Top Gear Series 6

Top Gear: Series 6, Episode 3

  • James drives the Maserati Bora.
  • Jeremy’s Ford GT finally arrives.
  • Jeremy tests the Wiesmann MF 3 & TVR Tuscan.
  • Richard drives the Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
  • Jeremy opens a public pool in a Rolls-Royce.
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Christopher Eccleston.

Episode Guide

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Review: Aston Martin DB9 Volante. Richard finds it to be too wobbly and shiny, and proves that more people would like a puppy than this car.

News: Clarkson’s Ford GT finally arrives and is shown in the studio alongside Hammond’s dream car, a half-timbered Morgan. They talk about the sacrifices needed to make in order to enjoy owning “the car of your dreams”.

Review: May drives the Maserati Bora, which is his favourite Italian 70s supercar, and his overall favourite except for the old Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The Bora had comfort and sophistication, but luxurious touches made it the slowest supercar of the 70s. May is vindicated as it is civilised and is still decent to drive in the modern era.

Main Review: Clarkson reviews the Wiesmann MF3 and the TVR Tuscan. The Tuscan is proven to be a very hard and complicated car to enter and drive. Lap times of 1:27.9 (Wiesmann) and 1:24.8 (TVR). But Richard (who hates TVRs) and Jeremy prefer the Wiesmann.

Stunt: Clarkson attends the opening of the Chipping Norton lido, near his home, driving a Rolls-Royce into it, apparently as a surprise.

Feature: They also present the new Batmobile from Batman Begins in the studio.

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Christopher Eccleston, for whom they must find an automatic Liana (as he is only qualified to drive an automatic gearbox), 1:52.4.

Some say…

“Some say that he appears on high value stamps in Sweden, and that he can catch fish with his tongue. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

Stig Power Laps

Wiesmann MF 3
1:27.90
TVR Tuscan
1:24.80

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

Christopher Eccleston
1:52.40

Music

Maserati Bora Review:
01:02 – 01:17 – The Chi-Lites – Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)
01:26 – 02:07 – Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
02:07 – 02:30 – George Baker – Little Green Bag
02:40 – 03:05 – Gomez – Get Miles
03:05 – 03:30 – Goldfrapp – Forever
03:32 – 04:02 – Ian Brown – Keep What Ya Got
04:20 – 04:38 – Lemon Jelly – ’68 (aka Only Time)
04:39 – 05:12 – Kasabian – Ovary Stripe
05:29 – 05:53 – Craig Armstrong – Satine’s Theme

Wiesmann vs. TVR Review:
16:01 – 16:43 – Cliff Martinez – Maybe You’re My Puppet
16:42 – 16:44 – Juno Reactor – Nitrogen, Pt. 1
16:49 – 17:07 – Juno Reactor – Nitrogen, Pt. 1
17:10 – 17:58 – Juno Reactor – Conga Fury (Animatrix Mix)
18:24 – 18:37 – Juno Reactor – Nitrogen, Pt. 1
18:46 – 19:10 – Primal Scream – Vanishing Dub
19:10 – 19:39 – Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers
19:39 – 20:16 – Alan Silvestri – Burn it Down
20:29 – 21:18 – Johann Strauss II – The Blue Danube, Op. 314
21:20 – 21:27 – Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers
21:57 – 23:39 – Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Reed Flutes
22:47 – 22:51 – Rammstein – Rammstein
22:51 – 23:30 – Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Reed Flutes
23:30 – 23:49 – Juno Reactor – Nitrogen, Pt. 1
23:49 – 23:56 – Alan Silvestri – Burn it Down
23:56 – 23:59 – Juno Reactor – Nitrogen, Pt. 1
23:59 – 24:01 – Alan Silvestri – Burn it Down
24:01 – 24:33 – Angelo Badalamenti – Falling
25:00 – 25:19 – Angelo Badalamenti – Falling

‘The Stig’ Lap:
26:45 – 26:51 – Yes – Yours Is No Disgrace
27:05 – 27:08 – Yes – Yours Is No Disgrace

Aston Martin DB9 Volante Review:
39:38 – 39:52 – Craig Armstrong – Heatmiser 2
39:49 – 40:01 – The Killers – Believe Me Natalie
40:00 – 40:21 – Engineers – Let’s Just See
40:23 – 40:54 – Zero 7 – Look Up
40:55 – 41:36 – Autechre – Eggshell
42:01 – 42:14 – TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun
42:18 – 42:42 – Ian Brown – Solarized
42:42 – 42:54 – Doves – Snowden
42:56 – 43:14 – Looper – Mondo ’77
44:05 – 44:34 – Groove Armada – Hands of Time
44:43 – 45:47 – Doves – Snowden

‘76 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow:
50:44 – 51:15 – The Spencer Davis Group – I’m a Man
51:15 – 51:37 – The Who – The Seeker
51:38 – 52:33 – Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
52:58 – 53:23 – John Powell – Nuts ‘N’ Bolts
53:44 – 53:52 – John Powell – Nuts ‘N’ Bolts
54:34 – 54:59 – John Powell – Nuts ‘N’ Bolts
55:15 – 55:28 – Gabriel Fauré – Pavane
55:28 – 55:34 – Dick Walter – Here Comes the Band!
55:41 – 56:33 – Dick Walter – Here Comes the Band!

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Markus Folkesson February 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Amazon didn’t work outside US. Really bad for a swedish Top Gear-fan!

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