[02x02] May 18th, 2009

Status
Not open for further replies.

SL65

Ambitious but rubbish!
Joined
Jul 12, 2004
Messages
9,326
Location
Sydney, Australia
Car(s)
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L
Episode 2 of 8:

With car owners forced to suffer high petrol prices and the environmental impact of cars now more a concern, Australians have responded to these issues the best way they could ? by buying more V8s in 2008 than ever before.

So for those happy to sell their first-born to pay for petrol and think the greenhouse effect is the latest diet craze out of the States, Top Gear Australia has the car for you ? the HSV Clubsport R8.

?Basically it?s an SS Commodore that?s been to HSV boot camp and come back with a bigger engine, bigger brakes and a Schwarzenegger body pack,? said Steve Pizzati.

Want something better? Top Gear Australia has uncovered Australia?s best kept performance car secret. The Holden Special Vehicle?s Clubsport R8 by Walkinshaw Performance or affectionately known around the Top Gear Australia office. The Superclubby.

?Buying a superclubby is like ordering a pizza. You choose the toppings you like and you can get them to hold the anchovies,? said Steve.

While Australians have to wait another 12 months before the first electric car is unleashed on our shores, Top Gear Australia decide to build their own low cost electric car from existing petrol powered ones. Armed with $3000 each, Warren and Steve take their iconic Australian car of choice into the garage for a power make-over before they battle it out on the track in true Top Gear Australia fashion.

Legendary Australian rocker, Ian Moss (Cold Chisel) is the Star in the Bog Standard Car and Warren and James race in reverse around the track ? for science of course.





I'm not that interested in seeing a Clubsport R8. But a supercharged Walkinshaw V8....hells yeah :D
 

TroyWK

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,349
Location
Straya'
Car(s)
Canyonero
that Walkinshaw is gonna be kickass

470kw and 770Nm Torque
 

Richmondgal

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2008
Messages
2,858
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Car(s)
Still a Hyundai...but this time an i30
I'm guessing the Walkinshaw car is the same thing as the VXR8 Bathurst version. (Still peeved about them getting extra supercharge than us)
 

TroyWK

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,349
Location
Straya'
Car(s)
Canyonero
no i think itll just be the walkinshaw version, because the walkinshaw version is just a 45k option that you tick when buying a normal clubby, besides theyve already tested the normal one.
 

SL65

Ambitious but rubbish!
Joined
Jul 12, 2004
Messages
9,326
Location
Sydney, Australia
Car(s)
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L
HSV should supercharge the Sportswagon....just for the hell of it. And then fit black rims with red walls :D
 

gti138

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2005
Messages
572
Location
Adelaide, Australia
Car(s)
Peugeot 206 GTi & Mazda CX-7
HSV should supercharge the Sportswagon....just for the hell of it. And then fit black rims with red walls :D
I'd probably buy one of those... There's something about the styling of the Sportswagon that I like...
 

lockstops

Member
Joined
May 8, 2009
Messages
39
Location
Adelaide, Australia
Car(s)
Renault Megane
Went to the studio recording of episode six on Friday night. It was quite different to what I thought it'd be like. Is there a place where one can post info about episodes a fair bit away?
 

Dsemaj

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 3, 2006
Messages
2,956
Location
Adelaide, Australia.
Car(s)
2003 Urabus Impreza WRX, 1997 Fraud Falcs EL Wagon
God dammit, I hate SBS. Refuses to work on Foxtel Digital and I don't have an antenna plugged in..
 

melbournian

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
1,795
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Car(s)
2003 Honda Jazz VTi-S
^ really? I have the foxtel IQ and I use it to record TGA (and a few other SBS shows) every week, never had a problem with the reception....although my free to air SBS HD is shite.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top