Top Gear

Season 2 Episode 7

Series 2 Episode 7

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 22, 2003 on BBC Two
9.1
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The 655bhp Koenigsegg records the fastest straight-line speed on the Top Gear track, but can it set the fastest lap time? A Renault Megane is crash-tested and there's the first look at the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

While Jeremy drives the Hummer H2, Richard drives the Talon Riot Control Vehicle through a Portacabin. Stuart Hall extols the virtues of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and Neil Morrissey is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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  • Top gear with safety theme!

    9.7
    The show starts with Jeremy recounting the crash by 'Stig' that appeared in the local papers. 'Top Gear 'yobs' wreck 1 million pounds car'. The Daily Mail 'Top Gear hooligans'.



    The theme of the show tonight is safety. So its best to start with the 655bhp Swedish super car Koenigsegg! Its lighter, more aerodynamic and more powerful than the MacLaren F1. 0-60mph in just 3 second and 245mph top speed (claimed). Top Gear speed track are not long enough, even the Pagani Zonda can only top 170 mph before the track runs out. The Kenigsegg tops 174 mph, making it the fastest car in straight line at their track. Not a nimble car, 'you can drive this car to the gym and turn around to go home and got a ton of exercise than the workout!', 'This is the meanest, angriest, heaviest, most unforgiving machine I've come across', Jeremy. What about the car around the track? Stig run it to match Pagona at 1:28:9.



    Neil Morrissey is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car with an astonishing time of 1:48, quicker than Jeremy and second only to J.K.



    Richard tested the new small family car Renault Mégane is up next. '...they made a car that is completely cutting-edge cool'. He love the interior with all the storage spaces, although it does not drive better than the Ford Focus. Renault Mégane is a very safe car. Richard crash test it at 30mph with a live driver.



    The most beautiful car, according to Jeremy is the Aston Vantage.



    General Patton said 'Victory would not have been possible without the Humvee'. With 16 inches of ground clearance, its the highest among the off-road cars. The passenger will have problem talking o one another as the seats are so far apart ,'.they're in the different time zone.' Jeremy. A humongous road vehicle that company was bought by General Motors who introduce the Hummer H2. Although small and lighter, its horrible on and off the road.moreless

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