Top Gear Series 20

Top Gear: Series 20, Episode 4

  • The boys attempt to turn a Ford Transit Van into a hovercraft.
  • Jeremy power tests the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series & SLS AMG Electric Drive.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Hugh Jackman.

Episode Guide

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Review: Jeremy compare the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series to the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. The Black Series is now faster and has better handing than the normal one due to its lighter weight, more horsepower, a rear wing and electronic differentials. He sums the Black Series up by saying that it was built to make a lap fast, while the normal one was built to make a lap fun. The Electric Drive however, comes with a more powerful engine and its own “high-visibility jacket”, although it is very quiet. But, against the petrol-powered Black Series, it is dominant in a drag race because of its four independent motors powering each wheel, despite it being heavier by half a ton, due to having 864 batteries in the spine of the chassis. Jeremy sums it up as a brilliant car, but the drawbacks are quite significant, as the range is not very good, and it cost £360,00, but it does show that when the oil runs out, cars can still develop. The Stig sets a time of 1:21;7 in the Electric Drive, but sets a faster time of 1:19:0 in the Black Series, showing the difference between the petrol and the electric versions of a car.

News: Jeremy talks about the government’s attitude to speed limits, saying that the new Minster of Transport said that the new proposed speed limit of 80mph will not take action, as people currently drive at 95mph, 15 more than that speed limit. He then thanks the Minister and ends the news to make sure that the producer doesn’t edit it out, as they have previously done, otherwise there would be no news.

Challenger, part 1: The boys try to turn a Ford Transit van into a makeshift hovercraft for the people in towns that are flooded reguarlarly. Hammond explains that two 90hp engines are more than enough, while Clarkson protests saying that it isn’t enough. The finished product works on the road, though not discretly, as well as there not being any space in the back. They geared up in wetsuits for testing on a reservoir, however, the “hovervan” immediately sinks. Back in the studio, Clarkson blames Hammond for not having powerful enough engines, Hammond blames May’s skirt being too short, and May blames Clarkson for going in too fast.
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Hugh Jackman sets a time of 1:46:1, becoming the third fastest.

Some say…

Some say that he also has a button that makes him hum, and that if he played football for Manchester United he’d be loyal, because he’s not a potato-headed oaf. But all we know is he’s the Stig!”

Stig Power Laps

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series
1:19.00
Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive
1:21.70

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Hugh Jackman
1:46.10

Music

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Supercars:
00:48 – 01:03 – ?
01:03 – 02:04 – Hybrid – Empire
02:03 – 02:08 – Ian Honeyman – Lady Death
02:08 – 03:00 – Hans Zimmer – Red Warrior
03:00 – 03:14 – John Murphy – Safehouse/Ambush
03:14 – 03:30 – Hans Zimmer – Red Warrior
03:30 – 03:49 – ?
03:49 – 03:59 – Ian Honeyman – Nothing from this Planet
04:03 – 04:25 – Neosignal – Angst
05:23 – 05:41 – Brian Tyler – Raiding the Palace
05:50 – 06:14 – John Murphy – Hit Girl Drives Home
06:10 – 06:44 – Marius Vries – Stabbing-Morphine
07:13 – 07:26 – ?
07:33 – 08:51 – Hybrid – Dogstar (Instrumental)
08:51 – 09:39 – Deadmau5 – Superliminal
09:42 – 10:13 – U.N.K.L.E – Trouble in Paradise (Variation on a Theme)

‘The Stig’ Lap:
11:21 – 11:25 – London Music Works – Captain Pugwash

HoverVan Challenge, Pt. 1:
15:46 – 16:19 – Richard Wagner – The Ride of the Valkyries
17:19 – 17:50 – David Holmes – Benedict Returns
18:29 – 18:34 – Roy Budd – Radio Music
19:10 – 19:24 – Average White Band – School Boy Crush
19:24 – 19:31 – The Dust Brothers – Corporate World
19:37 – 19:43 – ?
20:21 – 20:40 – Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
21:07 – 21:31 – The Daniel Caine Orchestra – The A-Team
21:31 – 21:59 – Danny Elfman – Final Confrontation (Terminator Salvation)
22:34 – 23:24 – Ronnie Hazlehurst – Last of the Summer Wine
23:39 – 23:57 – David Holmes – Kensington Chump
24:17 – 24:24 – Henry Jackman – Time to Engage
24:21 – 25:26 – Henry Jackman – Marshmallows

HoverVan Challenge, Pt. 2:
39:36 – 39:57 – David Holmes – $165 Million + Interest
40:02 – 41:01 – James Horner – The Launch
43:46 – 44:04 – Dirk Brossé – Champagne at 2:00 (Alt Cue)
44:36 – 45:12 – James Horner – The Launch
45:12 – 45:34 – Edvard Grieg – Morning Mood
46:00 – 46:09 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
46:09 – 46:17 – ?
46:33 – 46:48 – Dirk Brossé – Champagne at 2:00 (Alt Cue)
46:52 – 47:02 – ?
47:47 – 48:01 – Bobby Tahouri – Echelon Conspiracy (Slam Orchestra Edit)
48:14 – 48:35 – Dirk Brossé – Champagne at 2:00 (Alt Cue)
48:38 – 48:54 – Dirk Brossé – Champagne at 2:00 (Alt Cue)
49:21 – 50:34 – The Big Pink – Jump Music (Instrumental)
50:36 – 50:45 – Dirk Brossé – Champagne at 2:00 (Alt Cue)
51:28 – 51:52 – Pasquale Catalano – Train 2
51:59 – 52:06 – ?
53:14 – 53:29 – ?
54:18 – 54:31 – Dirk Brossé – Champagne at 2:00 (Alt Cue)
55:13 – 55:29 – ?
56:19 – 57:17 – ?
57:41 – 58:14 – Steve Jablonsky – The All Spark

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3 comments

Gerry Cleary August 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Just saw this episode on BBC 3. Remembered a real life hover van in St. Peterburg cruise port in Russia. It looked like a police or customs vehicle. It looked like the van had been driven into the skirt and a fan added on the back! Did not see it working but looked amazing

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