Damn, ninja'd. I was going to call it 'Surf & Turf'.
Well, the final episode of this season. We were promised a good show to end with and I believe that's exactly what we got, this was easily my favourite episode of this season.
I was impressed that they dared to question Porsche on its choice of engine for the new Coxster and I'm happy knowing that should I want one I'm better off buying an older, cheaper one. I believe Jay kay was a great guest as I'd expect, getting involved in the discussions in a way that non-petrolhead guests just don't and giving us some excitement on the track.
Naturally, I want the 8x8 Shaman and I enjoyed Matt's review of it. I didn't think the thing was actually road legal, I'd certainly think twice about driving it on the road myself. Looking at the area and the terrain I was reminded of Clarkson climbing a similar hill in the Discovery 3 and was expecting some comment about not leaving with the keys but alas, no such luck. The interview with Bernie was very nicely done, Eddie did a great job (I never thought I'd be saying that) despite Bernie clearly not wanting to give much away. I really got goosebumps at the end.
Finally the big build and I think they really pulled it off well, like everyone else I hadn't seen the yacht-like qualities of the Rodius but when it becomes a boat it all just makes sense... sort of. The gags were nicely done but they didn't dwell on them like I fear CHM would've done and I sincerely hope that Chris falling over wasn't faked, it certainly didn't look like it.
Overall a pretty damn memorable episode, probably the first one I'd happily go back and watch again for some time. These boys have a bright future doing this, much brighter than last time around anyway.