Top Gear Series 26

Top Gear: Series 26, Episode 2

  • Chris Harris drives the new BMW M5 and compares it to the HS2 high-speed train
  • Chris and Matt go on a road trip across Sri Lanka in a tuk-tuk
  • Star in a Reasonably Fast Car: Professor Green


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Episode Guide

Better than the train

The government has a plan to speed up business in Britain. It’s called HS2, a high-speed train line between London and the North, and is expected to cost about 56 billion pounds. Chris Harris has a cheaper plan to speed up business in Britain. Buy the whole of Manchester new BMW M5s. Which, yes, would cost less than HS2. And it’ll get you from London to Manchester quicker than the government’s shiny new train. Assuming you’re allowed to break a few speed limits on the way, which we’re pretty sure they’ll be fine about.

Versa-tuk-tuk-tility

What’s the most versatile vehicle on the planet? According to Matt LeBlanc, it’s the good ol’ pickup truck, the good ol’ American icon that’ll do the good ol’ school run, help you move good ol’ house, and do a spot of loggin’ and huntin’ for good ol’ measure. But according to Chris Harris, the most versatile car in the world is something rather tinier.

Specifically, it’s the humble tuk-tuk, the three-wheeled motorised rickshaw that ferries much of Asia about its daily life.

And to prove to our sceptical American just how very multi-faceted the tiny tuk-tuk is, Chris volunteered to take Matt on a road trip across its natural habitat: Sri Lanka. The tropical island known, according to this guidebook we’ve just opened, as the Teardrop of India…

Plus, Professor Green is in the studio as the Star in a Reasonably Fast Car.

Star in a Reasonably Fast Car

Professor Green
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1 comment

Andy Chen February 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

Sadly only Harris will keep presenting the show.BBC try too hard to find a trio like GT trio.Rather than make a new style presenters group.I actually like Matt and Harris,but maybe TG is comming to an end(They are ready to demolition the track)

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