Top Gear Series 19

Top Gear: Series 19, Episode 1

  • Jeremy attempts to build a car that’s even smaller than the Peel P50.
  • James tests the new 205mph Bentley Continental GT Speed.
  • Richard power tests the Pagani Huayra.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Damian Lewis.

Episode Guide

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First up we join Richard out on the track, reviewing the Pagani Huayra, the latest supercar from the Italian manufacturer. The car is capable of savage acceleration, with a lot of attention placed into the bodywork, interior and utilising cutting edge technology. Despite the massive twin-turbo engine and horsepower, thanks to its sophisticated aerodynamic package, the car can easily be driven hard without the risk of spinning. The Huayra also set the fastest time on the Top Gear Test Track in the hands of The Stig, 1:13.8, beating the previous record, set by the Ariel Atom V8.

Back in the studio, James starts the news by announcing that the Dacia Sandero is now on sale in the UK. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black has been updated to produce extra horsepower, but the handling is still challenging. Jeremy claims that he has found a male equivalent version of Fifty Shades of Grey, presenting a kid’s book about tractors. The new Corvette Stingray is announced. James May turned fifty the previous week. Also, the rally team composed of war amputees (previously mentioned in series 17, episode 6) finally completed their challenge of finishing the 2013 Dakar Rally.

Next up, James reviews the new Bentley Continental GT, and notes the new engine and subtle ride characteristics. Believing that the Bentley, with a four wheel drive system and a big, powerful engine, can handle things worse than a Welsh countryside road, James takes the car onto a Welsh stage of the World Rally Championship, with Kris Meeke behind the wheel, and James being the co-driver. Despite the car having less grip, more weight, an electronic handbrake (unsuitable for usage on a rally stage) and James not being proficient at giving pace notes, the Bentley was actually faster than one of the full WRC cars.

Tonight’s Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is Damian Lewis. Damian drifts the Kia Cee’d around the snow-coated test track and crosses the finish line sideways, setting the slowest ever time of 2:09.1. Jeremy cheers Damian up by making a separate board for snow (he justs put the time underneath and to the side of the fastest lap time on that board) and says that he is the fastest driver ever on their “snow board”.

Lastly, Jeremy attempts to build a car smaller than the Peel P50, naming his creation the P45. It was based on a quad bike, with aluminium bodywork fitted, designed to wrap around the driver. He then took it on an excessive road test,when at the end he presented his idea to the ‘Dragons’ in a Dragons’ Den style format. All of the dragons declare themselves “out” and back in the studio, Richard and Jeremy concluded that for the P45 to be put in production and succeed, Jeremy would have to be dead.

Some say…

“Some say that we have at least thought of a new way of introducing him, but we haven’t. He’s the Stig!”

Stig Power Laps

Pagani Huayra
1:13.80

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Damian Lewis
2:09.10

Music

Season Preview Montage:
00:49 – 02:15 – The Maccabees – Pelican (Instrumental)

Pagani Huayra Review:
03:03 – 03:25 – Post War Years – All Eyes (Instrumental)
03:25 – 03:57 – Killing Joke – Requiem (Sea Dub Mix)
03:57 – 04:23 – Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke – The Subordinate
04:34 – 05:15 – ?
05:23 – 05:54 – The Radio Dept. – It’s Personal
05:54 – 05:58 – ?
05:58 – 06:18 – Ludovico Einaudi – Uno
06:18 – 06:35 – Weevil – Splinters AND Bytecry
06:34 – 07:19 – London Music Works – It’s Our Fight
07:20 – 07:40 – Pete Tong & Paul Rog – Subway Surveillance
07:48 – 08:31 – Jack Trammell – Crushing Blow
08:31 – 08:41 – New Order – Exit
08:41 – 08:46 – Amon Tobin – Goto 10
08:46 – 08:50 – New Order – Exit
08:50 – 08:53 – Amon Tobin – Goto 10
08:55 – 09:12 – New Order – Exit
09:12 – 09:16 – Amon Tobin – Goto 10
09:21 – 09:44 – Daft Punk – Solar Sailer
09:44 – 10:11 – Muse – United States of Eurasia (+ Collateral Damage) (Instrumental)
10:11 – 10:59 – Post War Years – All Eyes (Instrumental)

Bentley Continental GT Speed:
20:53 – 21:03 – James Newton Howard – Did Adam Put You Up to This?
21:03 – 22:09 – Brian Tyler – Fast Five Suite
22:09 – 22:13 – Alan Silvestri – Tunnel Chase
22:13 – 22:54 – Mychael & Jeff Danna – Beachum
22:48 – 24:26 – Daft Punk – Recognizer
24:26 – 24:53 – A.R. Rahman – Riots
24:57 – 25:24 – Daft Punk – Fall
25:24 – 25:36 – Brian Tyler – Alejandro
26:21 – 26:58 – Young Guns – Bones (Instrumental)
27:31 – 27:55 – James Newton Howard – Preparing the Chariots
27:51 – 27:55 – James Newton Howard – Abin Sur Attacked
27:56 – 28:02 – ?
28:00 – 28:57 – James Newton Howard – White Horse
29:00 – 29:14 – James Newton Howard – Escape from the Tower
29:18 – 29:57 – James Newton Howard – Escape from the Tower
30:01 – 30:49 – Brian Tyler – Fast Five Suite

Jeremy’s P45 Test Drive:
44:15 – 44:51 – David Holmes – I Heard Wonders
45:12 – 45:30 – ?
45:34 – 45:44 – ? (same as above)
45:44 – 46:27 – Beastie Boys – 14th St. Break
47:28 – 47:53 – Ilan Eshkeri – Kitchen Stand Off
48:40 – 49:16 – David Byrne – Tiny Apocalypse
49:16 – 49:34 – The Clash – Guns of Brixton
49:48 – 50:06 – The Clash – Guns of Brixton
50:11 – 50:46 – Addy Flor – Old Flame
50:46 – 51:22 – Mallorca Chillout Music Club – Afterhours
51:23 – 52:00 – Hans Hammerschmid – Secret Affair
52:01 – 52:41 – Rolfe Kent – Schmidt Revisited His Alma Mater
53:19 – 53:43 – DeVotchKa – Till the End of Time
53:54 – 54:05 – DeVotchKa – Till the End of Time
54:05 – 54:25 – Rolfe Kent – The Fury of Schmidt
54:56 – 55:24 – David Holmes – Paper Underwear
55:24 – 55:31 – The Dust Brothers – Psycho Boy Jack
56:03 – 56:19 – John Watt – Dragons’ Den Underscore
58:19 – 58:35 – John Watt – Dragons’ Den Underscore
58:40 – 58:51 – John Watt – Dragons’ Den Underscore
59:18 – 59:26 – John Watt – Dragons’ Den Underscore
59:29 – 59:44 – John Watt – Dragons’ Den Underscore
60:00 – 60:45 – John Watt – Dragons’ Den Underscore

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