Top Gear Series 19

Top Gear: Series 19, Episode 4

  • Jeremy compares the Vauxhall Astra VXR, Ford Focus ST and Renault Megane RenaultSport Cup.
  • Jeremy takes the new Kia Cee’d on a thorough road test.
  • Richard is in Mexico road testing the Mastretta MXT.
  • Jeremy and James play Car Rugby.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Lewis Hamilton.

Episode Guide

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We begin with Jeremy’s review of the Vauxhall Astra VXR, Ford Focus ST and Renault Megane Renault Sport Cup. The Stig did laps of each car, the Focus being the slowest at 1:29.6, the Astra VXR at 1:28.3, and the Megane in 1:27.7. Despite this, Jeremy chose the Astra VXR as the best overall car of the three.

In the news, they discuss the newest cars, such as the Alfa Romeo 4C, the next generation Ford Mustang would be sold in Great Britain, but the UK version would come with a 2.0 EcoBoost engine, and the importance of the handbrake turn in “male development”.

Next up, Jeremy tests the all new Kia Cee’d, putting it through a myriad of strange road tests. Including Matt LeBlanc doing a lap with both the old and new Cee’d, Bruce Willis (in character as John McClane) testing the horn of the Cee’d, Eric Clapton testing its auxiliary input jack, and Jeremy testing the Cee’d’s self parallel parking feature and luggage tray.

Tonight’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is Lewis Hamilton. Lewis opens up about his move from McLaren to Mercedes AMG and takes the old Suzuki Liana around the Test Track, setting the fastest F1 time, a 1:42.9.

Then, as punishment for losing the previous race, Richard is forced to review the Mastretta MXT in Mexico. Minding his words, he states that the MXT was an ambitious undertaking for the first-time manufacturer, but that it had its share of flaws.

Finally, Jeremy and James play car rugby using Kia Cee’ds and Kia Sportages at Twickenham Stadium and the Stig as a referee in a Vauxhall Astra Police car. Jeremy’s team wins.

Some say…

“Some say he contains 47% horse, and that to concentrate more on his work here he has resigned this week from his other job in Rome. All we know is he’s called the Stig!”

Stig Power Laps

Vauxhall Astra VXR
1:28.30
Ford Focus ST
1:29.60
Renault Megane RenaultSport Cup
1:27.70

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Lewis Hamilton
1:42.90

Music

Renault vs. Ford vs. Vauxhall Review:
00:58 – 02:08 – Amon Tobin – Dropped from the Sky
02:29 – 02:49 – Hans Zimmer & Henning Lohner – Television
02:49 – 04:19 – White Rose Movement – Speed (Instrumental)
04:27 – 04:48 – The Big Pink – Crystal Visions
05:02 – 05:17 – Hans Zimmer & Henning Lohner – Seven Days
05:17 – 05:37 – James Newton Howard – Learning the Skills
05:37 – 06:00 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Let the Lord Shine a Light on Me (UNKLE Rework Instrumental)
06:01 – 06:30 – James Newton Howard – The Gravel Road
06:46 – 06:54 – James Newton Howard – The Gravel Road
06:54 – 08:01 – Brian Tyler – Mad Skills
08:04 – 08:27 – White Rose Movement – Testcard Girl (Instrumental)
08:27 – 09:00 – Muse – Knights of Cydonia (Instrumental)
09:05 – 09:29 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Let the Lord Shine a Light on Me (UNKLE Rework Instrumental)
09:43 – 10:05 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Let the Lord Shine a Light on Me (UNKLE Rework Instrumental)

Kia Cee’d Road Tests, Pt. 1:
20:39 – 21:26 – Amon Tobin – Morning Ms Candis
21:30 – 21:38 – Broadcast – A Breeze through the Burford Spur
21:58 – 22:07 – ?
22:07 – 22:28 – Brian Tyler – Rescue
22:31 – 22:52 – Brian Tyler – Rescue
22:58 – 23:03 – Broadcast – A Breeze through the Burford Spur
23:06 – 23:38 – The Cinematic Orchestra – Borrowed Time
24:01 – 24:40 – Trentemøller – Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!! (Andrew Weatherall Prinz Mix)
24:44 – 24:49 – Broadcast – The Gallops
26:02 – 26:03 – Amon Tobin – Esther’s
26:03 – 26:12 – Malachai – How You Write
26:18 – 26:24 – ?
26:59 – 27:07 – Broadcast – The Gallops
27:56 – 28:45 – Amon Tobin – Morning Ms Candis

Mastretta MXT Road Test:
40:25 – 41:19 – Ennio Morricone – As a Judgement
41:19 – 42:17 – Kasabian – Let’s Roll Just Like We Used To (Instrumental)
42:17 – 42:55 – Röyksopp – Röyksopp Forever
43:04 – 43:22 – Malachai – Snake Eyes
43:45 – 44:46 – U.N.K.L.E – Ever Rest (Instrumental)
44:56 – 45:30 – Speech Debelle – Sun Dog (Instrumental)

Kia Cee’d Road Tests, Pt. 2:
46:31 – 46:41 – Broadcast – Our Darkest Sabbath
46:41 – 47:04 – Gustav Holst – Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
47:36 – 47:53 – ?
48:05 – 48:17 – ?
48:17 – 48:23 – ?
48:24 – 49:41 – Massive Attack – One Thought at a Time
49:49 – 49:58 – James Newton Howard – Booby Trap
50:02 – 50:14 – ?
50:17 – 50:28 – Gustav Holst – Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
50:30 – 51:25 – James Newton Howard – Warriors on the Beach
51:45 – 52:32 – William Blake & Hubert Parry – Jerusalem
52:32 – 53:08 – James Newton Howard – Warriors on the Beach
53:18 – 53:38 – Brian Tyler – Tightrope
53:39 – 54:01 – Gustav Holst – Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
54:54 – 55:54 – ?
56:02 – 57:18 – Primal Scream – Exterminator (Massive Attack Remix)
57:21 – 58:35 – Massive Attack – I Am Home
58:47 – 59:30 – James Newton Howard – Escape from the Tower
59:30 – 59:41 – William Blake & Hubert Parry – Jerusalem

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