Top Gear Series 26

Top Gear: Series 26, Episode 1

  • Matt and Chris go on a road trip with the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and Porsche Panamera Turbo
  • Rory races Sabine for the honour of naming a new mountain
  • Star in a Reasonably Fast Car: James Marsden

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Episode Guide

What’s the best new family estate car on the market? According to the Top Gear producers, it’s the very competent, very spacious, very practical Skoda Superb. But Matt and Chris reckon there are a couple of better solutions to the family estate car question. Namely the 208mph Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, and the 190mph Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo.

So to prove just how sensible and family-ish their Ferrari and Porsche really are, Chris and Matt headed to the fjords of Norway for a nice sensible road trip. Incorporating chainsaws, tunnels, and a strangely persistent Viking. Oh, and a couple of wingsuits and an enormous cliff, because TG really doesn’t give the BBC Health and Safety department enough to deal with on a daily basis already.

Also in this episode, Rory sets out to build Britain a whole new mountain, using nothing more than his bare hands. And a load of rocks. And the new Suzuki Ignis. A tiny four-by-four that’s quite possibly the cheapest new car capable of climbing a reasonably large hill.

A nice idea, but to spice things up a bit, the producers decided Rory should race for the honour of crowning Britain’s newest mountain against the established king of the tiny-4×4-city-car-thing market, the Fiat Panda Cross. Driven by Sabine Schmitz, a lady with no qualms about smashing a small Fiat – or indeed a medium-sized Rory – into tiny pieces in pursuit of victory.

Plus, James Marsden is in the studio as the Star in a Reasonably Fast Car.

Star in a Reasonably Fast Car

James Marsden


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