What are your top 3 Top Gear car reviews?

Mr. Nice

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I'm wondering what everyones favorite Top Gear reviews are. To keep it easy, I'm going to keep it to the top 3.

Mine, in order, are:

1) Ariel Atom
2) Corvette Z06
3) Koenigsegg CC8S
 
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Not a review per-say, but the comparision of the RS4, E92 M3 and the C63AMG is probably my favorite.

I agree with you about the Atom.

Can't think of a specific 3rd one at the moment.
 

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1. Porsche Carrera GT
2. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
3. Lamborghini Gallardo LP-560

If you need reasons:

Reason for #1: The Venturi tunnel and the silicon carbide bit. Plus the engine noise and it's possibly one of my most favorite cars of all time.
Reason for #2: I don't think I really need a reason, just go back and watch the awesomeness :cool:
Reason for #3: The GT2 screaming thing + the old lady, little kid, and dog thing.
 
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Mine are all luxury cars:

01. Rolls-Royce Phantom (Series 02, Episode 02) - Just very well done overall and I liked Jeremy's comments at the end if Britain could design something as amazing as the Humber Bridge, why could they not have designed the new Phantom?

02. Bentley Brooklands (Series 11, Episode 03) - Both JC's commentary and how he powerslid that thing all over the place to the point of blowing a rear tire.

03. Lamborghini Murci?lago Roadster (Series 06, Episode 11) - RH ran with the bulls. Nuff said. Well, also trying to put the temporary top on was hilarious.


Three honorable mentions:

01. Aston Martin V12 Vantage (Series 13, Episode 07) - Never has JC said so much by speaking so little.

02. Bentley Continental Flying Spur (Series 06, Episode 10) - Captain Slow approaches 200 miles an hour.

03. Aston Martin Lagonda (Series 03, Episode 03) - Always loved this car and JM did a great job discussing it.
 
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#1-Ford Fiesta -"What if I get chased through a shopping mall by baddies in a Corvette?"
#2-Koenigsegg CCX-"WHO NEEDS NICOTINE???!!!!"
#3-Ariel Atom-Jezza alien face :p
 

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I was already crying why no one cares about the ultimate Fiesta review until Buffy saved the day :bow:

My favorites:

1.Atom
2.CCX
3.Fiesta
 

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1. Ford Fiesta from 12th series
2. Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640
3. Ariel Atom (I would place here review of off-road toys from 6th series as well, but it doesn't fit here I guess)
 
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1) Jeremy's "sensible" review of the Ford Fiesta (Also: Good for beach assaults with the Royal Marines; and hand grenades fit perfectly in the cupholders!)

2) Koenigsegg CCX (The best cure for ciggy cravings is to smoke!)

3) Lamborghini Murci?lago LP 670-4 SV (Mmmm...pure automotive pornography.)

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Some very honourable mentions...
* Pagani Zonda S Roadster ("There are demons in here! And I'm driving one!")
* Pagani Zonda F Roadster (James loses his power test virginity!)
* BMW M5 (Push the "M" button and everything changes.)

Dunno if these count as reviews per se; but I liked these, too...
* Small cars with the presenters' mums (Mrs. May knows about low-profile tyres?)
* Muscle cars at Pendine Sands (Too bad cars are banned from there these days.)
 

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* BMW M5 (Push the "M" button and everything changes.)
Damn I forgot about that one. Sends a chill down my spine EVERYTIME I watch it.

Can we change this to top 5 car reviews purty please? :D
 

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1- Porsche Carrera GT
2- Ariel Atom
3- James's Veyron maxing (It's made my eyes water too)
 
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1) Richard Hammond BMW Z4 M Review
2) 911/M6/Vantage Isle of Man review
3) BMW M3 CSL Isle of Man review
 

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These three are ones from each of the presenters:
1. Jeremy's Ariel Atom

2. Richard's Lamboghini Murcielago Roadster

3. James's Honda Clarity
 

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actually not an easy question ... but I?ll try ... and will stick to only "reviews" and won?t include comparisons or challanges ...

1. the Viper SRT10 - hilarious one-liners, awsome car, great verdict. "as stupid and wonderful as owning a pet-elephant". A fairly simple one without the optical overkill by Jeremy but a very, very good one that got the point across. Top Gear at it?s best and it just shows that they can be brilliant even when it doesn?t feel like an I-max exculusive documentary.

2. the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coup? - beautiful, atmospheric ... James May.

3. the M5 - great mix again of "hate it but love it". Great soundtrack and filming of course. Jeremys really got across what he wanted to say there, didn?t feel scripted at all.

The F430 review from the same series (as the M5 one) doesn?t trail far behind ... but as the task was to nominate just 3, I?ll pick these ...
 

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Is there a time limit on this as I'm still thinking about it?
 

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Is there a time limit on this as I'm still thinking about it?
It did take me awhile to end up with 3. It may have been easier for people to come up with the 3 reviews that they found to be the worst, though I don't know what that would accomplish.
 

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1. That last AM V12 review - insane yet beautiful - something to go out on - vids, music, words and the car - perfect.
2. Focus ST review
3. Ariel Atom

But I change my mind alot.
 

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1. That last AM V12 review - insane yet beautiful - something to go out on - vids, music, words and the car - perfect.
2. Focus ST review
3. Ariel Atom

But I change my mind alot.
Bang on the money with all of them.

Maybe Z06 in 3rd and Atom in 4th, but basically those are my favorites (RROOOOOONNNEEEEEYY)
 
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