[18x01] January 29th, 2012

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Off the Radio Times website, sent in by a helpful visitor via the contact form:

1/7. New series. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May put three supercars through their paces in Italy. Their weapons of choice are the 691bhp Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren's hi-tech MP4-12C, and a British brute in the form of the Noble M600. The journey begins at Nardo, a high-speed testing ground so vast it can be seen from space, and includes a nerve-wracking drive in Rome before reaching its conclusion with a timed challenge against the Stig at the Imola circuit. The trio also look forward to some of the 2012's most exciting cars and are joined by a celebrity guest who takes the wheel of the Reasonably Priced Car.
 

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That does sound pretty nice. A solid season opener :) Hopefully :)
 

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SIARPC should be in the relevant print edition of the RT which will be on my doorstep next Tuesday morning. I think sometimes even TG doesn't know until a bit nearer the time.
 

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Going in with low expectations and then being pleasantly surprised is how I'll aprroach this series.

Thoughts on who's driving which of the cars?
 

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Jezza must go with Aventador. May may appreciate the sensibleness of MP4-12C, but. Hammond may like Noble.
I think you are correct if I remember rightly. I have the TG mag with the preview in it and it shows you who's driving what. Hammond is defo in the Noble, but I cant remember who went for the Lambo, I have a feeling its Jeremy since May has already driven the Aventador for a TG mag feature.
 

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...that and Jeremy has already driven the MP4-12C "fax machine" in the last series and found it too "clinical". So I would imagine that he and James swapped rides for the run through Italy
 

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Looks solid. Limited room for cringe humour at least. Hope the SIARPC is watchable as well!
 

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I think you are correct if I remember rightly. I have the TG mag with the preview in it and it shows you who's driving what. Hammond is defo in the Noble, but I cant remember who went for the Lambo, I have a feeling its Jeremy since May has already driven the Aventador for a TG mag feature.
That's my guess as well. :)
 

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Sounds promising. I'm guessing there'll be scope for silliness driving round Rome - but of the "good" sort not the "blowing up" sort. Hoping for some epic scenery, epic cars, and a good dose of humour. My ideal segment is still the "Best driving road in Europe" one.
 
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