[11x05] July 20th, 2008

[11x05] July 20th, 2008


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Vltros

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I give this week's episode a solid 10 too.

Why? Last week's episode saw the return of the epic races and that pure motoring feeling Top Gear is only capable of transmitting.

But this week's episode also saw the return to the core Top Gear episode. A little bit of everything (car reviews, little challenges etc.) put together in 60 minutes of pure motoring fun.

The GT-R review was simply EPIC. Definetly the GT-r has now become my favourite car of them all. Also the fact thet the review of the car was done in Fuji Speed way made it more special. After watching the episode I turned my PS3 on put Gran turismo 5 on it and couldn't stop going round fuji with the GT-R.

News section was fun to watch. SIARPC was awful. Not because of the segment but for the guests.

The Mercedes/Rolls Royce little challenge was hilarious and interesting to watch. Clarkson's Mercedes horn FTW!

And what can I say about the Fox Hunt!!! :lol: Only Top Gear is capable of doing that. And who cares wether the sound of the daihatsu was a V8 or not. That little funky car has quite impressive Off-Roading capabilities for cheap money. And it's not like one of those "Look at me I'm a SUV! I look like a 4x4 but I definetly suck when I get out of the tarmac"

Thanks againg Top Gear crew for making us laugh every sunday you are on!! Such a shame this series were so short!!! :(
 

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I THINK clarkson uses the pic of the man "pleasuring" his RR (what he found on the internet) every week.. Looked to me the screens showed that pic again
 

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dunno what pleasure the range rover gets out of it like. :p
 

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Anyone else noticed the Diablo 2 soundeffects (casting Townportal, Assassin strike) excessive use in fox hunting segment?
They are from a commercial sound effect library, which was probably used by Diablo aswell.

That has to be one old sound effects library... the screenwipe sound effect at 50m40s was used in (1994 vintage) Doom II, every time Icon Of Sin spits a cube out of its brain. I've heard sound effects from Hexen in earlier episodes.
 

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The GT-R bit was good, LOVED the sound it made when it passed the tire wall, it was orgasmic

I hope you're not confusing the engine/exhaust note with tire squeel... Which is most of the sound the GT-R made through the follow through. :p First you can only hear tire howl, and right at the end of the pass you can start to hear the V6 hum.
 

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Great episode, my favorite of the series so far I think.

I just wish they'd used a Subaru Forester for the fox hunting bit. I don't think they've ever had that car on the show, and I think it'd have done absolutely brilliantly for all of that off-roading.

Turbo-charged 2.5L flat-four FTW :)


New fans really need to go back and watch the older esp, Hammond did a full road test review of the Forester Turbo back in series 1 ep 9.
 

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Solid installment. I give it a seven.

The GTR is a triumph of engineering and I adore it. Neutral on the exterior styling and don't like the interior but its capabilities command respect. Faster than the F430 Scuderia, LP640, SLR and Carrera GT and a hair's breadth off the Enzo. Incredible!

News was enjoyable. The trophy and throne was a laugh. It probably doesn't count since they really only make one model but I've always been partial to any of Pagani's creations with to respect to a car marker that doesn't make bad looking cars.

I love classic cars so May and Clarkson taking those gorgeous classics out was pure pornography. I have to admit I like the Reichsmarschall G?ring car much more. Not even Clarkson can make that car uncool. "Chairman Margaret Clarkson", May's fear of being raped and "Cock".

Slightly off topic I like May and Clarkson films and would like to see more of this pairing. Off the top of my head the Pacific Rim cars and the car controls evolution film were May and Clarkson. I love the dynamic between these two.

Reasonably priced car segment is letting the show down in my opinion during this season. Don't enjoy this dual personality arrangement. If they do insist on retaining it I think they should revert to one.

Didn't enjoy the fox hunt segment but nonetheless better than the stars segment. Hammond is superfluous during the entire duration. Car seemed rather nice though.

Now awaiting the bitter sweet final installment of the season.
 
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good ep... but sadly.... one left.. which meens.... nothing to watch anymore... seroiusly id love them to fit more car reviews in.. strech it and make 56 episodes a year and always make us laugh ;)

hehe

But i guess ill just be happy with what we get given!
 

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I just wish they'd used a Subaru Forester for the fox hunting bit. I don't think they've ever had that car on the show, and I think it'd have done absolutely brilliantly for all of that off-roading.

Turbo-charged 2.5L flat-four FTW :)

Hamster reviewed it way back in series 1 or 2. During the week after the particular episode was shown my next door neighbour bought one - same colour as well! But it was just coincidence, he didn't even know what Top Gear was!
 

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nice episode. although the none of the segments were epic all of them were solid. its a shame they didnt do more crazy stuff with the limos, when i saw the stig in the i10 i though the next thing will be stig + hamster in the i10, hamster with a paintball gun in a game of "escaping from the assasins". imo the angle there should be more of a star / dictator driver and limo then owning a big old limo. still the segment was diffrent and original becuse of the cars used.
quality of the news is improving through out the season.

also i really want them to explain why the GT-R is so fast but i guess thats for nerds and aint cool.
 

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Thank you Andy, thank you. Too often the internet and common sense seem miles apart...
I think he hates us at this point. He's probably wondering if we've gotten ahold of his credit card statements, memorized his children's school routes or something...:unsure:
 

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Great episode and I noticed this:

http://pic.armedcats.net/a/an/anonymous/2008/07/21/Untitled-1.jpg
http://pic.armedcats.net/a/an/anonymous/2008/07/21/Untitled-2.jpg
 

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Very good ep! That GTR, man what a car!! Good review ba JC :)

Old car segment was also nice, good 2 see Cptn. Slow in action again :D

SIARPC also ok, although someone said one of those guys is a twat!

And the Terios, also entertaining, much thanks 2 Jeremy,again! Nice car, the Terios!

Ah, can't wait for the season finale!! It's gonna be goooood!!!

And yeah.... Hy Mr. Andy :D
 

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Great episode and I noticed this:

http://pic.armedcats.net/a/an/anonymous/2008/07/21/Untitled-1.jpg
http://pic.armedcats.net/a/an/anonymous/2008/07/21/Untitled-2.jpg



hahahaha :lol:
i did notice her too! and damn she has great t**s...;)
 
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