Top Gear Series 14

Top Gear: Series 14, Episode 3

  • James goes flying in a airship caravan.
  • Richard drives the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni.
  • Jeremy and Richard reveal why Lancia has made greatest number of great cars.
  • Jeremy tests a Hawk HF3000 (Lancia Stratos kit car).
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Chris Evans.

Episode Guide

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Review: Jeremy and Richard review different cars from the car company which they declared had the greatest number of great cars – Lancia. Despite the ruined reputation Lancia had because of the rusty Beta saloons, Jeremy and Richard loved the cars Lancia made. The Stig then did a power lap with a Hawk HF3000 (a continuation car of the Lancia Stratos), which broke down on its first attempt. When it was finally fixed, the car’s lack of traction and the very wet conditions combined to make the Stig spin out twice during the lap (in Chicago and the Second to the Last Corner), giving the Hawk Stratos the slowest power lap in the show’s history at 1:48.2.

News: Jeremy jokes about the Zenvo ST1 (without actually naming it).

Challenge: Because caravans are being made faster than Top Gear could destroy them, James proposed an ingenious solution to rid them from Britain’s roads once and for all – turn caravans into airships. He makes a caravan airship and attempts to fly it to a caravan park. However, because he doesn’t have a tow car, he asked Richard to drive a tow car for him to the caravan park. Richard then chose the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni as his car. Richard enjoyed his “caravan trip” in the Lambo, whereas James had a lot of trouble with winds blowing his airship in all directions. He went out of control and flew into the airspace of Norwich International Airport,got chased by police choppers, and later crashed. After the film, Richard said that the Lambo was not as good as the Ferrari F430, but at the same time, it was better.

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Chris Evans did a lap in 1:48.1 in the wet.

Some say…

“Some say that his new Christmas range of fragrances includes the great smell of ‘Wednesday’, and that he was turned down for the job of EU President because his face is just too recognizable. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Hawk HF3000 (Lancia Stratos kit car)
1:48.20

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Chris Evans
1:48.10 (wet)

Music

James’s Caravan Airship Flight:
01:03 – 01:53 – LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk is Playing at My House (Instrumental)
02:00 – 04:03 – John Barry – Capsule in Space
04:08 – 05:00 – Florence and The Machine – Drumming Song (Instrumental)
05:27 – 06:03 – Pink Floyd – Breathe
07:24 – 07:47 – The Verve – Love is Noise (Instrumental)
07:49 – 07:58 – Max Richter – Tokyo Riddle Song
07:59 – 08:51 – Doves – The Outsiders (Instrumental)
09:28 – 09:52 – Arctic Monkeys – Do Me a Favour (Instrumental)
09:51 – 10:16 – Ludovico Einaudi – Nightbook
10:21 – 10:43 – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Lady Jesus (Instrumental)
12:49 – 13:07 – Little Boots – Meddle
13:10 – 14:28 – Edward Elgar – Chanson de Matin, Op. 15, No. 2

Seven Great Lancia Autos:
23:53 – 24:09 – The Cinematic Orchestra – All That You Give
24:09 – 24:24 – Renholdër – Falling through the Sky
24:34 – 24:48 – Matthew Cracknell – Original Orchestral Score
24:59 – 25:24 – Beastie Boys – 14th St. Break
25:24 – 25:47 – Matthew Cracknell – Original Orchestral Score
25:47 – 26:00 – Craig Armstrong – Gentle Piece
26:25 – 27:01 – Supergrass – Road to Rouen
27:07 – 27:20 – Matthew Cracknell – Original Orchestral Score
27:22 – 28:52 – Elbow – The Fix (Instrumental)
28:52 – 29:05 – The Big Pink – Tonight
29:55 – 29:59 – DJ Shadow – Un Autre Introduction
29:59 – 30:55 – The Stooges – Down on the Street
30:57 – 31:45 – DJ Shadow – The Number Song
32:01 – 32:26 – Jonny Greenwood – Future Markets
32:27 – 32:52 – Antonio Pinto – Heraldo e a Memória
33:06 – 33:29 – Yes – Roundabout
33:31 – 34:16 – The Whip – Trash
34:17 – 34:52 – Secret Machines – Faded Lines (Live at KCRW)
34:52 – 35:21 – The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home (Instrumental)
35:22 – 35:33 – U.N.K.L.E – The Piano Echoes
35:33 – 35:42 – Editors – Fingers in the Factories
35:43 – 36:21 – U.N.K.L.E – The Piano Echoes
36:21 – 36:50 – Blue Foundation – Sweep
36:50 – 37:26 – U.N.K.L.E – Trouble in Paradise (Variation on a Theme)
37:26 – 38:05 – Elliot Goldenthal – Pickled Heads
38:07 – 39:07 – Brian Tyler – Bangkok Dangerous

Hawk Stratos Kit Car:
51:02 – 51:10 – Amon Tobin – The Nasty
51:10 – 51:33 – Amon Tobin & Jim Dooley – Meet the Reapers
51:34 – 51:48 – DJ Krust – Re-Arrange (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix)
51:57 – 52:21 – Jet – She’s a Genius (Instrumental)
52:21 – 52:57 – DeVotchKa – The Enemy Guns
53:06 – 53:28 – Lalo Schifrin – Scorpio’s View
53:33 – 53:56 – The Black Angels – Science Killer
53:56 – 54:07 – Bad Rabbit – Intro
54:50 – 55:26 – Beastie Boys – The Cousin of Death
55:26 – 55:53 – Fujiya & Miyagi – Uh (Instrumental)
55:54 – 56:10 – Kronos Quartet – Southern Hospitality
56:11 – 56:28 – Kronos Quartet – Tense 1
56:31 – 56:40 – Matmos – Rainbow Flag
56:40 – 56:55 – Death in Vegas – Aisha
56:55 – 57:24 – Alexandre Desplat – New Moon (The Meadow)

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