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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
9.3
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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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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A fantastic episode but it also has Simon Cowell. A deffinate Love or Hate personality.

    9.5
    I would have rated this episode perfect if it wasnt't for Simon Cowell. He was the star in a reasonably priced car and he was so full of himself and arrogent for the whole segment, it should of been called Simons Space. But enough of that lets see what else this episode had to offer.



    All the lads including stig had a race to the London Airport. Richard by mountain bike, James by car, Jeremy by speed boat and the Stig by public transport. This was a very amusing race and and I was glued to every second of this.

    Jeremy tests the Caparo T1. This is a like a road going Formula One car and it was as reliable as them as well. In other words, quick but breaks down a lot. Richard also looks at the Astin Martin V8 Vantage roadster. This is a stuning car and to prove how fast it is, he races a man on rollerskates, with jetpacks on his back.

    This was another top episode to add to the fantastic collection they have already done.



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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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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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