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NoooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!1!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!

That was the last episode of the season...

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NoooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!1!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!

That was the last episode of the season...

The season has ended, and it hasn't even started here yet.
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Apart from the terrible India special and a really boring stunt show promoting the remake of The Sweeney, this season has been pretty good. Less stupid, lots of focus on driving cars and classic cars and mostly good guests.


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Reminder: Season 18 to premiere Monday April 16th at 8pm/7c

Season 18 Episode Guide

Followed by Richard Hammond's Crash Course at 10pm/9c

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IT DOES!? Goodie! Tee hee!

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Thanks for the heads-up, would've missed this on the Tivo since BBCA continues its usual idiotic practice of setting first air date based on when it appeared on BBC UK.
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Cars

James: 1977 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I

Jeremy: Jaguar XJS

Richard: 2000 Mini Cooper Sport

Lap Times Top Gear All India Hill Speed Climb Event

Jeep: 1:16.4
Mini Cooper Sport: 1:17.2
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I: 1:19.6
Policeman: 1:19.8
Ford Ikon: 1:23.6
Honda City: 1:24.0
Hyundai i10: 1:25.9
Toyota Qualis: 1:25.9
Taxi: 1:26.8
Vespa: 1:27.1
Austin Allegro: 1:29.3
Mahindra: 1:35.4
Man: 7:36.0
Tractor: 9:30.0
Tourist Coach: 11:07.3
Elephant: 32:00
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Challenge: What car should you have instead of a Ferrari?

James: McLaren MP4-12C
Jeremy: Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
Richard: Noble M600

News

Alfa Romeo 4C
Maserati Kubang

Star/Car

Will.I.Am - 1:49.4

Imola Race Times

Stig's Italian Cousin Ferrari 458: 1:56.6
Richard: 2:03.3
James: 2:06.4
Jeremy: 1:59.1

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Actually will.i.am did finish after multiple spins, and had (I think) the highest wet lap time. It's in the show.
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Actually will.i.am did finish after multiple spins, and had (I think) the highest wet lap time. It's in the show.

I'll edit it now, i'm too busy with the cable maps i totally forgot about the lap

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Feature 1

Richard becomes Nascar's Honorary Pace Car Driver at AAA Texas 500.

News

Toyota Prius Camper Van
Renault Fluence Z.E.

Review

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster - 1:19.6

Star/Car

Matt LeBlanc - 1:42.1

Feature 2

CA6410UA - Austin Maestro
Shuanghuan S-CEO HBJ6474Y - BMW X5
Pioneer XF150ZK-4
JACJ7
Haval M2
Guanchi Trumpchi - Alfa Romero 166 - 1:50
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Feature 1 (Power Test)

James May tests the Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition and the Fiat Panda(Featured Apperance by The Stig)

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition - 1:31.0

News

2012 Morgan Plus 8
2012 Dacia Lodgy
2013 Ford Mondeo Mk5

Feature 2

Jeremy and Richard are on location with the forthcoming Sweeney movie as they take charge of shooting the film's climactic car chase (Source)

Featured Cars:

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Ford Focus

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Is there anyone who DIDN'T watch these episodes in January/February?
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Well, me for one.
They are 'new' episodes on BBC America HD (Time Warner Cable-San Diego). From scanning the posts above, apparently some of you have access to BBC and are able to see them much sooner.


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I hope they keep up the momentum of good shows. Been a fan for a long time (since season 1).
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Is there anyone who DIDN'T watch these episodes in January/February?

Well since this BBC America thread I would guess no ;-) hehe. Since thesis a global forum however weave people from all over including ones who would be able to see it on BBC during the original air dates.
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I find myself a little ambivalent towards this....

Pluses
The wit.
The reviews.
The Stig thing.

Minuses
Too often silly.
Too often gets away from cars and dabbles into other things.

I like my car shows to be about....well, CARS (interesting cars, not Corollas).
Not planes, helicopters, horses, kites, etc.

Unfortunately, this show is not the only one with this problem...

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I find myself a little ambivalent towards this....

Pluses
The wit.
The reviews.
The Stig thing.

Minuses
Too often silly.
Too often gets away from cars and dabbles into other things.

I like my car shows to be about....well, CARS (interesting cars, not Corollas).
Not planes, helicopters, horses, kites, etc.

Unfortunately, this show is not the only one with this problem...

I agree, but I suspect that what we may consider "minuses" may be keeping other viewers coming back (keeping the ratings up). Probably why this show rates so much higher than 5th Gear and Motorweek which are more clinical.
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If I remember correctly everyone hated TG when it first came out because it was so... structured. The reason why it's good now is because whatever they do they make it fun and you can't tell their "agenda". Look at Motorweek (yeah yeah... I watch it cuz it has good info in a short time) and TG USA, are they nearly as entertaining? No...

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Well, me for one.
They are 'new' episodes on BBC America HD (Time Warner Cable-San Diego). From scanning the posts above, apparently some of you have access to BBC and are able to see them much sooner.

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I agree, but I suspect that what we may consider "minuses" may be keeping other viewers coming back (keeping the ratings up). Probably why this show rates so much higher than 5th Gear and Motorweek which are more clinical.

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If I remember correctly everyone hated TG when it first came out because it was so... structured. The reason why it's good now is because whatever they do they make it fun and you can't tell their "agenda". Look at Motorweek (yeah yeah... I watch it cuz it has good info in a short time) and TG USA, are they nearly as entertaining? No...

I am a huge car-guy, and I guess I do go more for the "clinical" aspects of these shows.
DVRs can be awesome....

However, I do appreciate the humor.
In that respect, the BBC TG wins hands down.

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I'm bummed that the show will not return to UK screens until next year due to the Olympics, moreso now that Carroll Shelby has died. Shelby would have made a perfect subject for a feature segment this year and I would loved to have seen an original AC Shelby Cobra zooming around the track.


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Yeah, that's too bad. RIP Carrol too.

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Yeah, that's too bad. RIP Carrol too.

WOW, I just got this...

Incredible life....

The one-time Texas chicken farmer who became a household name because of his British/American breed of Ford-V8-powered Shelby Cobra sports roadsters, was also the world's longest-living heart-transplant recipient of more than 20 years.

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They were saying that on the news. I didn't realize it was 20 yrs though. Doesn't seem that long.

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Feature 1

James May tests the Fisker Karma

News

2012 Cadillac CL

Feature 2

Jeremy Tests the Ferrari FF and races the Bentley Continental GT (Features The Stig)

Star/Car

Michael Fassbender - 1.42.8 (Ice)

Episode Challenge

James, Jeremy and Richard embarks on an ambitious project to build mobility scooters that can tackle the wilds of the British countryside

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Feature 1

Richard and a Rally Driver race a Rocketman

News

2012 Mini Clubvan Concept

Feature 2

Jeremy Tests the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale with the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series

Stig Laps

Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale - 1:23.1

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series - 1:21

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Matt Smith - 1.43.7

Feature 3

Jeremy and James pay tribute to recently deceased Swedish car maker Saab.

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Feature 1

The Best Track Day Car?/ Stig Lap Times

James - Caterham R500/ 1:27.0
Jeremy - KTM X-Bow/ 1:17.9
Richard - Morgan Three Wheeler/ 1:40.4

News

2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Citroen DS4 Sport
Renault Megane 265

Feature 2

Jeremy Reviews the Brutus (2:02.5) vs Spitfire Bentley (1:50.3)

Star/Car

Alex James - 1.45.2

Feature 3

All 3 cars cars in feature 1 are determined if they could be used in a public environment.

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Season 18 Episode 7 (Season Finale)

Feature 1

Richard Tests the 2012 BMW M5 V8 - 1:29.2

News

2013 Lamborghini Aventador J
2013 Bentley EXP 9 F

Top Gear F1

Kimi Raikkonen: 1:46.1

Feature 2

James meets Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2 DJ)and takes out Chris' Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Star/Car

Slash - 1:49.8

Feature 3

Could you do motor racing for less? The Gang goes to a racetrack in Kent.

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Finally. I don't want to be rude but the America Top Gears is terrible. They tried to imitate the quirkiness of the UK version but it feel completely overdone. It will be best if they just be themselves and do the show with their own vision instead of trying to imitate. You always see 50% downvote on Youtube if the video is either Top Gear US or Australia.

You are not saying anything rude that hasn't been said before here:

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