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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 1
Jan28

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 1

Jeremy, Richard and James attempt to re-surface a road within 24hours. Jeremy compares the Jaguar XKR against the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Richard’s first show since the Vampire dragster crash – the incident footage is shown and explained. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Jamie Oliver. Episode Guide Intro: Clarkson and May welcome Hammond back after his crash in the Vampire. They use an aeroplane entry staircase from...

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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 2
Feb04

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 2

James goes to Germany to take the Bugatti Veyron to it’s top speed. The boys compare the Audi TT, Mazda RX-8 and Alfa Romeo Brera. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Hugh Grant. Episode Guide Review: May takes the Bugatti Veyron to its top speed of 407 km/h (253 mph) on Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track. He described how smoothly the car behaved at those speeds and how disorienting the speed can be. He remarked that as he...

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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 3 – America Special
Feb11

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 3 – America Special

The boys each buy a car for $1000 and go on an American Road Trip from Miami to New Orleans. Episode Guide The trio point out the hassle of renting out a car, ranging from ignorant rental agents to not being able to find their car once it’s pointed out to them. Their premise was to see if it could be cheaper to buy a car rather than rent so, as a result, on their trip to the United States, the three were given $1000 to find a...

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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 4
Feb18

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 4

Jeremy power tests the Porsche 911 Turbo.  Can you turn a Reliant Robin into a Space Shuttle. Jeremy tests the Brabus S Biturbo roadster. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Simon Pegg. Episode Guide Review: Clarkson was given the task of reviewing the Porsche 997 Turbo, to see if it could convert him from being a lifelong Ferrari fan. He found the Porsche to be less expensive and more practical than its closest Ferrari competitor (the...

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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 5
Feb25

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 5

Jeremy highlights the hazards of railway level crossings. The boys choose a tractor each for planting their own oil seed. Jeremy power tests the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Kristin Scott Thomas. Episode Guide Public Service Video: Clarkson produced a video about level crossings. He showed CCTV footage of an old man jumping the light at a level crossing, then put a Renault Espace on the tracks. The...

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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 6
Mar04

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 6

Jeremy, Richard and James each make a stretch limo. Richard tests the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Billie Piper. Episode Guide Challenge: Clarkson, Hammond and May build stretch limos to drive celebrities to the Brit Awards. They first perform several tests on the Top Gear test track, including evasive maneuvers such as a J-turn. Both James and Jeremy got out of their vehicles during the challenges and...

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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 7 – Polar Special
Jul24

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 7 – Polar Special

Jeremy, Richard and James race to the 1996 magnetic north pole. Episode Guide In April 2007, Clarkson and May teamed up to race Hammond from Resolute, Nunavut to the Magnetic North Pole, taking the route set out in the Polar Challenge. The terrain in between is some of the toughest in the world – a mix of mountainous land masses and jagged sea ice where temperatures can drop to minus 65 degrees Celsius (minus 85 degrees Fahrenheit)....

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