cross the line sideways.

News: Hammond finally gets a Dodge Charger, more precisely, a 1969 model.

Restoration Rip-Off: The Fender Stratocaster guitar and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing both celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, so as a result, instead of talking about a restored car, May talks about the reasons why the Gullwing is the first supercar, with songs performed with the Stratocaster playing in the background including Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Sultans of Swing, China Girl, Layla, Get It On, and Wind Of Change (the single song in the set that is from Germany, as is the SL300 Gullwing).

Star in a reasonably priced car: Actor Christian Slater talks about being in a real police chase and driving a Hybrid, he takes the Liana around with a lap time of 1:51.4.

Down to Earth Board: The presenters show the excellent characteristics of the Subaru Legacy.

Challenge: Hammond starts a people carrier race series, with the inaugural race featuring two Renault Espaces, a Toyota Previa, a Toyota Spacecruiser, a Mitsubishi Space Wagon, and a Nissan Serena. Hammond in the Espace wins the race easily, because of his more powerful engine.

Challenge: After much practice, Clarkson took a diesel Jaguar S-Type around the Nürburgring at 9:59, just under ten minutes. His instructor, Sabine Schmitz, exclaimed “I could do that in a van”. She then took the Jaguar out and recorded a lap time much quicker on her first try, at 9:12.

Stig Power Laps

Morgan Aero 8 GTN

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Christian Slater


Rating: 8.6/10. From 36 votes.
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Deek December 27, 2011 at 9:57 am


Robert March 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm

the german track James asked for in the fourth video section is ‘Wind of Change’ by the Scorpions! 🙂

joeb September 19, 2014 at 9:24 am

Clarkson ALWAYS cheats. Lets be honest.


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