Top Gear Series 21

Top Gear: Series 21, Episode 4

  • Jeremy travels to Italy to test the rare Touring Disco Volante.
  • Richard Hammond drives the Mercedes G63 6×6 in Abu Dhabi.
  • James May tests the Caterham 160 and 620R.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Jack Whitehall.

Episode Guide

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Review: James drives the Caterham 620R, which he finds is too powerful. He then drives the least powerful Caterham, the 160, and praises it’s ease of control. The 160 and 620R post a time of 1.45.5 and 1.22.3 respectively in wet conditions.

News: The sink-hole in the Corvette Museum; roadway alert sign messages; Madame Tussauds wants to immortalize Jeremy in wax; Porsche GT3 fires—and a presenter just happens to have one.

Review: Jeremy tests the new Alfa Romeo 8C-based Touring Disco Volante, the first coach built car since the 1930s. Jeremy adores the fact that it does not feel like an 8C and comments how it is best driven at half speed. He also adores the way the car looks, sounds and feels. He admits that he was jealous of Hammond who tested the 4C as he describes that as the Angel Gabriel but the Disco Volante is more like the Jesus. He concludes by saying that it has the best combination in the world, A Maserati Heart, An Alfa Romeo Badge, Exhausts from Otis Redding and a Coach Built Body. In the studio James criticises him for being a hypocrite but Jeremy admits that he would rather drive a Lexus LFA due to its brilliance but arrive somewhere in the Disco Volante due to its beauty.

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Jack Whitehall sets a lap time of 1.54.5, becoming the slowest star to drive around the track in the Vauxhall Astra. Prior to this, Whitehall’s only driving experience was to once drive his father to the butcher’s shop.

Review: Richard travels to the United Arab Emirates in order to review the six-wheeled Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6×6.

Some say…

“Some say that he once put Helen Mirren in a dishwasher, and that at the Winter Olympics he was disqualified from the skeleton event for riding down the hill on an actual skeleton. All we know is he’s called the Stig!”

Stig Power Laps

Caterham 160
1:45.50 (wet)
Caterham 620R
1:22.30 (wet)

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Jack Whitehall


Rating: 8.8/10. From 143 votes.
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thom sonneck February 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm

soon after the start of the second part shockwave flash seems to crash every time. can it be fixed? thanks – Thom

steve May 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

it works on chrome

Ruairi February 25, 2014 at 1:26 am

In Singapore, where I am residing, it is not illegal to have a left hand drive car.

SB57 February 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Great piece on the Alfa Disco Volante. Pity the original Disco Volante wasn’t referred to.

Mervin March 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

The G-wagon was extreme… Coppers in Abu Dhabhi are fortunate.

sean grover April 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

i loved the bit where richard hammond (hamster) because when he comes down that steep sandy hill in the mercedese benz hamster says “mummy” like a baby would say it.

sean grover April 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

i also loved the race against hamster in the alfa and jemery clackson (powwweerrrrrr) because jemery beat hamster in the alfa but he hid behind the concrete floor at let hamster win!!

karie September 24, 2014 at 9:32 pm

they proved on mythbusters that the bike video was a fake

leodarcon February 9, 2015 at 10:06 am

This was quite a hilarious episode. Also they generally made some good adjustments this season.


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