Top Gear: Series 6, Episode 11

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  • Richard tests the Vauxhall Monaro VX-R and invites the D1 drifters to try it out.
  • James attempts to recreate the Top Gear theme song using engine noises only.
  • Jeremy road tests the Ford F150 SVT Lightning.
  • Richard goes to Spain to try the Lamborghini MurciĆ©lago Roadster.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Timothy Spall.

Episode Guide

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Main review: Hammond tested the Vauxhall Monaro VX-R and was taught how to drift in the same car by D1 Grand Prix driver Yasuyuki Kazama, despite Kazama not speaking English (he had to teach using hand signals). Kazama then took the VX-R and showed Hammond how to drift properly.

News: It is revealed that Vauxhall has discontinued the distribution of the Monaro VX-R, making the former segment irrelevant.

Challenge: James May tries to re-create the Top Gear theme tune using car engine noises. Ranging from the supercar Enzo Ferrari to a classic Chevrolet Corvette to modern cars like the Suzuki Swift and the Mazda RX-8 and even a construction dumper, May’s song is purist as he refuses to use computer effects to make it sound better, with results that fail to impress the others. Clarkson compares it to “a fat talentless shop assistant farting.”

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Timothy Spall talks about his movie roles with Tom Cruise, and manages to take the Liana to a respectable 1:51.1 time, despite going into the last corner too fast and swiviling around on the last straight.

Greatest Driving Song of All Time:

Rankings:
(WINNER) Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now”
Golden Earring – “Radar Love”
Meat Loaf – “Bat out of Hell”
Steppenwolf – “Born to Be Wild”
Deep Purple – “Highway Star”

James presents Roger Taylor, Queen’s drummer, with a trophy.

Review: Clarkson reviews the Ford Lightning, and considers the truck useless in England. From claiming it is made from old shovels and the interior is rubbish to getting something stolen from the bed of the truck, Clarkson closes his argument by mentioning how these trucks often appear to crash in police chase videos.

Cool Wall: Clarkson and Hammond could not be bothered to put up the BMW 3-Series on the cool wall, finding it too dull to be worth the time.

Review: Hammond participated in the Pamplona Bull Run in Spain, where he was shoved into the path of a bull by a participant, before a segment in which he road tested the Lamborghini MurciƩlago Roadster.

Some say…

“Some say that he’s terrified of ducks, and that there’s an airport in Russia named after him. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Vauxhall Monaro VXR
1:30.10

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Timothy Spall
1:51.10

Screenshots

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Rating: 9.0/10 (2 votes cast)

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