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    Morgan 3 Wheeler, KTM X-Bow, Caterham R500 Comparison Piece

    This hasn't been discussed much, if at all here, but this image on TG's website confirms that there will be a comparison piece between the Morgan 3 Wheeler, KTM X-Bow, and the Caterham R500 in the new series.

    http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/sne...1-20?imageNo=4

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    #2
    On the basis of what we've seen so far, this is the film I'm most looking forward to this series. I was squeebling like a bugger about it last night, because I'm a huge fan of those little Morgans, but that's an interesting field of comparison too. Also, that's a beautiful shot
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      #3
      Am I the only one who thinks that there is Ariel Atom missing? But, of course, they are only three. And, although it has been featured two times, the X-bow has never been driven in Top Gear.

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        #4
        Originally posted by neutron View Post
        Am I the only one who thinks that there is Ariel Atom missing?
        Not me. What I think was missing was the BAC Mono. Of course, that might be on tap for this series.
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          #5
          It may be featured since it was on Clarkson DVD.

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            #6
            How does the Morgan fit in there? Two high-performance track day cars, and, I don't even know what the Morgan is exactly, but I can't imagine it being even closely as fast as the two others
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              #7
              You'd be wrong, because Morgan is sensationaly awesomely fast.

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                #8
                For real? In that case, I'm very much looking forward to seeing that thing bending the laws of physics
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Burn View Post
                  For real? In that case, I'm very much looking forward to seeing that thing bending the laws of physics
                  They're a bit mental and brilliant - they've got about 115bhp but they weigh next to nothing and they're powered by V-twin engines. The top speed's about 125mph, but they're also chuckable in the right hands. For me personally they were the stars of Top Gear Live last year:



                  I want one!
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                  The intellect of Peter Andre, the sexual appeal of a Bedford Astramax
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                    #10
                    I prefer the R500, in fact if I could I would want that to be my daily driver.

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                      #11
                      If you saw the "coming in this series" video from 18x01, you know EXACTLY why the Morgan is in this comparo.

                      "HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!"

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                        #12
                        About time they did the X-Bow on the show - can't wait for that review.

                        I've driven that thing - and have been thrashed around in it by a race-driver - and it really is like nothing else on the road. If only it wasn't so bloody expensive and impractical. Even a Caterham is a sensible choice compared to the X-Bow ..


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                          #13
                          http://forums.finalgear.com/top-gear...-2012-a-52614/
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