Top Gear Series 14

Top Gear: Series 14, Episode 4

  • Richard investigates Airport vehicle racing.
  • Jeremy tests the BMW X5 M, Audi Q7 V12 and Range Rover (2010MY).
  • Jeremy takes a Renault Twingo 133 on a “cheap & simple” road test.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Guy Ritchie.

Episode Guide

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Review: Jeremy reviews the Audi Q7 V12, the BMW X5 M and a new Range Rover Overfinch 580 S. He is not a fan of any of them, claiming they are all silly and impractical owing to their weight and unnecessarily-powerful engines. Anyhow the Audi Q7 V12 diesel did it in 1.33.3 and the BMW X5 M did it in 1.28.2, both in the wet.

News: The presenters rebutted a report in the Daily Mirror, which claimed that homosexual people were banned from the Top Gear studio. While this was happening, a group of Village People impersonators were featured prominently behind the presenters.

Review: After receiving another letter from a disgruntled viewer, Jeremy conducts a “thorough” road test of the Renault Twingo in Belfast that variously sees the Renault parked atop a dockyard crane, Ross Kemp in the rear luggage compartment for most of the review and ends with Clarkson driving the car off the end of a ferry pier in an attempt to catch the departing ferry back to England (And he failed to catch the ferry and drown the car).

Challenge: In an attempt to solve the problems caused by slow airport staff and after quite possibly seeing the Cadbury’s advert, Richard invents the sport of airport vehicle racing with the help of several touring car drivers, similar to his motorhome and bus racing sports with the winner to become the basis of all airport vehicles. Hammond’s airport fire truck wins the race after most of the competition – a catering truck, the mobile stairs, an articulated shuttle bus, a baggage train and an aircraft tug – variously take themselves and each other out of the race. This sequence was filmed for series 13, but was delayed for unknown reasons. Richard claims that the airfield used to film the challenge was in fact Heathrow Airport and that the aircraft and the terminal buildings ‘had been moved off to one side’. During the race Hammond’s fire truck sheds weight by operating the water-cannon to remove 8-tonnes of water although this causes Hammond to lose visibility and causes the track to become extremely wet. The catering truck attempts to shed weight by raising the storage box to aircraft level and opening the rear hatch so that the catering trolleys fall out of the back, although the driver forgot to lower the storage box and the truck overturned on a bend towards the end of the race.

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Guy Ritchie did a lap in 1:52.5 in very wet conditions.

Some say…

“Some say that the drinks cabinet in his car contains 14 different types of custard, and while he has been known to leave his house in a bit of a hurry, he’s never once hit a fire hydrant. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

BMW X5 M
1:28.20 (wet)
Audi Q7 V12
1:33.30 (wet)

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Guy Ritchie
1:52.50 (very wet)

Music

Airport Vehicle Racing:
00:56 – 01:08 – Heinz Kiessling – Snug as a Bug
01:09 – 01:36 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
01:36 – 01:48 – Heinz Kiessling – Snug as a Bug
01:55 – 03:05 – Tyler Bates – Rescue Mission
03:15 – 03:26 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
03:42 – 03:47 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
03:50 – 04:49 – Brian Tyler – Gangland Grenade
04:49 – 05:01 – Alan Silvestri – I Have a Target in Mind
05:06 – 05:43 – David Arnold – The Hot Fuzz Suite
05:43 – 06:30 – Ramin Djawadi – Mark II
06:30 – 06:34 – Jim Dooley – Dinner with Sasha
06:34 – 06:37 – Ramin Djawadi – Mark II
06:37 – 06:45 – Jim Dooley – Dinner with Sasha
06:46 – 07:22 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
07:22 – 07:42 – Danny Elfman – Main Title Deconstruction
07:42 – 07:58 – Brian Tyler – River Chase
07:58 – 08:20 – Danny Elfman – Main Title Deconstruction
08:22 – 08:49 – David Arnold – The Hot Fuzz Suite
08:49 – 09:14 – Theodore Shapiro – Truck Escape
09:14 – 09:30 – Steve Jablonsky – Hold Them Off
09:31 – 09:35 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
09:35 – 10:00 – David Arnold – Theme from Hot Fuzz

Trio of Super-Fast SUVs:
18:08 – 18:29 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
18:29 – 18:53 – C17h19no3 – Sacrifice
18:53 – 19:04 – Burial – Dog Shelter
19:06 – 19:21 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
19:16 – 19:41 – Frank Klepacki – He Lives
19:41 – 19:53 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
19:54 – 20:03 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
20:03 – 20:25 – Amon Tobin – Always
20:25 – 20:58 – Trifonic – Parks on Fire (Hybrid’s Soundsystem Mix)
20:58 – 21:13 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
21:13 – 21:45 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
21:52 – 21:56 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
22:05 – 22:16 – Frank Klepacki – Virtual Control
22:18 – 22:38 – Aes Dana – Aftermath #01
22:39 – 23:04 – Ludovico Einaudi – Monday
23:04 – 23:33 – Photek – Ren 2
23:33 – 23:40 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
23:40 – 23:55 – Deadly Avenger – Lopez
23:56 – 24:11 – Aes Dana – Aftermath #02
24:11 – 24:38 – Elgar – Lux Aeterna (Nimrod)
24:38 – 25:48 – Aes Dana – Aftermath #01
24:48 – 25:14 – Max Richter – Kierling/Doubt
25:15 – 25:34 – Sarah Brightman – How Fare This Spot
25:34 – 26:24 – Chris Winter – Close Cover
26:25 – 26:51 – Joel McNeely – The Knife
26:58 – 27:08 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
27:08 – 27:43 – Telefon Tel Aviv – Map of What is Effortless
27:43 – 28:03 – Ludovico Einaudi – Oltremare

‘The Stig’ Lap:
33:30 – 33:36 – Chas & Dave – Stars Over 45
33:56 – 34:01 – Chas & Dave – Stars Over 45

Renault Twingo 133 Road Test:
45:19 – 45:46 – Francis Monkman – The Long Good Friday
46:07 – 47:00 – Apollo 440 – Time is Running Out
47:23 – 47:49 – Battles – Race : Out
48:12 – 48:28 – Amon Tobin – Like Regular Chickens
48:28 – 49:12 – David Holmes – Incite A Riot
49:14 – 49:43 – Harald Kloser & Thomas Wander – Open the Gates!
50:12 – 50:18 – Fuck Buttons – Phantom Limb
50:18 – 51:07 – Kevin Riepl – Train Wreck/Locust Theme
51:31 – 51:41 – Amy Studt – Put Your Faith In Me
52:01 Р52:29 РJohn Murphy & Underworld РCassie Searches/Dead Corazón
53:35 – 53:53 – Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K 550: I Molto Allegro
53:35 – 53:53 – Rage Against the Machine – Wake Up
54:47 – 55:19 – Battles – Leyendecker
55:19 – 55:42 – Layo & Bushwacka! – Isn’t This A Lovely Day
55:19 – 55:42 – Layo & Bushwacka! – Isn’t This A Lovely Day
56:40 – 58:17 – David Arnold – Time to Get Out
58:26 – 58:50 – David Arnold – Time to Get Out
58:55 – 59:09 – Francis Monkman – The Long Good Friday

Screenshots

Rating: 7.6/10. From 51 votes.
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