I take it you don't watch the UK version, since you're all about programs with "authenticity"...5.
The new format is crap. And poor production values on the last bit. Really, the tire marks in the slalom part really killed the "authenticity" of the race. Did they hire the same shitty producers and editors that does Ken Blocks "Gymkhana" vids?
Oh, obligatory "Fire Rutledge Wood" complaining.
I don't think you know this, but I too, watch the original Top Gear. And I have been for years. It sounds like your willingness to overlook the imperfections of the original in order to prove your justification of your "hate" of the US version. By the way, it seems more likely that you enjoy the US version, since you're willing to watch every episode and take your "precious" time to comment on almost every episode since the show premiered. Now I know that you once said that you never watched the show on TV, but you are willing to go ahead and download every episode to watch on your computer, that's showing us.At least they bother to hide it and not make it stick out like a sore thumb.
May I suggest you (re-)watch the TGAUS episode where James Morrison told people in California that the Pontiac G8 was a Holden Commodore, concentrating on the people's reactions? It would only confuse most Americans. Most Americans don't know what a Vauxhall is, and only Americans of a certain age remember Opel. For most of us, GM is an American company. You get some funny reactions here when you tell people that a Chevy Aveo is a Daewoo.I also don't like how they didn't make any mention of the caprices Holden connection.
Cars have more grip than bikes. As mentioned in the show having not only bigger tires, but also two more of them translates to more grip.PS. was the Z06 on slicks? Which explains why the car feels so much more grippy than the bike