Top Gear: Series 24, Episode 5

  • Matt LeBlanc drives the new Ford GT at Laguna Seca.
  • Who is Top Gear’s fastest driver – Chris Harris or Sabine Schmitz?
  • Rory Reid checks out the Nissan BladeGlider.
  • Star in a Reasonably Fast Car: Sir Chris Hoy.


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Episode Guide

To settle a dispute about who is the fastest racing driver on the team, Harris and Sabine head to California to compete in an extreme off-road motorsport – “King of the Hammers”. Driving in a pair of off-road buggies, they will take part in an eight-lap race against veteran racers, dealing with tough obstacles, including a difficult rock climb, so to help them out, Eddie and LeBlanc join them to act as their personal race managers.

Elsewhere, LeBlanc gets to be the first to drive the new Ford GT and see how much of a supercar it is on both a coastal highway and the Laguna Seca circuit, while former British Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy discusses his new life as a racing driver, before seeing if he is the fastest around the track in the GT86.

Star in a Reasonably Fast Car

Sir Chris Hoy


Rating: 7.4/10. From 17 votes.
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  1. The boys in that bladeglider is possibly the 1st time they have finally properly jelled together , it reminded me of similar chemistry when Clarkson , may and Hammond was in that convertible people carrier years back

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