Top Gear Series 7

Top Gear: Series 7, Episode 2

  • Jeremy tests the Porsche Cayman.
  • Richard details the history of British Racing Green.
  • Richard and James have a drive of some life sized RC cars.
  • Jeremy races an Audi RS4 against two Speed Climbers.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Ian Wright.

Episode Guide

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Main review: Clarkson reviews the Porsche Cayman, which is cut short by the director’s expression of disgust at Clarkson complaining about mostly everything about the car (which he bought as an investment, to Jeremy’s own disgust). Clarkson was so sure that it was merely a Boxster Coupé that he refused to call it anything but a Coxster. The Stig posts a 1:26.7 for the Cayman.

News: Hammond shows one viewer’s attempt to get directions from Nottingham to Bideford, while avoiding the M5 motorway via the RAC plc website. The route took her into the Atlantic Ocean, into France, and crosses Ireland twice.

Documentary and Review: Hammond explains the history of British racing green, with a run in a Bentley Blower, and a 1903 Napier and reviews a recreation of a Vanwall F1 car.

Star in a reasonably priced car: Ian Wright discusses why footballers like David Beckham, Wes Brown and John O’Shea would buy a Lincoln Navigator. Lap of 1:47.8.

Challenge: Hammond and May play with life-size radio control cars made from real cars. After each had a turn at the controls and in the passenger seat, one rode in the car while the other attempted to navigate it through a quarry floor course, and keep a caravan from being crushed by a wrecking ball. The two then raced against Kristy Rosenberg,[1] the British Under-15 Radio Control Champion on a new course, ending with them trying to jump another caravan, and (of course) failing. Back in the studio Clarkson shows off a full size radio controlled car that flies. He flies it over peoples heads in the studio.

Challenge: Clarkson, in an Audi RS4, competed against the climber Leo Houlding to see who could make it to the top of the Verdon Gorge in France. After he loses the hillclimb challenge by about 5 minutes, he challenges the climber to descend faster than he does, but the climber base-jumps to the bottom and says to the camera, “2,000 feet in 20 seconds. Beat that Clarkson!” Clarkson thinks the RS4 is a landmark departure from the usually tepid fast Audis, and hails the lightweight, high-revving V8 as one of the best engines ever made.

Some say…

“Some say that he has no understanding of clouds, and that his ear wax tastes like Turkish Delight. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Porsche Cayman
1:26.70

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Ian Wright
1:47.80

Music

Porsche Cayman S Review:
00:32 – 01:37 – O.T.T. – Splitting an Atom
01:37 – 02:14 – Bodyrockers – For One Night Only
02:40 – 03:25 – Robert Plant – Tin Pan Valley
03:50 – 04:23 – U.N.K.L.E – Blackout
04:23 – 05:23 – Ammoncontact – Temple Jam
05:49 – 06:27 – Bodyrockers – For One Night Only
06:43 – 06:52 – O.T.T. – Splitting an Atom

‘The Stig’ Lap:
08:26 – 08:32 – Bach – Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings, No. 7
08:51 – 08:57 – Bach – Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings, No. 7

British Racing Green:
16:52 – 17:31 – Moby – God Moving Over the Face of the Water
17:32 – 17:49 – Ennio Morricone – Poker d’Assi
17:52 – 18:08 – Craig Armstrong – The Final Scenes
18:18 – 18:43 – W.A. Mozart – Requiem, K. 626: IV. Rex Tremendae
19:07 – 19:45 – Craig Armstrong – Ball
19:45 – 19:47 – Harry Gregson-Williams – Main Title (Man on Fire)
19:48 – 20:20 – Air – Alone in Kyoto
20:20 – 20:58 – The Killers – Believe Me Natalie
21:02 – 21:47 – Starsailor – Four to the Floor (Soulsavers Mix)
21:48 – 22:39 – Goldfrapp – Lovely Head
22:49 – 23:22 – Edward Elgar – Enigma Variations, Op. 36: IX. Nimrod

Radio Controlled Cars:
34:14 – 34:25 – Mr. Scruff – Spandex Man
34:49 – 35:09 – Mr. Scruff – Spandex Man
35:08 – 35:27 – Graeme Revell – Premiership Medley
35:33 – 35:47 – Mr. Scruff – Get a Move On
36:19 – 36:48 – Primal Scream – Vanishing Dub
37:25 – 37:58 – Braund Reynolds – Rocket
38:09 – 38:33 – Hoxton Whores vs. Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
38:53 – 39:04 – Hoxton Whores vs. Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
39:12 – 39:27 – Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall
39:32 – 39:56 ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
40:27 – 42:13 – Fatboy Slim – Ya Mama

Audi RS4 vs. Climbers:
46:04 – 46:45 – Rob Dougan – Left Me For Dead (Instrumental)
46:55 – 47:14 – Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sigur Rós – Shave
47:14 – 49:02 – Rob Dougan – I’m Not Driving Anymore (Instrumental)
49:26 – 50:11 – Rob Dougan – Will You Follow Me?
50:40 – 50:50 – Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sigur Rós – Helpless
51:40 – 53:13 – Craig Armstrong – Rise
53:13 – 53:26 – Sigur Rós – Hafssól
53:26 – 54:13 – Craig Armstrong – Rise
54:13 – 54:23 – Sigur Rós – Hafssól
54:23 – 55:34 – Craig Armstrong – Rise
56:05 – 57:29 – Rob Dougan – Speed Me Towards Death (Instrumental)

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Rating: 9.0/10. From 4 votes.
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