Top Gear Series 18

Top Gear: Series 18, Episode 5

  • Richard races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Škoda.
  • Jeremy power tests the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale & Mercedes C63 AMG.
  • Jeremy and James pay tribute to deceased Swedish car maker, Saab.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Matt Smith.

Episode Guide

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Feature: Hammond and Finnish world rally driver Toni Gardemeister race Yves Rossy, the world’s first jet propelled man, in a Skoda Fabia S2000 around an eight-mile special Welsh Rally Stage. Yves wins the race by a matter of seconds. Note: This feature has been taken from Top Gear at the Movies.

News: Jeremy discusses food at Little Chef. The trio discuss the new French law which states that drivers must have a breathalyser in their cars, show a photo of James’s Fiat Panda parked in the loading bay at the BBC, and finally Jeremy and James show the footage of their “do-while-you-drive” race around the test track, in which Clarkson attempts to sew on a button while driving, May attempting to complete a lap whilst in a sleeping bag in a Suzuki Swift.

Review: Clarkson tests the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Edition and the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. He claims that whilst both cars are good fun on track, but on the day-to-day basis, the Maserati’s gearbox is awful in auto mode, the racing harnesses are too tight ‘as if it was taken from S&M Catalogue’, while the abysmal ride of the Mercedes ruined the whole car. The Maserati set a time of 1.23.1 and the Mercedes C63 Black, despite its tendency to kick its tail out, set a faster lap time of 1.21.0

Feature: Clarkson and May pay a final tribute to Saab Automobile as a send-off to sixty years of production.

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Matt Smith completes a lap in 1:43.7.

Some say…

“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale
1:23.10
Mercedes C63 AMG Black
1:21.00

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Matt Smith
1:43.70

Music

Škoda Fabia vs. Rocket Man Race:
01:00 – 01:20 – ?
01:34 – 01:52 – ?
02:28 – 02:33 – ?
03:02 – 03:46 – Bart Hendrickson – Monkey Trick
03:51 – 04:16 – ?
04:18 – 04:25 – ?
04:25 – 05:10 – Jay Flood – Razor Cut
05:10 – 05:30 – Henning Lohner & Uwe Boll – Dark Destiny
05:34 – 06:41 – ?
06:43 – 07:46 – ?
07:46 – 09:06 – ?

Maserati MC Stradale vs. Mercedes C63 Black:
18:33 – 18:58 – Hybrid – Original Sin and Break My Soul
19:03 – 19:11 – Hybrid – Original Sin
19:11 – 19:22 – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard – Nycteris
19:24 – 20:12 – Holy Fuck – Echo Sam
20:13 – 20:32 – Brian Tyler – Mad Skills
20:32 – 21:04 – Hybrid – Empire
21:04 – 21:17 – Richard Anthony Jay – Milan
21:17 – 21:32 – Quarashi – Baseline (Instrumental)
21:32 – 21:51 – Brian Tyler – Fast Five Suite
21:51 – 21:59 – John Powell – Counter Attack
21:59 – 22:31 – Quarashi – Baseline (Instrumental)
22:38 – 22:52 – Elliot Goldenthal – Ill-Fated Plot
22:52 – 23:50 – Brian Tyler – Mad Skills
23:51 – 24:08 – Danny Elfman – Main Titles from ‘Planet of the Apes’
24:21 – 24:36 – Richard Anthony Jay – Milan
25:05 – 25:14 – Brian Reitzell – Barrow Burns
25:30 – 26:06 – ?
26:06 – 26:26 – Elliot Goldenthal – Ill-Fated Plot
26:35 – 27:12 – Harry Gregson-Williams – The Aftermath

‘The Stig’ Lap:
28:59 – 29:03 – Arthur Wood – Barwick Green

Saab Retrospective Film:
41:40 – 42:46 – Apparat – A Bang in the Void
42:59 – 44:06 – U.N.K.L.E – Price You Pay (Instrumental)
44:06 – 44:25 – Groove Armada – Paper Romance
44:47 – 44:48 – Small Town Zeroes – Secrets
44:48 – 44:56 – Alt-J – Fitzpleasure (bretonLABS Remix)
45:08 – 45:34 – Elbow – Neat Little Rows (Instrumental)
47:05 – 47:08 – ?
47:20 – 48:05 – Doves – The Greatest Denier (Instrumental)
48:33 – 49:06 – Doves – The Greatest Denier (Instrumental)
49:37 – 50:00 – U.N.K.L.E – Nocturnal (Redux)
50:41 – 51:11 – Antonio Pinto – Percussion Theme
51:11 – 51:50 – Bobby Womack – California Dreamin’
52:16 – 52:24 – John Ottman – Interlude
53:04 – 53:35 – Malachai – Monsters
54:01 – 54:22 – Amon Tobin – Deo
54:30 – 54:39 – U.N.K.L.E – Black Mass
54:56 – 55:05 – ?
55:23 – 55:41 – ?
55:56 – 56:50 – U.N.K.L.E – Nocturnal (Redux)
56:50 – 58:00 – Howard Shore – Trans-Siberian Diary

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Matt February 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Same race as Top gear at the movies ….

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