Challenges Epic Races Top Gear Series 6

Top Gear: Series 6, Episode 6

  • Jeremy races a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren against Richard and James on a Ferry, to Oslo (in Norway).
  • The Aston Martin DBR9 is taken for a lap around the track.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: David Dimbleby.

Episode Guide

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Review: The Aston Martin DBR9 racer is given a race around the track. It sets a very quick time of 1:08.6, but can’t go on the board because it is not a production vehicle & it was on slick tyres.

Challenge: A race from Heathrow Airport to Oslo. Clarkson chose the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren because it was both extremely fast and completely comfortable. This choice seemed to vindicate the SLR as the better real-world car over the Porsche Carrera GT. He embarked on a tiring 1,320-mile (2,120 km) drive via the Channel Tunnel, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, the ├śresund Bridge, Sweden, and into Norway. Hammond and May took a flight to Newcastle upon Tyne, and then a 17-hour long ferry to Kristiansand. Initially, it looked hopeful for them as they planned to complete the trip by speedboat; however, in heavy seas, they broke down in two speedboats and had to complete the journey by bus after ending up in a town (which name is never mentioned) some distance from Oslo. Though Clarkson had spent the night sleeping at a service station just outside of Copenhagen in Denmark, he beat Richard and James by several hours due to the setbacks. Back in the studio, Clarkson admitted that his victory was a hollow one as despite the greatness of the McLaren, he was wasted after spending 24 hours inside it. He summed it up saying, “The weak point of the modern car is the squidgy organic bit behind the wheel. Me, basically.”

News: Nissan Micra C+C, the car for the man who “likes musicals”. Also, Hummer have produced aftershave and cologne for “inbreds.”

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Jeremy discusses A Picture of Britain and Question Time with David Dimbleby. Lap time of 1:52

Greatest Driving Song of All Time: Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild”

Some say…

“Some say he naturally faces magnetic north, and all his legs are hydraulic. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Aston Martin DBR9
1:08.60

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

David Dimbleby
1:52.00

Music

Car vs. Boat Challenge, Pt. 1:
01:44 – 02:09 – Biosphere – Sphere of No-Form
02:51 – 03:05 – Dimitri from Paris – Monsieur Dimitri Joue Du Stylophone
03:26 – 03:31 – Dimitri from Paris – Monsieur Dimitri Joue Du Stylophone
04:09 – 05:10 – Amon Tobin – Nightlife
06:55 – 07:12 – Amon Tobin – Nightlife
07:18 – 07:36 – Colleen – Ritournelle
07:46 – 07:56 – Colleen – Ritournelle
08:43 – 09:09 – DJ Food – Turtle Soup (Wagon Christ Mix)
09:39 – 09:43 – Dimitri from Paris – Prologue
10:40 – 11:03 – Gotan Project – Cite Tango
11:39 – 12:09 – Gotan Project – Round About Midnight
12:36 – 12:52 – Nirvana – Rainbow Chaser
13:56 – 14:22 – Nirvana – Rainbow Chaser
14:40 – 14:56 – Gotan Project – Cite Tango
15:16 – 15:58 – Craig Armstrong – Io Canto
15:58 – 16:25 – Dimitri from Paris – Nothing to Lose
16:35 – 16:57 – Dimitri from Paris – Monsieur Dimitri Joue Du Stylophone
16:57 – 17:33 – Amon Tobin – Ruthless (Reprise)
17:56 – 18:15 – Deep Purple – Hush (Erol Alkan Mix)
18:23 – 18:57 – Mogwai – Mogwai Fear Satan (Surgeon Remix)
19:28 – 20:03 – Mogwai – Mogwai Fear Satan (Surgeon Remix)
20:03 – 20:23 – Amon Tobin & Kid Koala – Untitled
20:23 – 20:30 – Tony Christie – (Is This the Way To) Amarillo
20:30 – 21:24 – Amon Tobin – Nova
21:25 – 22:18 – Amon Tobin – Ruthless (Reprise)

Greatest Driving Song Ever:
29:07 – 31:01 – Steppenwolf – Born to be Wild

Aston Martin DBR-9:
42:24 – 42:44 – Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

Car vs. Boat Challenge, Pt. 2:
45:44 – 46:34 – M83 – Moon Child
46:42 – 47:00 – Amon Tobin – I’ll Have the Waldorf Salad
47:37 – 47:51 – Gotan Project – Cite Tango
47:48 – 48:53 – Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herrend Band – Vendetta
49:10 – 49:17 – Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herrend Band – Vendetta
50:00 – 50:30 – Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herrend Band – Vendetta
50:36 – 50:45 – Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herrend Band – Vendetta
51:47 – 52:50 – Amon Tobin & Steinski – Ten Piece Metric Wrench Set
52:52 – 53:10 – Gotan Project – The Man (El Hombre Remix)
54:10 – 55:50 – M83 – Moon Child
55:51 – 56:19 – Amon Tobin – Ruthless
56:19 – 56:24 – Dimitri from Paris – Epilogue
57:36 – 57:45 – Dimitri from Paris – Monsieur Dimitri Joue Du Stylophone

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Rating: 9.1/10. From 55 votes.
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