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Season 10 Episode 5

Series 10 Episode 5

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2007 on BBC Two
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Jeremy, James and Richard race each other using a bike, a boat and a car to find the fastest way across London. The Stig drives the 'potato baking' Caparo T1 on the track in an attempt to beat the long-standing fastest time set by the Koenigsegg.

After the excitement of commuting across London, Richard regains the will to live by racing an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster against a man on roller-skates... with rockets strapped to his back.

Simon Cowell - a man who is liked by some people - is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that to unlock him you have to run your finger down his face like that [runs his finger down an audience member's face]. And that if he were getting divorced from Paul McCartney, he'd keep his stupid, whining mouth shut. All we know is he's called the Stig.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: [Jeremy really likes the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster...] I would rather be in this, than in Keira Knightley.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Dirk Auer was the rather brave/foolish man who attached three 100 bhp jet engines to himself and raced Richard in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster. Mad? Probably furious - he lost.

    • Stig's Lap Time:

      Caparo T1: 1.10.6

      This time was not added to the Lap Time's board, as the Caparo T1 was deemed unable to deal with speed humps - something all cars must be able to do for the lap time to be valid.

    • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car:


      Simon Cowell: 1.45.9


      Simon Cowell - a man so lost in himself, a man with such conceit, he believes that when somebody drives past him and makes an obscene hand gesture, he thinks they are doing it at the car he's driving and not him.


       

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