Top Gear: Series 6, Episode 3

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  • James drives the Maserati Bora.
  • Jeremy’s Ford GT finally arrives.
  • Jeremy tests the Wiesmann MF 3 & TVR Tuscan.
  • Richard drives the Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
  • Jeremy opens a public pool in a Rolls-Royce.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Christopher Eccleston.

Episode Guide

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Review: Aston Martin DB9 Volante. Richard finds it to be too wobbly and shiny, and proves that more people would like a puppy than this car.

News: Clarkson’s Ford GT finally arrives and is shown in the studio alongside Hammond’s dream car, a half-timbered Morgan. They talk about the sacrifices needed to make in order to enjoy owning “the car of your dreams”.

Review: May drives the Maserati Bora, which is his favourite Italian 70s supercar, and his overall favourite except for the old Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The Bora had comfort and sophistication, but luxurious touches made it the slowest supercar of the 70s. May is vindicated as it is civilised and is still decent to drive in the modern era.

Main Review: Clarkson reviews the Wiesmann MF3 and the TVR Tuscan. The Tuscan is proven to be a very hard and complicated car to enter and drive. Lap times of 1:27.9 (Wiesmann) and 1:24.8 (TVR). But Richard (who hates TVRs) and Jeremy prefer the Wiesmann.

Stunt: Clarkson attends the opening of the Chipping Norton lido, near his home, driving a Rolls-Royce into it, apparently as a surprise.

Feature: They also present the new Batmobile from Batman Begins in the studio.

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Christopher Eccleston, for whom they must find an automatic Liana (as he is only qualified to drive an automatic gearbox), 1:52.4.

Some say…

“Some say that he appears on high value stamps in Sweden, and that he can catch fish with his tongue. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Wiesmann MF 3
1:27.90

TVR Tuscan
1:24.80

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Christopher Eccleston
1:52.40

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Rating: 7.5/10 (33 votes cast)

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