Top Gear

Season 10 Episode 3

Series 10 Episode 3

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 2007 on BBC Two
9.4
out of 10
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61 votes
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Episode Summary

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Have you ever wondered which would win in a race between a Typhoon jet fighter and a Bugatti Veyron driven by Richard? Neither have I, but someone at Top Gear has, so it should be a giggle. As should the self-parking Lexus LS600h - a demonstration of which could well end in more headlines. The new Lamborghini Reventón - the new limited-edition model based on the Murciélago LP640 - will also be in the studio.

James drives the new Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead and Jeremy gets to play with the new Ferrari Fiorano 599 GTB. He also drives something much smaller and less sophisticated... this doesn't mean he will be getting a piggy back from Richard, he'll be driving something called the Peel P50.

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Back on form

    9.7
    This episode is definately a great episode and the best of the series so far. The last two episodes have been quite average and I was reluctant to write a review for them but this is back up to the amazing standard they set with the last to series.



    The best part of the episode by far was the Peel and Clarkson driving it through the BBC. It was an inspired moment and had everyone laughing uncontrollably.



    The thing that lost this episode the 0.3 from the score was the dreadful jokes that they insist on doing with James during the news segment. This is the third time they've done it in three episodes and it is terrible. It seems scripted and isn't funny.



    Apart from that it was an almost flawless episode.moreless
  • Astounded.

    10
    This was the first time that I got to see Lamborghini's newest car, the Reventón ( pronounced Rebenton, thanks to Jeremy for pointing that out ). This car is amazing, one of those things that make your jaw drop on first glimpse. It has been styled of the latest jet fighters, and just looks stunning. The only thing I can comment on that is negative, is that they didnt spend enough time on the car, I would have liked to see more about it, but I hope they bring it back in a future episode, which maybe unlikely, due to the fact that very few were made, not sure how many ended up in the Uk either. All in all, if youre into cars, especially Lamborghini's, then you will love this ep.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • It's a good thing that Jeremy reviewed the Peel P-50. During Episode 1 of Series 2, Richard listed it as number four on a list of cars he hates. Only the Vauxhall Vectra, the Suzuki X90 and the Nissan Sunny were worse in Richard's mind!

    • The audience figure for this episode 6.4 million - a 24% share.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that he gets terrible eczema on his helmet. And that if he'd been the Video Ref' in the World Cup rugby final, he would have seen that of course it was a try, you blind, Australian halfwit. All we know is he's called the Stig.

    • James May: [referring to the Rolls Royce Phantom drophead] You don't really want to ride around in the back of this car unless you are the Queen of England or Elton John, which is the same thing, really.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Stig's Lap Time:

      Ferrari Fiorano 599 GTB: 1.21.2

    • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car:


      Ronnie Wood: 1.49.4


      Ronnie Wood once stayed awake for six days and nights. On the seventh day he rested. This evidence suggests that Ronnie is in fact - God.

    • The BBC journalists who appear in this episode are:

      John Humphrys (the Today programme, Radio 4)
      Fiona Bruce (newsreader, BBC1)
      Matthew Amaroliwala (newsreader, News 24)
      Jane Hill (newsreader, News 24)
      Dermot Murnaghan (newsreader, BBC1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: ...and that if he'd been the Video Ref' in the World Cup rugby final, he would have seen that of course it was a try, you blind, Australian halfwit.


      Reference to a decision not to award a seemingly good try to England in the recent Rugby World Cup Final.

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