Top Gear Series 6

Top Gear: Series 6, Episode 8

  • Jeremy tests the Ferrari F430.
  • Jeremy, Richard & James go to Iceland to test the Audi TT, Nissan 350Z & Chrysler Crossfire convertibles.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Tim Rice.

Episode Guide

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Main review: Ferrari F430. Jeremy claims it “about the best car I’ve ever driven”. The convertible version of the F430 is just as pin-sharp to drive and comes only one-tenth of a second slower on the track. He can find nothing wrong with either version, but advises that unattractive people should avoid the soft top, so as not to create embarrassment.

Challenge: Clarkson, Hammond and May take some convertible versions of existing coupes to Iceland. Specifically the Chrysler Crossfire, Nissan 350Z and Audi TT. Clarkson likes the Chrysler because as a soft top it is attractive, comfortable, and cheap. Hammond likes the Nissan for its power. May likes the Audi because of its build quality and four-wheel drive. Two of them find the TT to be too dull, two of them find the Crossfire to be rubbish, and two of them find the Nissan to be too camp and idiotic. They cannot decide which is best, because each one is flawed.

News: The boys discuss NISMO (with May expressing his hate for the R34 Skyline GT-R). A heavily modified Citroën C2 is also discussed and shown in the studio.

Star in a reasonably priced car: Tim Rice has a Jaguar, but he and nobody who works for him know which one. Lap of 1:52.7.

Greatest Driving Song of All Time: Meat Loaf’s “Bat out of Hell”. In addition, this song has been ridiculed by the presenters.

Some say…

“Some say that his heart ticks like a watch, and that he’s confused by stairs. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Ferrari F430
1:22.90

Ferrari F430 Spider
1:23.20

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Tim Rice
1:52.70

Music

Ferrari F430 Review:
00:41 – 01:03 – Gabriel Fauré – Pavane, Op. 50
01:28 – 02:13 – James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer – Molossus
02:14 – 03:13 – Hans Zimmer – Liberty
03:13 – 03:22 – Nick Phoenix – Ritual Conflict
03:56 – 05:19 – Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence (Mike Shinoda Remix)
05:43 – 06:01 – Antonio Vivaldi – Mandolin Concerto in C, RV425 – ii. Largo
07:25 – 07:43 – Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Mandolins in G, RV532 – ii. Andante
08:13 – 08:31 – Gabriel Fauré – Pavane, Op. 50
08:32 – 09:42 – The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
10:00 – 10:16 – Sonic Youth – Sunday
10:17 – 10:40 – The Moody Blues – Nights in White Satin

‘The Stig’ Lap:
13:06 – 13:11 – Greenslade – Bedside Manners Are Extra
13:27 – 13:34 – Greenslade – Bedside Manners Are Extra

Iceland Convertible Review:
22:39 – 23:00 – Sigur Rós – Sigur Rós
23:00 – 23:10 – Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sigur Rós – Helpless
23:10 – 23:40 – Mercury Rev – The Funny Bird
23:40 – 24:09 – Sigur Rós – Hafssól
24:09 – 24:25 – Cocteau Twins – When Mama Was a Moth
24:25 – 25:02 – Sigur Rós – Sigur Rós
25:02 – 26:17 – Sigur Ros – Syndir Guds (Opinberun Frelsarans)
26:36 – 27:54 – Sigur Rós – Bium Bium Bambalo
27:54 – 28:27 – Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
28:30 – 29:12 – Nine Inch Nails – You Know What You Are?
29:12 – 29:44 – The Herbaliser – Sonofanothamutha
29:44 – 30:29 – The Herbaliser – Gadget Funk
31:34 – 32:18 – Curve – On the Wheel
32:22 – 32:41 – Mr. Scruff – Bonce
32:43 – 33:23 – The Herbaliser – Song for Mary
33:23 – 33:42 – Hexstatic – Living
33:43 – 33:44 – Four Tet – A Joy
33:44 – 34:50 – Amon Tobin – Four Ton Mantis
35:07 – 35:18 – Sigur Rós – Sigur Rós

Iceland Convertible Challenge:
46:29 – 47:16 – Sigur Rós – Oogun
47:16 – 47:53 – Peace Orchestra – Who Am I (Animatrix Edit)
47:53 – 48:55 – Overseer – Supermoves (Animatrix Remix)
49:18 – 50:34 – Sigur Rós – Myrkur
50:34 – 50:35 – Overseer – Supermoves (Animatrix Remix)
50:47 – 51:23 – Sigur Rós – Myrkur
52:02 – 52:13 – Peace Orchestra – Who Am I (Animatrix Edit)
52:13 – 52:34 – FREE*LAND – Big Wednesday
52:34 – 52:47 – Peace Orchestra – Who Am I (Animatrix Edit)
52:47 – 53:25 – Junkie XL – Beauty Never Fades (Animatrix Edit)
53:29 – 53:49 – Sigur Rós – Myrkur
55:30 – 56:05 – Sigur Rós – Myrkur

Screenshots

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2 comments

Gaz January 27, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Video is episode 7!

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Sean McKellar January 27, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Thanks – fixed.

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