Top Gear: Series 16, Episode 3 – TopGearbox

  • TG check the Rolls-Royce Ghost, Mercedes S65 AMG & Bentley Mulsanne in Albania.
  • Jeremy checks the Ford Focus RS500, Cosworth Impreza STI & Volvo C30 PCP.
  • Star in a Moderately Priced Automotive: Jonathan Ross.

Episode Information

Tonight’s episode begins with the TG boys in Albania, testing 3 candidate automobiles for the Albanian Mafia. On the ferry from Kofu to Albania, James introduces us to the automotive he has introduced alongside – the brand new £200,000 Rolls Royce Ghost. Richard has chosen the Mercedes S65 AMG and Jeremy, properly, he was meant to be in a Bentley Mulsanne. Besides he wasn’t – only a few days prior Bentley determined they weren’t going to lend him the automotive. After the ferry docked in Albania, Jeremy exhibits the us the substitute automotive he has organized to make use of as a substitute – a Yugo 101 Skala 55. Jeremy argues that it’s much like the Bentley in a variety of methods “The Yugo is strictly the identical because the Bentley Mulsanne in the identical approach that Roy Hattersley is similar as a bathtub of lard.” Jeremy and Richard agree and so they all hit the highway, heading inland and into the rain to start the check. James loves the Ghost, regardless of it being primarily based on a BMW 7-series. Richard additionally loves the S65 AMG and is impressed by how a lot energy it has for a big automotive. Jeremy however, isn’t so form about his “Bentley”. He explains, “I have to say I’m terribly disillusioned by the Bentley. It’s the costliest of the three – £220,000 – and from the place I’m sitting, it’s exhausting to see why.”

After some time the highway turned to dust – and as a substitute of white strains to divide the lanes, the Albanians use giant rocks as a substitute. James and Richard each report that their automobiles go easily over the rutted terrain – nonetheless Jeremy wasn’t getting on too properly within the “Bentley”, ultimately getting caught on a big rock. Quickly after, the highway involves an finish at a river crossing – which the boys should cross on an previous ferry. The boys gently load the automobiles, regardless of Jeremy’s worries of the two.8t “Bentley” sinking the boat. Somewhat bit additional down the highway, it turns into obvious that there are an insane quantity of Mercedes-Benz automobiles on the highway in Albania – giving Richard’s automotive the benefit of with the ability to mix in with the group. Jeremy reveals that they make up a whopping 80% of all automobiles registered within the nation, and in addition suggesting that almost all of them have been stolen from neighbouring international locations. The rain subsides and the boys hit a coast highway. Jeremy’s “Bentley” overheats after some spirited driving and involves a cease on a steep hill. After cooling down it fails to start out once more, so he makes an attempt to roll backwards and push begin the automotive in reverse – however this fails as properly after he runs up in opposition to a aspect barrier. A roadside mechanic will get it going once more and the boys press on, ultimately arriving at a disused submarine base – with Jeremy insisting on stopping to take a look at a few of the rusty previous subs. Within the subsequent check, the boys examine the automobiles to see which one is greatest at becoming a useless physique within the boot. James goes first and makes an attempt to raise the quite giant man’s physique into the boot, however to no avail. Embarrassingly, the person springs again to life to assist him out – climbing into the boot of the Ghost and becoming efficiently. The Mercedes was up subsequent, however a boot mounted fridge prevented the person from getting his legs in. He did nonetheless match within the “Bentley”, however he may simply be seen via the rear window – defeating the aim of placing him in there within the first place.

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Within the information, Jeremy mentions a thoughts studying hat which Honda has developed. Jeremy exhibits us the brand new 4-wheel drive Ferrari FF and Richard mentions the brand new Fiat 500 Twin-air, which is quite thirsty regardless of having a 2-cylinder engine.

Within the subsequent section, Jeremy is out on the monitor testing a brand new Cosworth automotive – the Subaru Impreza STI CS400. Besides he reveals there aren’t many Subaru components remaining on the automotive – “The two.5L flat 4 engine is fitted with new pistons, bearings, conrods, gaskets and head nuts. Together with a completely reworked oil pump, turbocharger, intercooler, consumption system and exhaust.” There have been comparable modifications elsewhere on the automotive too -with new wheels, tyres, springs, dampers, bushings and brakes. Jeremy suggests these adjustments assist add slightly little bit of magic to the automotive, which was once discovered on previous mannequin Subaru Impreza’s. Jeremy additionally praises the experience high quality and in addition the sheer pace of the automotive – with a 0-60mph time of three.5 seconds. However this comes at a price – turbo lag. At 60mph in fifth gear, placing your foot to the ground does virtually nothing.

Jeremy then wheels out a competitor – the Ford Focus RS500. Jeremy calls it “Good”, though it has barely much less energy and is entrance wheel drive. The Focus may also do 165mph – which is 10mph sooner than a BMW M5. Additionally it is properly outfitted and solely prices £35,000, which is £15,000 lower than the Cosworth Impreza. Logic would have the Focus because the automotive to purchase – nonetheless it isn’t that straightforward. Jeremy introduces a 3rd contender – the Volvo C30 PCP “Polestar”. The PCP relies on a standard C30, however in a drag race the PCP beats each the Subaru and the Ford. The PCP makes use of the identical engine that’s discovered within the Focus, nonetheless Volvo has managed to get 400bhp out of it – which means 0-60mph in . It additionally has four-wheel drive and handles extremely properly even within the rain. Sadly the PCP was constructed as a one-off and can by no means be put into manufacturing. Again within the studio, the Subaru and the Ford are each put across the monitor within the moist – with the Subaru being 3 seconds sooner probably as a result of benefit of 4 wheel drive. Jeremy additionally reveals that the Cosworth Impreza and Focus RS500 are each being made in very restricted numbers and have already offered out.

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Jeremy introduces Jonathan Ross because the Star in a Moderately Priced Automotive. Jonathan laps a sluggish 1:49.00 on a moist monitor.

Again in Albania, the boys have lined their automobiles up on a disused runway to have a drag race. Richard is assured that the 604bhp Mercedes can be victorious – and whereas James’ Rolls Royce has solely 563bhp, it has 3 additional gears, bringing the whole to eight. Jeremy’s “Bentley” fails to start out so Richard and James give him a push begin. It splutters to life and Jeremy leaves them behind to get a head begin. Jeremy and Richard rush again to their automobiles and set off in pursuit – with the Mercedes being the marginally sooner of the 2. They quickly overtake Jeremy and Richard wins the race by just a few automotive lengths. Afterwards, the boys discover the airfield and uncover a considerable amount of deserted MIG fighter jets after the “Bentley” overheats. Jeremy and James re-live their chilly battle fantasies whereas the Bentley’s engine cools, with Richard selecting to attend within the Mercedes.

Within the closing check, the boys determine to rob a financial institution to see which of the three makes a greater getaway automotive. The subsequent day, Jeremy exits the financial institution first and takes the Mercedes. Richard comes out subsequent and takes the Rolls Royce – sadly leaving James with the “Bentley”. Jeremy and Richard race via town collectively and are adopted carefully by the Albanian Rozzers as they try and make their option to the ferry to Kofu. James has the warmth throughout him because the “Bentley” struggles to tug away. Richard and James ultimately make it to the ferry and it leaves the port. James nonetheless, was not so fortunate and finally ends up sending the Yugo over the sting of a cliff, crashing down within the valley under.

Again within the studio, Jeremy, Richard and James all agree that the Mercedes S65 AMG is the very best automotive of the three.

Some say…

“Some say he as soon as tore a goat in half, and that he’s now regretting shopping for his new vacation dwelling in downtown Cairo. All we all know is he’s known as the Stig.”

Stig Energy Laps

Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 1:27.70 (moist)

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Ford Focus RS500 1:30.80 (moist)

Star in a Moderately Priced Automotive

Jonathan Ross 1:49.00 (moist)


Albanian Mafia Automotive Check, Pt. 1: 01:10 – 01:45 – John Murphy – Hit-Lady & Massive Daddy 01:53 – 02:15 – Ramin Djawadi – Service provider of Dying 03:20 – 04:31 – The Prodigy – Stand Up 04:40 – 04:51 – Jon Hopkins – The Low Locations 04:56 – 05:10 – Jon Hopkins – The Low Locations 05:15 – 05:51 – Gustavo Santaolalla – Iguazu 05:54 – 06:40 – Ramin Djawadi – Service provider of Dying 07:07 – 07:15 – Alexandre Desplat – The Commute 07:15 – 07:40 – Fuck Buttons – Ribs Out 07:42 – 08:03 – David Lynch & John Neff – Go Get Some 08:05 – 08:35 – Danny Elfman – Stroll to Rasul’s 08:37 – 09:17 – Alexandre Desplat – The Commute 09:53 – 10:01 – The Chameleons – Second Pores and skin 10:04 – 10:42 – The Chameleons – Second Pores and skin 10:44 – 11:02 – The Make-Up – Save Your self 11:33 – 11:51 – The Make-Up – Save Your self 11:57 – 12:38 – Lisa Gerrad & Pieter Bourke – The Subordinate 12:38 – 12:59 – David Arnold – Nothing Sinister 13:22 – 13:38 – Hans Zimmer – Specter within the Fog

Excessive Efficiency Hatchbacks: 23:17 – 23:23 – Brian Tyler – No Guidelines of Engagement 23:22 – 23:28 – The Qemists – Drop Audio (Instrumental) 23:28 – 24:08 – Ilan Eshkeri – Troopers Assault 24:35 – 25:12 – 30 Seconds to Mars – Stranger in a Unusual Land 25:12 – 25:45 – Blockhead – Sunday Séance (Loka Remix) 25:51 – 26:18 – U.N.Okay.L.E – Ever Relaxation (Instrumental) 26:18 – 26:30 – Mark Mancina – Pop Quiz 26:26 – 26:34 – The Qemists – Take It Again 26:34 – 26:41 – ? 26:41 – 27:56 – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard – Myotis 27:56 – 28:22 – Ilan Eshkeri – Troopers Assault 28:21 – 28:40 – Patrick Chardonett – Eve By Day (Ripperton’s Lovelee Dae Combine) 28:51 – 29:00 – Hexstatic – Distorted Minds (Zero dB Remix) 29:00 – 29:14 – John Murphy – Kanada’s Dying, Pt. 1 29:14 – 29:24 – Coldcut & Hexstatic – Timber (Seiji Remix) 29:24 – 29:49 – Brian Tyler – Looking Mercenaries 29:52 – 30:07 – For A Minor Reflection – Dansi Dans 30:24 – 30:55 – The Qemists – Stompbox 30:55 – 31:34 – Brian Tyler – The Compound 31:34 – 32:21 – Wild Beasts – Underbelly (Instrumental)

‘The Stig’ Lap: 33:44 – 33:48 – The 4 Tops – Loco in Acapulco 34:08 – 34:12 – The 4 Tops – Loco in Acapulco

Albanian Mafia Automotive Check, Pt. 2: 47:13 – 47:30 – ? 47:50 – 48:11 – Harry Gregson-Williams, Trevor Rabin – NSA Analysis 48:09 – 48:56 – Zack Hemsey – Thoughts Heist 49:10 – 49:56 – Zack Hemsey – Thoughts Heist 50:00 – 50:07 – Zack Hemsey – Thoughts Heist 50:28 – 51:00 – The Choir of the Trinity School – In Paradisum 51:00 – 52:19 – Steve Jablonsky – Sam on the Lake 52:40 – 53:25 – John Murphy – Leaving Rasul’s 53:46 – 54:34 – John Williams – Munich, 1972 54:34 – 54:52 – Zack Hemsey – Thoughts Heist 54:52 – 56:36 – Brian Tyler – Looking Mercenaries 56:42 – 57:34 – Hans Zimmer – Dream is Collapsing 57:34 – 59:10 – Ramin Djawadi – Arc Reaktor 59:10 – 59:25 – Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri – Roof Leap 59:35 – 59:50 – Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri – Roof Leap

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