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Top Gear back on tonight - New series

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  1. Hud

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    Fingers crossed it'll start talking about cars again :)

    Top Gear

    Sunday 07 October
    8:00pm - 9:00pm
    BBC2

    Motoring magazine show with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. In the first of a new series Jeremy, Richard and James drive three lightweight supercars across Europe in search of the best roads. Plus Jeremy finds out what happens when you put a Bentley engine into a VW Golf, and Dame Helen Mirren is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

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  3. racespecferrari

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    I see it in the paper last night, I hadn't seen any tv adverts for it though.

    Hopefully it will be as good as ever. Better than that Fifth Gear poop anyway:)
     
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    Tonights episode i beleive will pitch the 430 scud against the gt3 rs and the superleggera. Should be a great one.
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    Its the Aston N24 v RS v SL.

    Does anyone know when the episode shows on BBC World in North America?
     
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    Suprised if its the N24? Surely the N400?
     
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    Its not a head to head comparison. Its more like the Zonda v F430 v Ford GT shoot. You might recognise some roads when you watch the film ;)
     
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    OK mate ...sounds good, guessing Route Napoleon?

    Do hope it's the N24, really love to know how it performs on the road.
     
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    Thinking of getting one??
     
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    Good specs. Its similar to the Clubsports that porsche did.
     
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    This is purely track focussed.............to have it converted for road use costs about £7k iirc.
     
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    That does make a difference. Although I would find that more appealing, a bit like the Strad over a standard 360
     
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    With no aircon and no air bags i think it might be a little too hard core for some.
     
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    My Mondial Superleggera (well thats what I now call it) has no aircon/fans/heater and obviously never came with no airbags in the first place. I also removed all the carpets/soundproofing, so it'll be a bit noisy inside.
     
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    Suprised Top Gear aren't putting it in the same head to head :confused:
















    :D
     
  19. racespecferrari

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    They could if I had the darn thing back together again
     
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    Come on mate, get in the garage and get it sorted. It's what Sundays are for :)
     
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    Thats where I am now, I have just popped back in for 5 mins:)
     
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    I agree
    5th gear used to be really good, but has really gone down hill. VBH and Tiff dont drive enough, and those other 2, Tom and what's his name are just annoying and squeaky.
    For instance, who really cares how stable a smart car is if you bolt another one to its roof!
     
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    One episode is going to feature a race across London - I read about it in Motorboat and Yachting a couple of months ago. Clarkson in a boat on the Thames, Hamster on a bike, May on public transport and The Stig driving a Mercedes.

    I agree about 5th gear being poop - I'm looking forward to having some quality motoring based entertainment back on TV.
     
  24. racespecferrari

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    That sounds excellent.


    The two worst things on Fifth Gear are That new boring young presenter who is about as much excitement as watching paint dry. And VBH's childish banshee screach!.
     
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    5th gear is annoying. Partly because its on so often and mostly about supercars. And no thats not a good thing. Top gear is on very rarely and hasnt even covered the 599 yet!. Another advantage to 5th gear is that when testing new Fezza's they always actualy go to Maranello and thrash the cars on the modena lanes,then on Fiorano. Thats also annoying because TG cant review the brand new Ferraris like 5th G. Like the 430 scud will probably be reviewed next season and 5th gear will probs have it in a few episodes. Anyway thats just my opinion, and on the whole TG is a load more entertaining! Cant wait for the guys to breach me back into the series
    Regards..
     
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    I think that is cos Clarkson fell out with ferrari major time. At a tour round the HQ in Slough the F press guy said they would never let TG use a Ferrari again (not from Maranello anyway). Love him or loath him Clarkson does p**s a few off. I read somewhere that he is personly responsible for the demise of Rover (not in the Sun Rob!).
     
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    We should all be eternally grateful to him for that then.
     
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    Thats because he saved the 599 for his new christmas DVD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4fqIGXZmJ0
     

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