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Discussion in 'General' started by samkiller42, 13 Dec 2010.

  1. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil What's a Dremel?

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    They've had some brilliant guests so far this series, looks like they pulling out the big guns. Should make for a fun interview...
     
  2. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    He's got a film (Focus) out towards the end of the month, so there's the reason he's there.

    Edit:

    Confirmed in the spoiler below as his co-star Margot Robbie in on the show too.

    Jeremy Clarkson tests the new BMW M4 at the track before switching to another BMW, the space-age, hybrid powered i8, for a revealing trip up the A1 to Whitby. When he gets there, and fuelled by a portion of fish and chips, Clarkson must decide which of the two he would rather take for the drive home.

    Also in this programme, Richard Hammond marks the imminent demise of the legendary Land Rover Defender with a heart stopping attempt to drive one straight up the side of a dam.

    Meanwhile, James May makes a rare trip to the Top Gear track to test the brand new, 500 horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT.

    The stars in the Reasonably Priced Car are actress Margot Robbie and Hollywood superstar Will Smith.
     
  3. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil What's a Dremel?

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    Most guests are only on the show to pimp their new film/tv series/book/album etc, that doesn't bother me really. I mean, it's Will Smith, come on... :D
     
  4. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    I have all of his albums and have seen 90% of his films. I guess I'll tune for this...
     
  5. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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  6. Unicorn

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    I'll be tuning in tonight for Will Smith & Margot Robbie!
     
  7. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Awesome episode i thought. Was good to see James on the test track.

    Bring on Episode 5.

    Sam
     
  8. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Will Smith looked like he'd been punched in the balls when he lost to Margot! He seemed to have watering eyes throughout - maybe he's in pain from the back surgery?

    Anyway, I didn't enjoy SIARPC much (I never think the A-list celebrities are really suited to Top Gear - they never seem comfortable), but everything else was pretty epic.
     
  9. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    Well as they pointed out at the end, the Landrover winch climb was utterly pointless. Then of course the BMW I8, touted as 130+mpg and only clocking 31mpg....
     
  10. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Top Gear in about an hour and a half, Don't forget it!

    Sam
     
  11. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    What a waste the last 15 minutes was, the breakfast meeting was funny but the rest, meh.
     
  12. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Have to say, I never thought I'd prefer the LaFerrari over the Porche or McLaren but that V12 soundtrack was just head-explodingly good. Not a bad looking car either....
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    McLaren hands down for me... Ferraris and Porsches fill me with nothing but 'meh'... Hell the BMW i8 filled me with more excitement than the laFerrari or the 918...


    And the McLaren/Porsche/Ferrari cluster**** over the 3-way test is probably in case the test makes their car look bad against the competition...
     
  14. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    Do you drive a Peugeot then? :D :p
     
  15. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    Used to, back when they made proper cars, a 306 GTi6. :rock:
     
  16. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Minimodder

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    The Ferrari test was very enjoyable to watch and while I do indeed think the car is gorgeous, And sounds like a monster I would sooner have the McLaren or the BMW i8 over the Porsche and the Ferrari.

    Start in a Car was good quite enjoyed it and seeing another very quick time is always a joy to watch. the Peugeot piece at the end was silly and typical top gear and I was laughing myself into a painful side within moments, despite how predictable it all was.

    Really hope they can get all 3 cars round the track together and we can see whats the scores on the doors, should be good when it does happen eventually.
     
  17. pete*

    pete* Something witty here.

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    My car was on Top Gear!!! :D :D :D
    The shockingly bad 3008. Hahaha. Ahhh, it moves. All it needs to do, lol.
     
  18. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    i have a new style 307 1.6hdi and its surprisingly not THAT bad a car.

    maniacs the lot of you :D
     
  19. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I actually WANTED a 306 back in 1996, but they refused me a test drive.
    I wandered across town, tested & ordered a Rover 200 the same day.
     
  20. Craig_T

    Craig_T What's a Dremel?

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    I went to see Top Gear Live last night, then home to watch top gear.. Both were tremendous!
     

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