Top Gear 2018


twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,348
Las Vegas, NV
The new season started last night. They started off with a trip down V8 memory lane with a GT350R, Jag and McLaren. Including a "chase scene" with Ken Block in a 4-wheeler "cop car" as they try to outrun him with some shine on board. Block's 4-wheeler has a linear shifter! I wonder what his street car looks like. And the fastest V8 turns out to be ... not a surprise.

And Sabine as always has so much fun!

The GT350R was upped by Hennessy and he's in the "after show".

First episode was last night, second tonight (5PM PST).
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,348
Las Vegas, NV
Jumping ahead to 2020...

Did anyone watch the new Top Gear (the British version on BBC America). I watched this week's episode last night (from Sunday). They had three early "200+MPH cars". Ferrari F40, Jaguar XJ220 and a Lamborghini Diablo. While driving to one of the challenges Paddy McGuinness crashed the Diablo. These were loaner cars for the show and the owners have some degree of faith that their cars will come back in one piece. Well, I guess that owner was disappointed. There was no mention of who it was or the consequences.

Freddie Flintoff did get the XJ220 over the 200MPH mark.
 

texas mongrel

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May 3, 2009
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Houston Texas
The new team is an improvement over the last lot, but the ‘chemistry’ still seems forced. Loved Harris’s test of that insane electric VW Pikes Peak car, tho’