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The "Top Gear", Season 24/25/26 thread

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Django x2, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Alibaba99

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    Yet the 919 Evo was slower round Spa than an F1 car, shows hows quick F1 cars really are.
     
  2. Felix

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    People on the internet complain they don't know who actress Emilia Fox is. BBC go off and find someone off the internet. People on the internet still go "who the ****?".

    The airbag football was quite amusing.
     
  3. Jonnycoupe

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    Good to see a guest with some actual energy for once.
     
  4. HoneyBadger

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    I enjoyed it, I also would have taken the 911 hands down. I did actually laugh out loud when Flintoff was talking to the Stig and he looked over at him
     
  5. SDK^

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    When the 919 Evo set the Spa time in 2018 it was quicker than the 2017 F1 time. I guess F1 has progressed since.
     
  6. King4aDay

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    Anyone else think the final challenge in the sports car segment was really badly conceived? Go to all the trouble of lining up 3 ex-professional racing drivers then have them spend the whole time navigating with zero chance of them making any difference on the track?
     
  7. Fluke?

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    Yeah it was a shame really. Could have made for a good race but they completely nerfed it. Even the bit where Damon Hill kicked Chris out of the Porsche but Flintoff stayed in when the Stig was hooning around was a bit weird.
     
  8. DereksDontRun

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    Wasn't that to essentially make it more even with regards to power/weight?
    911 992 Carrera S is 444hp and 1515kg (accoring to Wiki)
    Aston Vantage is 503hp and 1530kg (accoring to Wiki)

    add 120kg to each for fuel and a driver? means the power/weight of the 911 is 0.272, which means the Vantage would have to gain 200kg (so 2 x Freddy) to equal it (so, it still had a power/weight advantage with Freddy in the car). I think that's about right?!?
     
  9. Hodders

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    Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, none of them are sports cars, they are GT cars.

    Caterham, Lotus Elise, those are sports cars...
     
  10. AndyCr15

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    I guess they were trying to appeal to younger folk with this guest. I had no idea who he was, until they mentioned the boxing match against the other YouTuber.. then I at least knew of him I guess.

    Yeah, I was tempted to skip past as I had no idea who he was initially, but stuck about and I thought he was actually reasonably entertaining.

    This is the thing though, isn't it. They often have reasonably good ideas, but then just make them rather pointless.

    Still, an entertaining show I thought.
     
  11. theone8181

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    IMO sports cars is a very vague term, some people class an audi TT as one or an MX5.
     
  12. Maccy

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    A 911 isn't a sports car?
     
  13. King4aDay

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    Yeah none of them really seemed to know what was going on.
     
  14. Fluke?

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    God knows. That sounds far too sensible and considered for Top Gear :D
     
  15. Hedge

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    Isn't the show just made for silly entertainment? I don't think any of the challenges actually have any real competition in mind. Its all just for a bit of fun.
     
  16. Nasher

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    The M8 is kinda ugly and bland for that price tag.

    (and slow lol)
     
  17. Sonea Fifer

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    This (the last) weeks episode featured a very poignant tribute to a racing legend.

    The BMW wouldn't even get a seconds thought given the availability from the competition within this price range.

    Star in a reasonably priced car was skipped (as usual) and as I'm guessing many others have also been doing for some time now?

    Emergency services challenge was mindless, entertaining fun.
     
  18. The_Abyss

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    Filler episode to me, other than the tribute section.
     
  19. NVP

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    "Fastest BMW ever" with a top speed of 189 :confused:
     
  20. hartgeh3

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    no-one did any research did they lol