On the final challenge, Matt initially made good progress as Chris’ Porsche got temporarily stuck, but Chris later caught up as the Lamborghini’s low ground clearance made Matt temporarily stuck before he chained the Lamborghini’s rear tyres. Each presenter chose diesel vehicles: Notwithstanding various modifications—including wheels, tyres, brakes, the exhaust of an unknown TVR , the rear wing from a Super Aguri F1 car which was later taken off , a wooden front splitter which caught fire —the presenters were unable to beat the Evo’s time. These features have become much less prominent over the life of the programme they were much more regular during the first four series ; they have been superseded in later series by the “How hard can it be? Matt tried the highway approach, where he got stuck at a tollbooth, while Chris decided to take the mountain pass and the backroads, where he had to deal with local traffic. Hammond won most of the challenges, and May’s Urraco was a constant source of problems due to its poor electrics – it arrived in Bristol on the back of a tow truck, and broke down on almost every leg of the trip.

As they climbed higher into the mountains, the final challenge arrived at Mammoth Mountain where they have to race across the snowy mountain. The presenters tried to host a drive time radio show on BBC Southern Counties Radio in Brighton, but ended up with many complaints from the listeners. According to the County Council, it would take an entire week, but the Top Gear team achieved it in just one day although they did have 32 men working with them. Chris won the race by a small margin, however, back in the UK, his RX-7 didn’t get a profitable offer. May had little trouble loading his van, but had an uncooperative immigrant. Fifth Gear will be back on August 11th.

Archived from the original on 19 May Clarkson won the challenge despite bringing the most unreliable of the three cars when he earned more by breaking up his car and selling it for parts.

They also attempted and failed to break streettfire record set by Richard Branson for the fastest crossing of the Channel in an amphibious vehicle.

Despite May’s prediction of a Hyundai Accent 3-cylinder diesel, the car was revealed to be a Renault Avantime. He then wrongfooted May by parking just behind the LDV to stop it unloading. As the field consisted predominately of high-end sports and supercars, none of the presenters managed to overtake any competitors. Hammond expected to be part of the aerial display, and was tsreetfire to take part in a Wing walking demonstration during which he spent most of the time screaming.

Eddie made it first to the finish, joined by Sabine, and soon after Evans. May won by reachingthough the Jaguar broke down and had to have its oil and episore replaced.

After fixing his brakes, Clarkson arrived last with his trailer on fire. Hammond fitted a poorly constructed bodykit to the BMW. During the peisode leg, Matt was hindered by his motorcycle’s small fuel tank, and Sabine ran out of money, forcing her to reach the destination on foot. The GT4 used in this challenge was later bought and being repaired by Hammond, only to be damaged again when he was in the Petrolheadswhere he was tricked and rammed during a challenge.


Upon reaching Ho Chi Minh City, the presenters were given fitfh task of modifying their bikes to reach a floating bar. A recurring feature on Top Gear involves the hosts undertaking a number of bizarre challenges involving cars.

The presenters were set the challenge of building amphibious cars, and using them to get to—and across—a two-mile-wide reservoir.

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The presenters decided to speed up the road works on the B near Bidford in Warwickshire. Only Hammond manages to finish the race, with Clarkson’s scooter falling down a hill into a set of trees, and May aborting the mission and getting stuck outside a pub near Crickhowell. However, as his co-presenters pointed out, the image appeared in Clarkson’s own newspaper column in The Seaeon to which he responded that they both also have newspaper columns that they could have used.

May bought a Fifthh Scorpio Cardinal hearse which was initially mocked by the others, despite May pointing out the potent Cosworth -designed V6 engine and traction control. May had little trouble loading his van, but had stretefire uncooperative immigrant. May’s car was in worse condition with nasal mucus, scabs and saliva costing him 30 points.

In his apology, he stated that he was “extremely keen” to avoid using the word, and that he had to do three takes with the film, adding that he was “mortified” that he appeared to actually mumble the word and that he did everything he could to avoid it being transmitted on the show. However, for tea, Hammond provided fish and chips for all the workmen.

After the track day, the presenters then had to prep their cars for a Concours d’Elegance competition. Clarkson Clarkson declared himself the winner and May as the loser as he could not even give his car away.

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Epic race from Wembley to the San Siro stadium in Milan: Reports Are Coming In: The trip involved going to the places where all their cars were ‘born’, beginning at the Lotus factory in Norfolkthen onto the Jensen factory in West Bromwichbefore finishing at the TVR factory in Blackpool.

After crashing into May a few times, May got fed up and abandoned him. Challenges included determining strfetfire cars’ top speed on an unregulated autobahninterior space by carrying a German Oompah bandand an ADAC evaluation of the cars. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. May bought a Mercedes-Benz E 2. This show will be good as long as the hosts have more time to work together and learn to be a team.


The presenters were sent to Botswana to buy a car that was not an off-road vehicle and had only two-wheel drive, which they would drive across the country, from the eastern border of Zimbabwe to the western border of Namibia approximately 1, miles. Over on VWvortexa guy who works on the show posted some candid pictures from them taping in Death Valley. As in previous challenges, the producers provided a replacement vehicle to any presenter whose vehicle broke down, in this challenge a Honda minibike decorated in a stars and Stripes livery with Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen playing on an iPod redubbed with The Star-Spangled Banner in some versionscausing much distress to the presenters due to the Vietnam War with America.

Retrieved from ” https: It eventually flooded and sank. Meanwhile, May tests out the new Range Rover in London, before heading to the Nevada Automotive Test Centre in Nevada, to see how good it is off-road in a 10 miles 16 kilometres race against a autonomous military machine, the TerraMaxand James McAvoy drives around the track as the latest star in the Kia Cee’d.

Hammond and May tried to convert a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle. Hammond’s gearbox failed in the final stages of the race, but still beat May by two laps although the Jaguar suffered wear during the race, it only broke down once when the brake fluid overheated. The first test was hedge cutting, where the Track-tor’s power overwhelmed the presenters as it frequently did wheelies and killing the scarecrow in the process.

Despite the car’s reputation for durability, it turned out to be the most unreliable car, suffering multiple drivetrain and suspension breakdowns right from the start. Clarkson had a more professional paint job, and installed an even more powerful turbo.

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Clarkson recorded the fastest time despite blowing his engine, followed by Hammond with May slowest. All of the other credited crew had their first names changed to “Billy Bob”. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from May All Wikipedia articles needing clarification Wikipedia articles needing clarification from December May was given glamour model and Page 3 girl Madison Welch.

All of them also installed some sort of bed. May tried to paint the Jaguar in British racing green only to run out of paint and spent the rest fixing the strewtfire. In the previous series, the presenters planted their own biofuel crop, which was rapeseed. Despite this, May made no modifications, and it had the least breakdowns.