[26x03] Mar. 3, 2019

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Ripplin

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On this episode, Chris and Matt both review the new Bentley Continental GT, Rory reviews the new Renault Megane, and Chris takes the 911 GT2 RS on the track.
 

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I enjoyed the jeweling reviews for the Bentley. ;) Taking it offroad reminds me of when Kris Meeke did it. I do think it's the best looking one yet, and is kinda cool, but still not a favorite. (a more rounded grille would help) I enjoyed the GT vs. Speed 8 race.

Nice seeing the old Renaults, especially the 5 and Clio V6. I hate those headlight...extensions? on the new one. That's a modern trend I hope dies off quickly. Another classic 'this car is disappointing...except' review. Didn't know about the rear wheel steering. Pretty cool, though I can't help but think that's more complications to break. LOVE the telemetry on your phone thing, though! (but yeah, it's a bit irresponsible)

The Porsche segment was ok, I guess. Though I like them enough, Porsches are never my favorites (and I really don't like that four headlight bulb arrangement they're using!), but I'll admit it's a really nice car.
 

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This feels a lot like series 5-6 classic TG, with no-nonsense, honest, car reviews. Only wish that Rory's segment was a bit longer -- would've loved to see him drive the classic Renault hatches.

The Bentley segment was great. I think that may have worked better as a wrap-up to the episode just purely on that Speed 8 alone, rather than the GT2 RS which is nowhere near as special.

Overall though, this is the best episode since the Japan special from last series. Loved it.
 

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Disappointed in this season so far. Think Grand Tour has amped up this season with some cracker episodes, and has left me a bit blah when it comes to Top Gear. Still a good show, just not a great one any more. First time in the history of Top Gear I have skipped SIARFC in all the episodes - Grand Tour has shown you don't need Celebs, and it leaves more time for Car stuff.
 

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The celeb segment was way too long, the rest was okay but nothing amazing, the whole point of a hatchback is its cheaper but does more, Rory doesnt seem to get the point, only his forever hype peppy attitude thats starting to come off as fake after so long.
 

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A solid 7. Not bad, nothing remarkable although the end to the Bentley film was fun. I think they got the episode bass-ackwards, they should have kicked off with the Porsche and ended with the Bentleys.

Also I test drove a Citroen ZX back in 1991 that has passive rear wheel steer like the Megane, and owned a Xsara VTS with the same system from 2000-2002.
 
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