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BBC Top Gear [It's back!]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Andreas¹, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Andreas¹

    Andreas¹ Crazy Duck

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    I just got to watch the third episode and I really liked it, laughed a lot to be honest and the paramedic-around-the-track segment was hilarious. xD
     
  2. TIMELESS

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    Can't agree more, don't know why they did the whole Top Gear talking about cars would be boring thing. Maybe I genuinely want to know about the new Passat? (I do, it looks gorgeous)

    They actually did road tests for a change, on a road and everything, Richard's challenge was hilarious to watch - but in a genuine way. Overall a great episode, how it used to be and how it should be IMO.
     
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  3. T1M

    T1M ♥ MX-5 ♥

    But you can find all this stuff online, why would they put it on a TV show with massive ratings that most people wouldnt care about. Have they ever seriously talked about mainstream cars in the news segment like ever? They've cut that bit out on iplayer anyway :lol: unless that was simply because it was over an hour long.

    Anyway I rhiught it was a great episode, loved Richards bit on the Defender, was a great little stunt. Not a clue what they meant at the end about the new one looking exactly the same, surely no one outside LR knows what it'll look like. But never the less, Clarksons bit on the i8 was very interesting, and the bit on the AMG GT made me actually start to like the car...
     
  4. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    For your convenience:

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  5. calster17

    calster17 Resident rubbish car fan.

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    It looked to be a good episode until the last part.

    I mean I know the Peugeot range after the x06 model range is rather dull, but it seem'd as if they had the cars in the car park and went "lets try do something" and that was the end result. I mean surely could have done more with the older stuff?
     
  6. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    Not one of those epic episodes that I must watch again, but good on JC for exposing the awful politics from Ferrari and McLaren and maybe the Peugeot piece was similarly designed to coax them into a new direction. Was good to see a glimpse of their history.
     
  7. Tob-Racer

    Tob-Racer Aston Martin is life <3

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    Ferrari and Mclaren... :fp2: Porsche have balls, they are the only manufacturer who revealed their lap time at the Nürburgring...

    And as a French, I was glad they talked about Peugeot like that. I can confirm as an old mechanic: Peugeots, Renaults and some Citroën are utterly rubbish. Idiotic cars. People who managed PSA's Factory care only about money, proof is in January 2012 when they retired from Sports car endurance Series for no good reason. At the time, they just spended 25 Millions Euros for developing their 908 Hybrid4 Diesel race car. The car was ready to compete at Sebring 12 Hours.
    I hate Peugeot more than ever. :mad:

    Anyway, it was a good Top Gear. Full of true facts. Glad to see the American capable of making cars go round corners.
     
  8. T1M

    T1M ♥ MX-5 ♥

    Last part was funny, and very true, virtually all Peugeots from the noughties are dreadful and I fully agree, although their range now is a lot better which they didnt mention...
     
  9. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator
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    Decent episode apart from the last segment but the inclusion of the 205 GTi allows that to be excused imo. Not unusual to see Ferrari being up themselves as always and it was quite something to hear of the gymnastics them and McLaren were doing in regards to getting their cars on the track to see what they can do.

    That's us 50% of the way through now, TG always seems to speed by even though they are a weekly show!
     
  10. Microphone

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    I thought the same, both the exterior and interior designs from Peugeots of recent are showing some maturity. I was hoping they'd mention it.
     
  11. calster17

    calster17 Resident rubbish car fan.

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    Not to forget that the GTi range has gotten some of it's mojo back.

    Not too surprised with them talking of the politics of it all with McLaren/Ferrari. Although McLaren have hinted at twitter its more Ferrari's fault, saying how they had the car set up for it and how it was TG who stopped the test.
    I remember back when the 12C came out, Evo did a track test with the 458, 12C and the Noble M600. And both Ferrari & McLaren sent over a full team of technicians while Noble had just the guy who delivered the car. :lol:
     
  12. TIMELESS

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    That last segment annoyed me, the rest of the episode was really good, exactly what Top Gear should be about, so I'll try to focus on that. But as the owner of a 206 I disagree.. quite massively. I think Andai will as well...
     
  13. T1M

    T1M ♥ MX-5 ♥

    To be fair I'd say the worst Peugeots came after the 206 (207 for example) and before the 508, at least that's what I think, those 2 cars are pretty decent (as are the 108, 208, 308 etc)
     
  14. TimBud

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    I was pissing myself during the Peugeot segment... Peed my knickers again today watching it again.
    Just to back up their gloriously generalised claim of Peugeot owners, the only 2 crashes I've ever had, have been while at was at the wheel of Peugeots.
    Only realised that last night, which made the whole thing even funnier.

    Good show.
    I really hope they can get La Ferrari, P1 and 918 on the track for a proper traditional thrash.
     
  15. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    I was trying to work out if the [spoil]original fire caused that electrical problem, or if that's how the original fire occurred[/spoil]. :hmmm:
     
  16. Camel

    Camel New Member

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    Or maybe it was a [spoil]setup. :eek: [/spoil] Dun dun DUNNNNN
     
  17. T1M

    T1M ♥ MX-5 ♥

    I'd be willing to bet the Fezza is the fastest, I really hope they can pitch them against eachother. I mean, they're gonna be close, just because 1 comes last, doesn't mean its the worst.... just means its the 3rd best hypercar in the world
     
  18. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    oh btw forgot to say congrats to Camel for his TopGear appearance!!!




    Also I can't say I noticed this one from the other week

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  19. The Compensator

    The Compensator Future heel&toe historian

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    McLaren Reveals Its Ready for Hybrid Hypercar Comparison Test



    Very interesting. :hmmm:
     
  20. Ryzza5

    Ryzza5 Notable Member

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    Assume it was because of Ferrari. And maybe Jennifer got cold feet.
     

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