Top Gear Series 10

Top Gear: Series 10, Episode 3

  • James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé.
  • Jeremy power tests the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
  • Richard tests the auto-parking feature of the Lexus LS600.
  • Jeremy drives the Peel P50; the smallest car in the world.
  • Richard races the Bugatti Veyron against a Eurofighter Typhoon.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Ronnie Wood.

Episode Guide

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Introduction: Jeremy Clarkson reads another letter demanding that Top Gear review more cars that are affordable. The letter is purportedly signed “R. Abramovich of Chelsea.”

Review: James reviews the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. He finds it to be his favourite car of the year, and admires it for being contemporary and stylish, much as he perceives himself, to the laughter of Jeremy and the audience.

News: Jeremy Clarkson attempts to demonstrate “Pay by mobile phone parking fees” in London. They also offer a peek at the Lamborghini Reventón.

Review: Hammond tests the auto-parking system in the Lexus LS600 without reading the manual, and finds the system “rather complicated to use”.

Main Review: Jeremy Clarkson reviews the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, concluding that he respects its technology, but is not excited by it and would prefer a Ferrari 275 GTS. The Stig takes the 599 round the track in 1:21.22.

Star in a reasonably priced car: Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood posts a time of 1:49.4.

Review: Jeremy Clarkson reviews the Peel P50 to see whether it would be practical in daily life, highlighting its usefulness in office buildings. The car is small enough to be pulled into BBC White City, with the Top Gear team more excited by the tiny Peel than by a Koenigsegg or a Ferrari. Clarkson, late for a meeting, decides to drive into BBC Television Centre from inside the White City office, sitting in the car throughout his journey and the meeting. The segment features cameos of several BBC broadcasters including John Humphrys, Fiona Bruce and Dermot Murnaghan. At the end of the review, Clarkson even points out the “Sports” version, a Peel Trident.

Challenge: Richard Hammond races a Bugatti Veyron against a Eurofighter Typhoon to see which one can travel two miles (up and down a runway) faster. The Typhoon flies vertically for a mile, before returning to the start/finish point, while the Bugatti drives down the track for a mile before quickly turning around and accelerating back to the start/finish point. The Eurofighter Typhoon wins by about two seconds. This is Hammond’s first race on Top Gear after his accident.

Some say…

“Some say that he gets terrible eczema on his helmet, and that if he’d been the video ref in the World Cup rugby final he would have seen that of course it was a try you blind Australian half-wit. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
1:21.22

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Ronnie Wood
1:49.40

Music

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead:
00:56 – 01:24 – Ramin Djawadi – Blade’s Back
01:39 – 02:28 – David Lynch – The Pink Room
02:31 – 03:12 – Amon Tobin – Keepin’ It Steel (The Anvil)
03:15 – 03:48 – Angelo Badalamenti – Moving Through Time
04:15 – 05:32 – Cliff Martinez – Maybe You’re My Puppet
05:33 – 06:00 – Cliff Martinez – First Sleep
06:09 – 06:49 – Cliff Martinez – Wear Your Seatbelt

Ferrari 599 GTB Review:
17:17 – 17:45 – The Chemical Brothers – We are the Night
17:55 – 18:15 – The Chemical Brothers – We are the Night
18:29 – 19:39 – U.N.K.L.E – Chemistry
19:42 – 19:59 – Hybrid – Last Man Standing
19:59 – 20:18 – Amon Tobin – Ownage
20:33 – 21:13 – The Prodigy – First Warning
21:16 – 21:29 – U.N.K.L.E – When Things Explode (Instrumental)
21:35 – 21:56 – Tyler Bates – The Hot Gates
22:01 – 22:29 – Javier Navarrete – The Funeral
22:29 – 23:24 – U.N.K.L.E – Price You Pay (Instrumental)
23:24 – 23:31 – Hybrid – Last Man Standing
23:38 – 25:18 – Cortney Tidwell – Eyes are at the Billions

The World’s Smallest Car:
41:12 – 41:38 – Tyler Bates – Cursed by Beauty
42:13 – 42:57 – Smashing Pumpkins – United States
43:13 – 43:32 – The Roots – The Seed (2.0)
43:46 – 44:12 – Air – Clouds Up
44:13 – 44:41 – John Murphy – Red Dresses
45:07 – 45:26 – City of Prague Philharmonic – Judge Dredd: Suite
45:29 – 45:54 – City of Prague Philharmonic – Judge Dredd: Suite
46:00 – 46:20 – Funki Porcini – We’re Out of Here
46:58 – 47:14 – David Holmes – Slasher’s Revenge
47:19 – 47:53 – City of Prague Philharmonic – Midnight Cowboy
47:55 – 48:13 – David Lowe – BBC News Theme ’07
49:03 – 49:30 – Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up

Bugatti Veyron vs. Eurofighter Typhoon:
50:58 – 51:11 – Marco Beltrami – Scooter
51:11 – 51:39 – Marco Beltrami – Main Titles (The Omen)
51:48 – 51:59 – Elliott Goldenthal – La Bas
51:59 – 52:27 – Harry Gregson-Williams – Laura Tollins
52:24 – 52:52 – Harry Gregson-Williams – Main Title (Man on Fire)
52:52 – 53:09 – Nathan Barr – Boat Ride
53:17 – 53:40 – Harry Gresgon-Williams – Creasy’s Art Is Death
53:43 – 53:55 – Marco Beltrami – Live Free or Die Hard
53:55 – 54:48 – Nathan Barr – Boat Ride
54:48 – 55:22 – Dario Marianelli – Knives and Bullets (And Cannons Too)
55:22 – 55:42 – Harry Gresgon-Williams – Creasy’s Art Is Death
55:44 – 55:48 – Harry Gregson-Williams – Main Title (Man on Fire)
55:48 – 56:29 – John Williams – The Intersection Scene
56:29 – 56:52 – John Williams – Escape from the City
57:01 – 58:02 – Massive Attack – I Am Home
58:02 – 58:34 – John Powell – Bim Bam Smash
58:34 – 59:10 – Elliot Goldenthal, Lisa Gerrard – La Bas

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