Top Gear: Series 13, Episode 4

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  • Jeremy & Richard test the Focus RS and Megane R26R.
  • Porsche Panamera VS Royal Postal service.
  • Jeremy attempts to escape from the British Army in a Mitsubishi Evo.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Usain Bolt.

Episode Guide

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Review: Jeremy tests the new Ford Focus RS and then races against Richard who is in a Renault Mégane R26.R. The Focus achieves a time of 1:29.3 but is beaten by the Mégane with a time of 1:28.1. Jeremy claimed that the Renault was on semi[cut]-slick tyres, though Richard did put the time on the board.

Challenge: Richard and James race against a letter delivered by the Royal Mail from the Isles of Scilly (England) to Birsay on Mainland, Orkney (Scotland) in the new Porsche Panamera. Richard and James lose to the letter. Back in the studio, Clarkson concludes reviewing the challenge saying, “If you want to get something to the top of Scotland, buy a stamp!”

News: The presenters look at a new Lamborghini Gallardo that has been named after Valentino Balboni. Clarkson shows many pictures of burning Gallardos as a warning to people thinking of buying one. They mock the introduction of the Renault Z.E. at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier in the week. The Pagani Zonda Cinque is revealed that Clarkson claims can stop from 124 mph (200 km/h) to 0 in 4.3 seconds. Richard also reveals that this Zonda has a Carbon-Titanium body. They then look at a badly made, fake Rolls Royce, the GE created by Chinese company Geely.

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Usain Bolt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. He set a laptime of 1:46.5

Feature: Jeremy Clarkson takes a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII RS around a British Army testing area in Dorset against an array of new military hardware, including a Jackal, Mastiff PPV and a Trojan combat engineering vehicle in a point to point race. It starts with a close chase, which leads to Jeremy hiding while a Titan AVLB bridges a gorge which he sneakily crosses and gets a lead on the Army. Jeremy ultimately loses the race after being crushed by the scoop on the Trojan after hiding next to it. In part two, Jeremy comes to a minefield and as he is not able to cross it he diverts into scrubland and begins taking live fire after getting ambushed; his car is set on fire along with the surrounding countryside. It is worth noting that the British courts had asked for the car to be destroyed as its owner had been jailed for drug offences with the car being used as a transport vehicle for drugs, Also worth noting is the end where Clarkson shows the difference between a 7.62mm and a .50cal round damage on the radiator

Some say…

“Some say that he is absolutely baffled by urinals, and that on reflection this was a bad week to launch his debut single – it’s a tribute, to Farrah Fawcett. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Ford Focus RS
1:29.30
Renault Megane R26R
1:28.10

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Usain Bolt
1:46.50

Screenshots

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Rating: 7.4/10 (70 votes cast)

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