[02x08] June 29th, 2009

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Catch the final episode of Top Gear Australia series two Monday 29 June at 7.30pm. In this episode Steve Pizzati checks out a legendary Aussie muscle car, Warren Brown drives the car that Porsche said they would never build, James Morrison loses himself in super luxury heaven and an underworld character is the Star in a Bog Standard Car.

?Porsche said you?ll see England beat Germany in a World Cup final before you see a diesel roll off the production line at Porsche.?

That was until they built the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. To get a real feel for the car?s performance, Warren calls a race?against an Australian stock horse.

With a ?route that has more bends than a contortionist?s Christmas party,? Warren negotiates the winding mountain roads while the horse takes a Man from Snowy River approach.

Then it?s Warren versus James in the battle of the super luxury sedans. James chooses the most expensive Japanese car on sale in Australia, the Lexus LS600. Warren picks the biggest selling super luxury sedan in the country, the Mercedes Benz S-Class.

?How predictable, a big grey Mercedes. How challenging!? said James.

?Coming from you who?s turned up in an automotive equivalent of a digital watch,? said Warren.

?They make trucks and vans don?t they?? said James.

?That is the world?s most expensive Toyota Cressida,? said Warren.

And so it went on.

Steve claims his prize for beating James in a mobility scooter race held back in episode five, the chance to review the iconic Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 3.

After debating if driving the car would take away from the legend that is the GTHO, Steve finally succumbs to the temptation and takes the GTHO to Bathurst.

?See the steering does try to communicate to you but it?s not a language I?ve heard before. It sort of tries to substitute volume for some kind of clarity,? said Steve.

Watch Top Gear Australia on Monday night to see the GTHO in the hands of The Stig and find out if the legend remains intact.

Star on the rise, Gyton Grantley (Underbelly, East West 101 Series 2), is the Star in a Bog Standard Car.
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